I am actually here trying to gather info for my daughter. She is 29 and has been wheelchair bound since surgery for hip dislocation when she was 11. For a long time she has complained of pain in the right hip and that it always felt dislocated. Well after 2 falls last July we found out that she has severe osteoarthritis and the right hip is dislocated. So badly that the implant they put in for the dislocation 18 years ago has migrated from what is the normal spot up into her pelvis! They had done bone grafts but evidently they didn't hold. Saw a new orthopedist today and he said the only thing they can do is the Girdlestone procedure and that she will have a "floppy" leg that will be quite a bit shorter than the other one (it is already 2 inches shorter). He said that we could do a replacement but that it would fail in short order due to nothing to connect it to with no actual hip socket. We are all devastated at the further disabling of her. Anyone have any other info or ideas of what we can do. This our 2nd opinion on her condition. I hope it is ok that I am posting on her behalf.