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Peter Smith Published on Oct 10, 2017
Short discussion about Hip Resurfacing with Dr De Smet, Gent, Belgium.… Read the rest
I had a bilateral done on 29th of April this year Dr DeSmet. After 8 years of suffering I finally got through all the issues of Back pain (2 replacement disc’s) knees issues and numb feet issues and yes burning left hip and weak flexion on the right side (limping) The recent surgery has at this stage only 3 weeks after the surgery changed or fixed 90% … Read the rest
Just want to thank everyone involved in my Hip replacement at Anca Medical center. I had high expectations of fast recovery but this is incredible. To try walking with crutches the day after the operation and be able to walk in the city of Gent 4 days after operation was amazing. Today its 8 days since operation and I can walk without crutches. Yesterday me and my new friends took … Read the rest
11 Year Update 3/15/2017 – My BHR is 11 years old today. It is a gift I received from Dr. De Smet from Belgium 11 years ago. I remember the surgery day as if it were yesterday – the day I was out of pain. I have been out of pain and active since then. Never had a problem and just don’t think about my hip. I am 72 now … Read the rest
December 26, 2016 – Life seems to be a never ending story of learning and trying to achieve certain goals in life – or get back to a normal “you” or to try and fit back into society.
I had my bilateral resurfacing April 2015 and most has gone well. Although I am not fond of the scars and appearance the functionality and pain has … Read the rest
February 8, 2016
I am one month out of bilateral hr with Dr DeSmet. Can’t say enough about the quality of patient centred care. Wondering how soon I can do stairs without crutches. I am feeling pretty balanced and strong. I am a lot more tired than I expected I would be. Wondering if this is normal. This site helped me get my bearings. Want to say thanks!
February 13, … Read the rest
October 12, 2016
As some background to my bilateral surgery – I’m a 37yr old female. 9 years ago I put my SIJ out playing squash but never got it seen to as v shortly thereafter was sick for 3 years with chronic fatigue. After getting better from that illness and back to sport I then developed piriformis syndrome on my left hip, that after 2 years of treatment had … Read the rest
October 3, 2016 – I just completed my 3rd Half marathon down now to 6 minute K’s with still some issues but getting there for an younger old fella it is great. I feel sorta normal. I have lost the pain when stopping after the 2 hours now as it used to hurt like hell in the hips but now that is settled in.
Today (March 15, 2016) is the 10th anniversary of my BHR (Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Device by Smith and Nephew) surgery. My BHR is still going strong with no problems at all. It feels just like my other unoperated hip – normal.
I traveled to Dr. De Smet in Belgium in 2006 because there were not many experienced hip resurfacing surgeons in the US. Also, I did not have health … Read the rest
March 20. 2016
My Dr. De Smet hip is 14 years old now and still going strong too!!! Best decision we ever made!
March 2, 2013
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Both Cliff and I had BHRs with Dr. De Smet in October 2002 – I was a left and he was a right. We are ice dancing, ballroom dancing and playing again. … Read the rest