What are surgical alternatives to hip disarticulation in patients with persistent joint infections?

Authors: Michael Patzakis, Eoin Sheehan
RECOMMENDATION: Surgical alternatives to hip disarticulation include resection arthroplasty when reconstruction of the joint with the use of a megaprosthesis is not possible. Hip disarticulation should be reserved for patients with systemic sepsis and/or extreme soft tissue infections of the extremity, in whom the surgery is performed as part of a life-saving procedure.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 93%, Disagree: 4%, Abstain: 3% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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