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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Traction and bracing during walking keeps cut the upper end of the femur and the outer surface of acetabulum apart from one another. The trend of Girdlestone procedure is declining but it remains a valuable girdlwstone in select cases.

A discussion with the doctor who is seeing him might help you further. Arthtoplasty of head and neck of the femur was found to be an excellent salvage procedure for infected hips especially yielding uniformly satisfactory results at all ages irrespective of the disease.

This generally happens where the disease has healed with minimal fibrosis and scarring of the girdleetone and soft tissues. John Peel, We do follow Girdlestone procedure with skeletal traction. Intracapsular fracture neck of femur is one of the most common fragility fractures in the elderly.

The recent X-ray of the hip [ Fig 4 ] showed gross proximal migration of femur with osteoporotic greater trochanter and cement mantle without any signs of loosening. Conversion of failed hemiarthroplasty to totalhip arthroplasty: Girdlestone arthroplasty may not give requisite functional relief to the patient. Patient was walking with the support of a walking aid. Critical girdlewtone analysis after Austin Moore hemiarthroplasty.


They concluded that the results were unpredictable from poor to fair hip function as evaluated with standardized hip scoring systems. Ten-year patient and prosthesis survival after unipolar hip hemiarthroplasty in female patients over 70 years old. Please can you help me understand how this could happen?? It is important to explain guarded prognosis of the procedure beforehand to the patient. In such situations total hip arthroplasty procedure, though technically challenging will give stable painless hip to the patient.

Discussion Intracapsular fracture neck of femur is one of the most common fragility fractures in the elderly. The outcome of Austin-Moore hemiarthroplasty for fracture of the femoral neck. Arthroplqsty operation was performed for various conditions which included femoral neck fracture, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, xrthroplasty, septic arthritis, unreduced posterior dislocation of long duration, fracture of the acetabulum, avascular necrosis of femoral head and bony ankylosis.

Nil Source of Support: International Orthopaedics [Int Orthop] May; 36 5: Long cemented stem was planned to bypass the cortical breach by at least 2 cortical diameters.

The old post-operative x-rays showed a proud bipolar arthrolasty with extravasations of cement from proximal femoral aspect. Moreover, not all local infections have girdlestons systemic features. I hope that helps. In this case where the proximal femur was completely intact was ideal for conversion to total hip arthroplasty. I am not saying it is an infection.

Singh My uncle had a girdlestone procedure in May because of two failed arthroplastg procedures to repair a fractured femur.

Total Hip Arthroplasty in a Girdlestone Hip following a Failed Hemiarthroplasty

It provided a painless, mobile hip. Post operative x-ray showing the proud bipolar prosthesis and extravasated cement. Better results with total hip arthroplasty in Girdlestone hips can be expected in cases where more bone on the proximal femur can be preserved [ 7 ]. Surgical therapy of hip-joint empyema. But there is an increasing trend towards performing replacement surgery in these patients.


Girdlestone arthroplasty.

He was not arthroplastt on a skeletal traction nor sent to rehab instead he was discharged 4 days later to come to his residential home. The standard posterior approach was used to expose the hip joint. Such patients may require hip stabilization procedures may be done 3 to 6 months after the Girdlestone operation.

The latest follow up was one year after surgery. Though technically challenging, total hip arthroplasty in certain cases will give a relatively stable and painless hip, as is the observation in our case.

girdlestobe Replacement surgery is more acceptable procedure across the races as it provides stable, pain-free hip, with functions close to the original hip. Bittar ES, Petty W. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

Girdlestone Procedure or Excision Arthroplasty of Hip | Bone and Spine

After that, walking with a walking stick is started. The longevity of implants following hemiarthroplasty depends on its proper placement. There are no reports of Reimplantation of Total hip components in a case, where a failed hemi replacement is converted to arthroplawty Girdlestone hip, as in our case report. Conclusion The longevity of implants following hemiarthroplasty depends on its proper placement. Clayer M, Brucknr J.

Hemiarthroplasty, Girdlestone arthroplasty, TotaIhiparthropalsty.