Dr. De Smet –
Can both hips be operated at the same time?
In severe osteoarthritis of both (bilateral) hips a bilateral
procedure can be done. Both hips are operated on the same day.
Our experience today has not given more problems when this is
performed in healthy people. A continuous epidural catheter and
more blood transfusion are needed. Cell saver is used in these
conditions. Patient has to be healthy, not obese, and the hip
condition itself does not have to be severe.