Hip resurfacing: The metal-on-metal bearing material is not the problem by Dr. AmstutzThe success of total hip replacement (THR) in the 20th century has been tremendous with improvements in the durability of new designs, bearing materials and fixation techniques. However, the young and active patients have historically had high revision rates compared with older, more sedentary patients, notably when the etiology of the disease is osteonecrosis. Despite great improvements… Read the rest
Femoro-acetabular impingement or FAI occurs when the ball of the head of the femur does not have its full range of motion within the socket of the acetabulum of the pelvis.
Impingement itself is the premature and improper collision or impact between the head and/or neck of the femur and the acetabulum. This causes a decreased range of hip joint motion, in addition to pain. Most commonly, FAI is a … Read the rest
By Jeanette Steele, UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Navy Chief Petty Officer Mike Carrol deployed to Iraq in 2007 and remains on active duty today, at 53, to train fellow reservists.
Mike Carroll couldn’t touch his knees together. Couldn’t play basketball with his children. Couldn’t walk other than taking "a big limp," he said.
The former Navy SEAL wasn’t going to let those limitations drown his dream of … Read the rest
Kelly’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Schmalzried 2009
August 19, 2009
I had my left hip resurfaced on Monday July 27th with Dr. Schmalzried in Los Angeles. I was home from the hospital on Wednesday the 29th. The following Monday, August 4th I was able to be a wife to my husband again, although I wasn’t as active a participant due to some restrictions. However, a few days later I was … Read the rest
I am a 43 yr old surfer who jhas had difficulty getting to my feet the last two years. It sucks to feel like such a kook. I surfed on a longboard twice a few weeks back and it felt great to be in the water but I paid the price afterwards and it was painful to walk for a few days. I am getting a resurfacing done on December … Read the rest
I am a 40 year old active father of 2 small children, so I needed to get the hip done to enjoy life and really play with my kids. I had a Birmingham resurface of the left hip with Dr. Schmalzried November 14, 2012. I was off crutches by the 3rd day, no need for a cane. Pain was in the 1-3 range for the first week, although I was … Read the rest