Original Article: PDF OnlyClosure of Defects from Pressure Sores Requiring Proximal Femoral ResectionKlein, Neil E. M.D.*; Luster, Steven M.D.†; Green, Stuart M.D.†; Moore, Thomas M.D.†; Capen, Daniel M.D.†Author Information *Plastic and reconstructive Surgery Service, Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center, Downey, CA. †Department of Orthopedics, Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center, Downey, CA. Annals of Plastic Surgery: September 1988 - Volume 21 - Issue 3 - p 246-250 Buy Abstract Proximal femoral resection (i.e., modified Girdlestone procedure) is often required in the paraplegic with an infection or dislocation of the hip joint. A philosophy and technique for dealing with this difficult problem are presented. The technique involves using an external osseous fixator to stabilize the femur and allow healing of the flap used to fill the defect. © Williams & Wilkins 1988. All Rights Reserved.