Bilateral Hip Replacement

Having both sides replaced on the same day is called “bilateral” replacement surgery. In many patients, both hips are equally or nearly equally affected with arthritic or other degenerative conditions. When determining whether a patient is a candidate for bilateral hip replacement, we look at each joint individually. If you are determined to be a candidate for replacement of both hips, then bilateral replacement is a viable option.

Having both hips replaced on the same day is a good option for those who do not want to undergo the surgery and postoperative rehabilitation twice. There is also evidence to suggest that the cumulative risks associated with bilateral hip replacements is less than the cumulative risks associated with having two surgeries on two different days.

Bilateral Hip Replacement Advantages:

• One rehabilitation period
• One anesthesia
• Potentially less cumulative risk
• Potential participation in the Acute Rehabilitation Unit

Bilateral Hip Replacement Disadvantages:

• Increased potential for the need of blood products postoperatively
• Potentially more difficult rehabilitation in the first few weeks

Hip Pain Treatment

anterior approach hip replacement

Over 80% of our hip replacements are performed using the advanced minimally invasive anterior approach. An anterior hip replacement is muscle-sparing allowing for a potentially faster recovery rate and enhanced patient outcome after surgery… (read more)

total hip replacement

Total hip replacement is a procedure performed for severe arthritis or other degenerative condition of the hip joint. It is called a total hip replacement because both the ball and the socket of your hip are resurfaced… (read more)

hip resurfacing

Hip Resurfacing is intended for young, active adults in need of a hip replacement. This conservative treatment resurfaces rather than replaces the end of your femur bone with an implant that is potentially more stable… (read more)

bilateral hip replacement

Having both hips replaced on the same day is called “bilateral” hip replacement surgery. For qualified candidates, bilateral replacement means not having to undergo surgery and postoperative rehabilitation twice… (read more)

revision hip replacement

Joint replacement is one of the most common and successful procedures performed by orthopaedic surgeons, but not every procedure is successful. The goals of a joint replacement are to decrease or eliminate pain from an arthritic joint and improve mobility/joint function. Evaluation is warranted when a joint replacement is not achieving reducing or eliminating pain at the joint… (read more)