January 31, 2006 – how very strange this universe works…
I am recently back from Belgium with a brand new right hip (De Smet, Jan.11/06). So far, life “on the other side” (as Alan called it once!) has been great. Slow and steady, but already feeling so much better than I was before I went to Ghent.
I have been reading the posts since I have been back with great
A picture is worth a thousand words! A sketch by Patricia Walter illustrates a hip resurfacing device on the left compared to a total hip replacement device on the right. Which bone sparing device looks more natural and bone conserving to you? According to medical studies, a hip resurfacing provides a more natural gait and loads the hip more naturally than a total hip replacement. Gait Medical Study for Hip
A Modified Posterior Approach Preserves Femoral Head Oxgenation During Hip Resurfacing
Steffen RT, De Smet KA, Murray DW, Gill HS 2010 Mar 22
Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and
Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford, Nuffield
Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, UK.
In 11 patients, the oxygenation was measured in the
superolateral quadrant of the femoral head during
resurfacing with a modified posterior approach, designed to
preserve the … Read the rest
|Hello to all of you who are Belgium Hippy’s, or about to be’s,What a positive experience! The people in Gent are the kindest I have ever met. The staff at the hospital was outstanding and the DeSmet team fixed me so well I can hardly wait to go back and have the other hip done.To any of you who are wondering if you should do this~ 24 hrs after surgery|
Kani at the Villa in Belgium
The following is an account of my bilateral hip resurfacing adventure gathered from some emails I had sent and some of which were posted on the Surface Hippy website. I hope they will give an insight for anyone interested in traveling to Belgium for hip resurfacing with Dr. Koen De Smet.Arriving in Ghent I finally made it to Ghent. I left Portland at
The exercise-related rise in plasma cobalt levels after metal-on-metal hip resurfacing arthroplasty 2008
M. Khan, MRCS, PhD Student, Clinical Research Fellow1; J.-H. Kuiper, PhD, Lecturer in Biomechanics1; and J. B. Richardson, MD, FRCS, Professor of Orthopaedics1
1 Institute of Orthopaedics The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Gobowen, Shropshire SY10 7AG, UK.
Wear of metal-on-metal bearings causes elevated levels of cobalt and chromium in
Surface Hippy has a very large number of pages about many aspects of hip resurfacing. The first time visitor might be a little overwhelmed and wonder where to start learning about hip resurfacing. You might want to visit the pages listed below before exploring the rest of the website.
- What is hip resurfacing?
- What are the advantages of hip resurfacing?
- Positive Outcomes with Hip Resurfacing by Experienced Surgeons
- How to
When buying real estate the old saying about what is important is “Location, Location and Location.” In many people’s minds the most important factor in choosing a surgeon for hip … Read the rest
Published Thursday, Feb. 09, 2012LONDON, February 9, 2012 -PRNewswire/ – Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN; LSE:SN), the global medical technology business, today announced the results of a new study for its BIRMINGHAM HIP™ Resurfacing (BHR) System. The study, carried out at the request of the FDA, followed the progress of the first 400 BHR patients in the United Kingdom and found that after 10 years, 99% were
|Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2007 Subject:Re: Metal allergyWhile metal allergies are indeed rare, they can be (or have the effect of being) all too real….. My wife is 31 yrs old and had her right hip resurfaced 2 years ago by Dr. De Smet (she originally broke her hip around 10 years, developed AVN, had an osteotomy 7 years ago, developed arthritis, which ultimately led us to Ghent – can’t|
|Searching The Medical Literature: I regularly search and use medical literature. A couple of tips. First, many public or state libraries will provide single copies or pdf. files if you give them the citation. This policy probably varies greatly with budget limitations and locale, but it is worth inquiring. Local hospital libraries will often accommodate reasonable patient requests for copies or help you with your search. Large university teaching hospital|