Rapidly progressive hip disease (RDHD) is a rare condition of the hip joint, causing destruction of the femoral head. The pathogenesis is unknown. The disease is self-limiting, there is no treatment to stop the disease. Hip arthroplasty is a successful way to relieve pain and restore function. We present a case where both hips were involved and analysed. A favourable result was obtained by bilateral total hip arthroplasty.

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Keywords Hip arthroplasty, Rapidly progressive hip disease, Vanishing hip
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jor.2018.05.002, hdl.handle.net/1765/106400
Journal Journal of Orthopaedics
Citation
Braaksma, C. (C.), Vermeulen, D. (D.), van Leeuwen, A.M. (A. M.), Speth, M.J.G.M. (M. J.G.M.), & Piscaer, T.M. (2018). Bilateral vanishing hips, coincidence or systemic disease? A case report and overview of current literature. Journal of Orthopaedics, 15(2), 641–644. doi:10.1016/j.jor.2018.05.002