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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Singh My uncle had a girdlestone procedure in May because of two failed ortho procedures to repair a fractured femur. However the muscle strength around the hip in such cases which are operated multiple times is difficult to assess. Each case has adthroplasty be looked at individually and decision to offer a Total hip in such cases should be taken judiciously in arthrooplasty with the patient, after explaining pros and cons with a guarded prognosis.

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Subscribe to our Newsletter and get updates delivered to your email inbox. In 17 cases they had to do revision surgeries. Examples Fibula is lateral to tibia bone. Subsequently he underwent Girdlestone arthroplasty which resulted in persistent painful hip.

Girdlestone procedure is excision arthroplasty of the hip in which femoral head, neck, Proximal Nearer to the trunk. They concluded that the results were unpredictable from poor to fair hip function as evaluated with standardized hip scoring systems. Replacement surgery is more acceptable procedure across the races as it provides stable, pain-free hip, with functions close to the original hip.

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Clinical Messege Hemiarthroplasty will fail if not done properly. The patient had sustained fracture neck of femur following a fall while working one and half years back [ Figure 1 ]. Converting such failed cases to Girdlestone hip arthroplasty may not be a good option. Movement away from the central axis. Conclusion The longevity of implants following hemiarthroplasty depends on its proper placement. Hemiarthroplasty unipolar or bipolar of the hip is a commonly performed procedure in elderly patients with intracapsular displaced fractures of the neck of femur with good short-term results with regard to pain relief, return to activity, morbidity and mortality [ 123 ].

Ishaq Khan, Hem may take anytime between months to walk with support. It is important to explain guarded prognosis of the procedure beforehand to the patient. A swelling should be examined and investigated. Some degree of telescoping of the limb and a tendency toward external rotation are not uncommon. He is diabetic but I was wondering that after one year five months the healing process would have been over.

Still I would look up and let you know in due course. Open in a separate window. The standard posterior approach was used to expose the hip joint.

Active physiotherapy and exercises in traction help patients to develop good muscle power, the maximal range of hip movements. A series of 92 patient who underwent excision arthroplasty of the hip Girdlestone arthroplasty as a primary procedure is presented.

I am just pointing that the premise on which you assured yourself that infection is absent may not entirely hold. The year was Such patients may require hip stabilization procedures may be done 3 to 6 months after rathroplasty Girdlestone operation.

Witschger PM, Siegrist H. InPankaj A, Surya bhan et al in their series of 44 cases concluded that conversion of symptomatic hemiarthroplasty to total hip arthroplasty is a safe option that gives good functional results, with marginally higher rates of intra-operative complications [ 10 ].


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Hem may take anytime between months to walk with support. The latest follow up was one year after surgery. Microbiological culture, gidlestone age, duration of Girdlestone arthroplasty and the number of preceding surgical procedures did not correlate with the functional outcome after conversion [ 12 ]. For optimum results regimen of postoperative care is essential. Please review our privacy policy. A 60 year old male patient underwent cemented bipolar hemiarthroplasty for fracture neck of femur which failed, owing to improper implantation.

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Total Hip Arthroplasty in a Girdlestone Hip following a Failed Hemiarthroplasty

An improperly implanted bipolar prosthesis would create more problems to the patient, leaving the surgeon to choose one of the options being a Girdlestone arthroplasty. The break in the cortex was used to remove the distal part of the cement mantle. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU.

International Orthopaedics [Int Orthop] May; 36 5: The results mentioned in the literature are not generally uniform.

Will I be able to walk normally or will I still have a bad limp with pain. The patient is ambulant without support, without any significant pain at present though shortening of the limb of about 2.