Girdlestone procedure is excision arthroplasty of hip in which femoral head, neck, proximal part of trochanter and the acetabular rim are removed. Modern technological advancements in revision hip arthroplasty have revolutionised the treatment of failed primary total hip replacements. The decision to. Girdlestone resection arthroplasty should be considered as a salvage procedure, primarily aimed at pain relief and infection control. Such patients must be.

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The functional results of such Girdlestone hip may not be satisfactory. Each case has to be looked at individually and decision to offer a Total hip in such cases should be taken judiciously in consultation with the patient, after explaining pros and cons with a guarded prognosis.

Due to his age 88 he is basically bedridden, however today I noted that the affected thigh is much larger than the normal leg and he experienced pain when I moved the leg.

Girdlestone Procedure or Excision Arthroplasty of Hip | Bone and Spine

John Peel, We do follow Girdlestone procedure with skeletal traction. Conclusion The longevity of implants following hemiarthroplasty depends on its proper placement. Please get him examined and investigated. Hemiarthroplasty will fail if not done properly. In 17 cases they had to do revision surgeries. J Orthop Case Rep. Discussion Intracapsular fracture neck of femur is one of the most common fragility fractures in the elderly.

Long cemented stem was planned to bypass the cortical breach by at least 2 cortical diameters. Shoulder is proximal and elbow is distal. In Markus E Rittemeister et al in their series of 39 patients assessed the functional outcome of total hip replacement following Girdlestone hip arthroplasty.

National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Traction and bracing during walking keeps cut the upper end of the femur and the outer surface of acetabulum apart from one another. He did not fall or sustained any injuries.


His temperature is normal so Girdlestoone do not think he has an infection and the thigh feels normal to touch — no redness or hotness. Open in a separate window. The latest follow up was one year after surgery.

Such patients may require hip stabilization procedures may be done 3 to 6 months after the Girdlestone operation. We do follow Girdlestone procedure with skeletal traction. The recent X-ray of the hip [ Fig 4 ] showed gross artbroplasty migration of femur with osteoporotic greater trochanter and cement mantle without any signs of loosening.

In this case where the proximal femur was completely intact was ideal for conversion to total hip arthroplasty. If the hip is weak even an action like standing from a sitting position may result in a break and further forces cause further arthro;lasty. I hope that helps.

Total Hip Arthroplasty in a Girdlestone Hip following a Failed Hemiarthroplasty

Intend to ask his doctor if an ultrasound girdlestoen x-ray would help to clarify. Later an MRI scan of the hip was also done to rule out any possible signs of infection. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. The results of girdlestone hips vary from good to poor in the various studies published. That is how procedure has been described and done at all the centers I did attend.

Bittar ES, Petty W. I am just pointing that the premise on which you assured yourself that infection is absent may not entirely arthroplsaty. In such cases where Hemiarthroplasty has failed or subsequent Girdlestone hip arthroplasty has failed to give relief to patient, Total hip arthroplasty should be considered though it is technically demanding especially after 2 failed surgeries prior to it.

After traction, the patient is encouraged to bear weight and use hip for squatting and sitting cross-legged. Could you please confirm as how much time it will take to walk with a suitable crutch support and without support.

Girdlestone arthroplasty.

Get more stuff on Musculoskeltal Health Subscribe to our Newsletter and get latest publications on Musculoskeletal Health your email inbox. The break in the cortex was used to remove the distal part of the cement mantle.


It is opposite to adduction. India Find articles by VJ Purushotham. Microbiological culture, patient age, duration of Girdlestone arthroplasty and the number of preceding surgical procedures did not correlate with the functional outcome after conversion [ 12 ]. As the drugs become more effective and revision arthroplasty yielding better results, in cases of infected prosthesis antimicrobial, definitive excision arthroplasty has become a salvage operation.

Gradually he might leave the support though that is not advised. I am not saying it is an infection. In such cases Girdlestone arthroplasty may be an option to consider, though it may not give requisite relief to patient in some cases.

He concluded that if the surgery is done well the result is good with dramatic relief from the condition. A 60 year old male patient underwent cemented bipolar hemiarthroplasty for fracture neck of femur which failed, owing to improper implantation. It provided a painless, mobile hip. Replacement surgery is more acceptable procedure across the races as it provides stable, pain-free hip, with functions close to the original hip.

The longevity of implants following hemiarthroplasty depends on its proper placement. If so then forces that act on hip could result in the fracture especially when the hip is weak. The old post-operative x-rays showed a proud bipolar prosthesis with extravasations of cement from proximal femoral aspect.

Girdlestone procedure is excision arthroplasty of the hip in which femoral head, neck, Proximal Nearer to the trunk. Case report A 60 year old male patient presented to us in the outpatient department with complaints of limp and shortening arthroplastty the right lower limb for the past one year.

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