- Patients Who Live Alone Can Recover Effectively and Safely at Home
- Birmingham Hip Resurfacing vs Total Hip Replacement
- Two4One 2 Years after my BHR Revisions I’m HEALED!!
- Frequently Asked Questions About HR Articles
- Post Op Tips by Dr. Gross Patients
- Questions to Ask Your Hip Resurfacing Surgeon
- About Clunking Noises in my new hip
- Will My Neck Capsule Be Preserved?
- Will I Have Stitches or Staples?
- How Long Will My
…a new study to be presented Thursday, March 16, at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), found that even patients who live alone can recover effectively and safely at home…
…(The Study) involved 769 patients undergoing primary THR or TKR. Of these, 138 patients lived alone and 631 lived with other people. In both groups, patients age 75 … Read the rest
Birmingham Hip Resurfacing vs Total Hip Replacement by Smith & Nephew 2016… Read the rest
September 15, 2016 – First, I want to correct that I had my last ceramic and titanium bilateral hip revisions (to a failed bilateral Birmingham Hip Resurfacing) completed in November 2014 – not Nov 2105.
Secondly, after an almost 2 year recovery, I can most happily report that both hips AND knees do not hurt!! At most, my hips get stiff after prolonged use and … Read the rest
Patients often rely on information from other patients that have already had surgery. Of course, you should always ask you own surgeon what pre op and post op information they can supply.
Dr. Gross patients have posted suggestions for others after their surgery:
and some generic suggestions for post op exercises, of course you should follow your own surgeons suggestions first.
Dr. De Smet
The clunking noises and clicking feeling in the first 6 months after surgery is a temporary decoaptation of both components. This means that the two big metal parts of the prosthesis come apart and come together again. Having a large diameter this gives no wear of the prosthesis and will not destroy anything. Because of the release of the capsule around the hip to be able to … Read the rest
There are of course many views and opinions amongst surgeons regarding the best approach and what to preserve during the surgical approach. Failures in resurfacing which occurs due to faulty approaches and vascularity issue, do so at the 3-6 yrs mark ( slow varus collapse with loosening of femoral component ie AVN of the entire head). Hence, it is difficult to prove or disprove any concept regarding this … Read the rest
Dr. De Smet
Normally staples are closing the wound. In young patients (ladies!) and on request the wound is getting closed
When do the stitches or staples have to be removed?
Half of the stitches or staples are normally removed after 14 days. The remaining half is removed after 16 days. Depending on the individual patient, one can decide to remove the staples later on. Staples are removed with … Read the rest
Dr. De Smet
How long will my leg continue to swell and hurt?
The pain usually decreases rapidly during the first days, but discomfort can continue for a couple of months. The swelling is due to alterations in fluid return up the limb, and will gradually diminish, but may take a couple of months or longer. Mobilization, exercise, stockings and elevation helps.… Read the rest
1. If your BMI [(weight (in kg) / height (in m)) multiplied by 2] is less than 25, then the standard incision is so small that any benefit from a “mini incision” is questionable.
2. If your BMI is 25 or more (getting more obese), and your hip is stiff, the efficacy of the “mini incision” has
not been demonstrated.
Basically, if you want a small incision, you … Read the rest