What do you think about doing simultaneous bilateral Total Hip Replacement (THR) vs. 2-stage bilateral THR? Would I need a urinary catheter for one THR or simultaneous THR?

I prefer to do bilateral (both) hips as a staged procedure, one THR then the other 6 wks later. I have on occasion done simultaneous bilateral THRs, but only on my healthiest patients, since it can be more dangerous in terms of blood clot, blood loss & cardiac risk.

I almost never use a catheter, unless medically necessary. Simultaneous Bilateral THAs would require a urinary catheter.

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