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Hip disarticulation: a case series

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Hip disarticulation: a case series

Arvinder Singh, Chooi Yuo Joe, Kathiravan Murugan, Kian Hua Yeoh, Mohd Sharifudin Bin Said, Mohd Yusof Bin Mahidin, Shukur Bin Ahmad
15 March 2021

Abstract: Hip disarticulation is a surgical procedure involving the amputation of the entire lower limb through the hip joint. This study contains 13 patients who had undergone hip disarticulation, 76.9% due to infection, while the rest were as a result of trauma. The mean age for the trauma group was 34 and for infective causes 53. Smokers accounted for 38.5% of patients. The most common bacteria found were Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumonia. The diagnosis for patients who underwent hip disarticulation due to infection were necrotizing fasciitis (n=3) and infected diabetic foot (n=7). The mortality rate was 61.5% and three patients experienced a phantom limb. All five survivors used wheelchairs for ambulation and with no prosthesis.

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