I had my left hip resurfaced with Dr. De Smet on 3/15/06. That was a turning point in my life. I was 61 years old and been living in pain from my left hip for almost ten years. I had spent about 3 months learning about hip resurfacing and reading email posts from the … Read the rest
|I thought I would post an update from Ghent from one who is now officially “on the other side”.I’m here at the Villa. It’s Saturday and my surgery was on Tuesday. Sumati is here as well and will be sending you her own post so you can compare what we have to say! This has just been an incredible experience so far. I woke up early the morning of surgery|
In the summer from 2005 I went to Belgium for resurfacing from my right hip by Koen de Smet. I was born with hip dysplasia and had a pelvic osteotomy 30 years ago. The last few years I had a lot of pain and couldn’t walk more than 50 meters without a crutch. I couldn’t sleep without painkillers and I feel like an 80 year old woman while I was
|Three Year AnniversaryYo, Hippy Kids….
Today marks three years of remarkable, painfree, unrestricted life after a resurfacing on 15Dec04. In my case, for you who are new here, I was crippled after a handball mishap in May of 1996. I had to stand, leaning on crutches, to check into the hospital, because it finally hurt too much to sit down again. We had a fine band of friends in
My husband had an LBHR with DeSmet yesterday and all I can say is “WOW” Everything has exceeded our expectations.
We arrived at the Villa Cento Passi on November 5th around noon. We were greeted by the Villa staff as if we had just arrived home. Our luggage was taken to our room (#6) and we were told that lunch was being served in the Villa’s restaurant. The food was
I was a marathoner with 6 years between my last long run and hip resurfacing for protrusio acetabulum with Dr. Koen De Smet in Gent, Belgium. I have to admit that my fanatical pursuit of hip resurfacing was initially driven by a desire to run again.
De Smet’s advice — after the initial 6 weeks of restrictions — was to “listen to your body” to know what the limits were.
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 … Read the rest
The second hip was easier ~ knowing what to expect is … Read the rest
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 … Read the rest
I have now had the operation from Dr De Smet for my hips.
Pretty courageous move to achieve.
Interesting he used the Conserve plus device in the end in which I thought he would.
He is not biased in any way just what he thinks works best.
My surgery was very, very tricky due to the FAI surgery I had in NZ as they took away much needed bone that … Read the rest
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 … Read the rest
Pablo’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. De Smet 2013
February 04, 2013
I’m a 46 year old male, and will need a hip resurfacing this year. The arthritis in my case is apparently due to the combination of three factors: developmental dysplasia (mild I guess), femoroacetabular impingment (FAI) and joint hypermobility.
This process was accelerated (inadvertently) by practicing sports all my life (swimming, then basketball, mountaineering / climbing, running, cycling, and … Read the rest