• Results in decreased pain in the majority, some have mild pain and generally increased mobility
  • Usually requires extensive external support for mobilisation

ref: Grauer etal " resection arthroplasty of the Hip" JBJS 71A: 669-678, 1989. 48 resection arthroplasties in 43 patients

  • Pain was alleviated in almost all patients
  • Ability to walk not improved significantly from pre-op 
  • All patients used a support for walking
  • Shortening of limb : 3 – 11 cm