Total Hip Replacement – Girdlestone

Publish Date: September 19, 2018

81  year old gentleman  presented with pain in right hip and complaints of inability to walk since last 2 yrs. Patient had a history of fracture neck of femur for which Total Hip Replacement was done which subsequently got infected and complete implant removal was done 2 yrs back. This procedure is called girdlestone.

Patient now presents with pain in right hip and is bedridden. This is a challenging surgery as complete anatomy of hip is distorted and requires expertise. After proper counselling he underwent right total hip replacement and is mobilized independently as early as possible.