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 breach in the wall, which was about 6mm in diameter was identified immediately and the exposure was further extended to visualize it. The girddlestone 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.

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. International Orthopaedics [Int Orthop] May; 36 5: Patient has been ambulant without pain till his girdestone follow up of 1 year. Awaiting girdlestoone your response. Surgical therapy of hip-joint empyema.

Discussion Intracapsular fracture neck of femur is one of the most common fragility fractures in the elderly.

girdlestlne The postoperative Harris hip score was A discussion with the doctor who is arthhroplasty him might help you further. 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 ].


Could you please confirm as how much time it will take to walk with a suitable crutch support and without support. The standard posterior approach was used to expose the hip joint. The acetabulum was filled with hard fibrous tissue which was completely cleared and acetabular floor was prepared.

Hem may take anytime between months to walk with support. Patient had a Harris hip score of It provided a painless, mobile hip. Critical radiological analysis after Austin Girdlestobe hemiarthroplasty.

For optimum results regimen of postoperative care is essential. Clayer M, Brucknr J.

Girdlestone Procedure or Excision Arthroplasty of Hip | Bone and Spine

This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. After that, walking with a walking stick is started. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Ishaq Khan, Hem may take anytime between months to walk with support.

Post operative x-ray showing the proud bipolar prosthesis and extravasated cement.

Girdlestone arthroplasty.

This generally happens where the disease has healed with minimal fibrosis and scarring of the capsule and soft tissues. The procedure was developed by British surgeon Gathorne Girdlestone as a lifesaving measure to remove disease and devitalized tuberculous hips in the pre-antibiotic era. The patient is put on skeletal traction in 30 to 50 degrees of Abduction It is a movement in coronal plane. In old age and immunocompromised states such as diabetes, it is not always necessary to have systemic symptoms like fever etc.

India Find articles by VJ Purushotham. Lenoble E, Goutallier D. In this case where the proximal femur was completely intact was ideal for conversion to total hip arthroplasty.

Girdlestone procedure is mostly done for the tubercular hip. Footnotes Conflict of Interest: Examples Fibula is lateral to tibia bone. The patient is ambulant without support, without any significant pain at present though shortening of the limb of about 2.


The weight is borne using a weight-relieving caliper and crutches which is continued for months. Introduction 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 ].

The walking and standing girddlestone vary from patient to patient.

The mean loss of length by this technique is arthroppasty. In 17 cases they had to do revision surgeries. I checked and found studies reporting that they found no difference in functional outcomes or limb shortening between the patients who underwent skeletal traction for 3 weeks and those who had early mobilization without skeletal traction.

Most patients are managed by replacement with either a hemiarthroplasty or a total hip arthroplasty. Witschger PM, Siegrist H. The K- nail reamers of 6.

An improperly implanted bipolar prosthesis creates more problems with one of the options being a Girdlestone arthroplasty. This website is an effort to educate and support people and medical personnel on orthopedic issues and musculoskeletal health. If the hip is weak even an action like standing from a sitting position may result in a break and further forces cause further injury.