One-staged contralateral or ipsilateral total hip and total knee arthroplasty

Merrill A. Ritter, Amy A. Herrold, E. Michael Keating, Philip M. Faris, John B. Meding, Michael Berend

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One-staged ipsilateral and contralateral total hip and total knee arthroplasties were compared. A total of 103 patients underwent a 1-staged total knee arthroplasty and total hip arthroplasty between January 1975 and July 1997 (67 contralateral and 36 ipsilateral patients). No prostheses were found to be loose or revised. The contralateral group had a 10.5% hip dislocation rate, and the ipsilateral group had an 8.3% hip dislocation rate. Most of the patients were discharged home (contralateral, 66%; ipsilateral, 56%). There was no significant difference in survival between the contralateral and ipsilateral groups. There was only 1 death within 3 months of the operation. The severity of these patients' deformity may necessitate these procedures be done at 1 operation with consideration of mortality and morbidity risks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)528-532
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002


  • Contralateral
  • Ipsilateral
  • Simultaneous
  • Total joint arthroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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