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The Importance of Timing for Total Hip Arthroplasty and Spinal Fusion

Managing a patient with degenerative disease in both the hip and the lumber spine – the hip-spine syndrome – presents a challenge: Which procedure should be done first? Should the surgeon start with a total hip arthroplasty (THA), or should the patient be referred to a spine surgeon for spinal fusion before THA?

Source: ICJR

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  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • New England Orthopedic Society
  • aahks
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • tufts school of medicine