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One-stage bilateral total hip arthroplasty: functional outcomes and complications in 112 patients.
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PMID:  22939864     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Advantages of one-stage bilateral total hip arthroplasty (THA) include a single hospital stay, a shorter rehabilitation time, and decreased management costs per patient. However, concern about a possible increase in the perioperative complication rate has limited the use of this strategy. Here, our objectives were to evaluate morbidity and mortality, as well as functional outcomes, in patients managed with one-stage bilateral THA.
HYPOTHESIS: The complication rate after one-stage bilateral THA is not significantly different from that after unilateral THA.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four French surgical centres participated in a retrospective observational study of patients managed with one-stage bilateral THA. The 112 included patients (55 women) had a mean age of 59 years (range, 22-84) and a mean follow-up of 30 months (6-103).
RESULTS: Mean hospital stay length was 10.8 days (6-27), mean operative time was 162 minutes (95-270), and mean haemoglobin levels were 14.3g/dL preoperatively and 10.1g/dL postoperatively. No perioperative deaths were recorded. Deep vein thrombosis occurred in eight (7.1%) patients and pulmonary embolism in six (5.4%). The Merle d'Aubigné score improved from 9.25 ± 2.9 (3-16) preoperatively to 17.5 ± 1 (14-18) at last follow-up. All but three patients (109/112, 97%) said they would choose the same operation again and 102/112 (91%) said they would recommend it to a family member.
DISCUSSION: The results of this multicentre retrospective study indicate that one-stage bilateral THA is a valid alternative to two-stage bilateral THA in ASA 1 and 2 patients with a preoperative haemoglobin level of about 14 g/L. The major complication rate was 7.1%, which was slightly higher than after unilateral THA, and the main complications were deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
C Trojani; T d'Ollonne; D Saragaglia; C Vielpeau; M Carles; J-L Prudhon;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study     Date:  2012-08-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Orthopaedics & traumatology, surgery & research : OTSR     Volume:  98     ISSN:  1877-0568     ISO Abbreviation:  Orthop Traumatol Surg Res     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-28     Completed Date:  2013-03-17     Revised Date:  2013-10-31    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101494830     Medline TA:  Orthop Traumatol Surg Res     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S120-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS.
Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Trauma, De l'Archet Hospital, Nice Teaching Medical Center, 151, route de Saint-Antoine-de-Ginestière, 06200 Nice, France.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip / adverse effects,  economics,  methods*
Cohort Studies
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Follow-Up Studies
Hip Prosthesis*
Length of Stay / trends
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications / epidemiology*,  physiopathology
Prosthesis Design
Prosthesis Failure
Pulmonary Embolism / epidemiology,  etiology
Retrospective Studies
Risk Assessment
Treatment Outcome
Venous Thrombosis / epidemiology,  etiology
Young Adult

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