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    Total Hip Replacement for tetraplegic

    I'm tetraplegic with c6/c7 spinal cord injury. Currently having severe Heterotropic Ossification (HO) on the both Hip.
    Doctor suggest for Total Hip Replacement... any comments on the pro and con of the said suggestion.
    How about Girdlestone?

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    For starters, the replacement may not be durable because of osteoperosis.

    A girdlestone removes the hip joint. The hip will flex. However, it will cause seating and balance problems because of the lack of hip support. In other cases, the femur may be fused to the hip so it will not flex. I assume you would have it fused in a sitting position. Try to imagine the problems that will cause for dressing, etc.
    Last edited by SCIfor55+yrs.; 07-24-2012 at 11:18 AM.
    You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
    http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

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    I just dont like metal
    I've had my share of it and it is not my favorite idea

    My professor Died after he had his Hip Replacement about 4 months after due to complications etc... He was a great Guy not old and yet he left us such a empty hole ever since ...
    What ever you choose Good Luck
    GL

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    Hi 55 how are you ? Good Morning

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    This would probably get a better response in the Care Forum.
    You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
    http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

    See my personal webpage @
    http://cccforum55.freehostia.com/

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    Anybody with sci did Total Hip Replacement.... may share your story

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    Chip off the bone and sand it down until you get enough ROM. My left hip got it a little, my right a lot more and it stopped a year out.

    Take an unhealed lumbar strain, scoliosis, HO and add them together and my left leg is 2" longer.

    Can no longer cross my legs or reach the floor and the counters are all 2" to low, ah SCI.

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    I got my right hip replaced in 2009 I would not have done it if I knew that I would be able to feel pain. Just my luck can't feel below t9 but can feel pain from hip. My left hip is jacked up now but I will not be getting surgery on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by arod636 View Post
    I got my right hip replaced in 2009 I would not have done it if I knew that I would be able to feel pain. Just my luck can't feel below t9 but can feel pain from hip. My left hip is jacked up now but I will not be getting surgery on it
    Sorry to hear that the surgery resulted in such pain for you. What would have been the consequences of not having had the surgery? Was it really an option?

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