Girdlestone procedure | definition of Girdlestone procedure by Medical dictionary
Gir·dle·stone pro·ce·dure (gĭr'dĕl-stōn),
complete resection or excision of the head and neck of the femur.
Girdlestone, Gathorne Robert, English orthopaedist, 1881-1950.
Girdlestone procedure - complete resection or excision of the head and neck of the femur.
Girdlestone resection arthroplasty
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We did not consider a Girdlestone procedure
as a viable option in our patient because of the poor functional outcome in the elderly .
These patients were treated by Girdlestone procedure
in three cases, revision megaprostheses in two cases, and antibiotic suppression in one case.
Various investigators use different methods for operative treatment of old unreduced fracture-dislocations including subtrochanteric osteotomy, Girdlestone procedure
, arthrodesis, endoprosthetic replacement, and total hip replacement.
But in July 2000 Helen faced her biggest challenge with the removal of her hips - an operation known as the Girdlestone Procedure