Today is my 8 year anniversary of my BHR by Dr. De Smet of Belgium. It is still doing well and I never had any problems with my hip resurfacing. I was very lucky to have a quick and easy recovery. I was on one crutch for 3 weeks and sight seeing in Belgium 5 days post op. Same as the other 8 patients I was with. We had a great time in Belgium with each other crutching around the Holiday Inn and Ghent.
I am now 69, so I hope my BHR will stay with me a long, long time. No one knows, but it has served me well so far.
I still believe in hip resurfacing and encourage anyone with a bad hip – male, female, small, large, young or old – to get an opinion or two from the very most experienced surgeons to find out if they are a candidate. Different surgeons have different protocols. I still believe that the very experienced hip resurfacing surgeons have the best overall outcome – based on national registries, personal stories and surgeon’s personal series.
Good Luck to all – may your hips last a lifetime!