Bob VogelQ. I’m 35, in my 15th year as a T8 paraplegic, and I’ve been having severe spasticity in my right leg for at least six months. It feels as if my sitting posture has become crooked. A set of X-rays show that my hip is chronically dislocated. My doctor recommended I see an orthopedist about getting a Girdlestone procedure, where they cut the ball and neck off my thigh bone. I’m confused and a bit scared. If I do a Girdlestone procedure, how much of the femur do they take off? If I have it done, will my h