Girdlestone procedure

Case contributed by Dr Michael Paks


Post hip excision arthroplasty (Girdlestone procedure) for infected total hip replacement

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male
Changes post Girdlestone hip arthroplasty are noted, with excision of the femoral head and neck noted and resulting in pseudarthrosis of the hip joint.

Case Discussion

Girdlestone procedure inevitably results in limb shortening, as demonstrated in this case - there is a 10 cm difference in the levels of the tips of the greater trochanters.

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Case information

rID: 57230
Published: 21st Jan 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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