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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 40-42

Hip-spine syndrome: A contemporaneous double surgery

Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Spinal Surgery, Garofolo Health Care, Villa Berica, Vicenza, Italy

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Dr. Christian Capuano
Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Spinal Surgery, Garofolo Health Care, Vicenza
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JOASP.JOASP_7_22

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The incidence of symptomatic osteoarthritis of the hip and degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis is increasing in our aging population. The movements between the spine, pelvis, and hip joints are coordinated to allow for a physiological balance of the upper body and the pelvis during sitting and standing positions. Degenerative changes or spondylolisthesis of the spine result in decreased pelvic mobility and can lead to increased rates of instability and the necessity of total hip arthroplasty. This case report aims to determine the importance of communication between surgeons, in this case, a neurosurgeon and an orthopedic surgeon, which in our experience is very limited in clinical practice. We believe this lack of communication and collaboration is far from ideal for patients; their pathologies are not always put before functional aspects of the hospital or clinic, surgeon’s schedules, etc. This case represents the criterion standard of how a disease such as hip-spine syndrome, in certain cases, must be operated on in two parts of the body during the same surgical session.

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