Surgeons are treating patients with a new type of hip implant that could lead to better outcomes for younger, more active people requiring surgery.
Fifteen patients have so far been treated with a novel ceramic hip resurfacing implant in a new trial at Imperial College London. Early results suggest patients can return to physical activities such as … Read the rest
My name is Bill Thom, aged 67 and a Scot living in London. My hip operation was a Birmingham Hip Resurfacing procedure and was done on November 2nd 2009. I had been consulting my surgeon Mr. Ronan Treacy for about 7 years as my hip was gradually deteriorating which made it difficult for me to enjoy an active life. I am an accomplished ski-er and I also play tennis every … Read the rest
I am a 45 yo female and just underwent right hip resurfacing on 11/15/17 by Dr Thomas Gross and Lee Webb. Prior to my hip injury, I was a marathoner, trail runner, avid hiker (14’ers) and Mountain biker.
In 2015, I was diagnosed with a labrum tear in my right hip after running NYC Marathon in 2014. My first surgery to repair the labrum was in April 2015. Immediately after … Read the rest
In 2015 it had become quite apparent that I would need hip replacement or hip resurfacing on my right hip. I had been training in karate for 44 years and lifting weights/bodybuilding for 42 years…
…Meeting Dr. Boettner at his Manhattan office was all I needed to make up my mind as to how to proceed…
…So it was decided that he would perform the … Read the rest
My name is Zak Belkebir, and I am 54 years old. I have been very active all my life and competed in every sport I had a chance to participate in. I played competitive soccer for over 30 years, and when I couldn’t play anymore I picked up tennis and started running short and mid-distance races. I also go to the gym at least 5 … Read the rest
I first met with Dr. Nawabi in July 2016 following an MRI that indicated I had a severely torn left hip labrum…
…Upon meeting with Dr. Nawabi and having him review my MRI and X-rays, he concluded that I was a good candidate for hip resurfacing surgery. I was hoping to return 100% to running, playing soccer, and playing golf and the hip resurfacing … Read the rest
I had my right hip done by Dr. Gross on 1/11/2011. Other than running, I’ve returned to every activity I’ve ever done, and honestly don’t even think about my hip 99.9% of the time. Anyone reading this who’s on the fence……just consider what you want the next 5 years to be like. I was 44 at the time I had mine done, and realized that … Read the rest
I recently realized that my 10 year anniversary of my hip resurfacing is here! I had my left hip resurfaced by Dr. De Smet in late 2007. About five years ago, I had my metals level checked and sent the results to Dr. De Smet…his reply was that it looked like my hip would be fine for at least 100 more years (metals levels were … Read the rest
December 13, 2017
When I first learned I needed a hip replacement I was 46. I thought I was too young and tried waiting it out. I started looking for alternatives other than a full hip replacement. My journey took me to first getting a cortisone injection. This did nothing for me other than have the experience of getting an injection in my groin. Next I started doing Bikram yoga … Read the rest
December 20, 2017
I had my left hip hip done in 2005 by Dr. Myron Stachniw in Galesburg, Il., and the left hip the following year. Aside from the occasional flare up of bursitis in my left hip, I have remained very active. My left hip is a resurf. The right hip is a large femoral ball hip replacement.
I have been baffled at all the bad press resurfs have … Read the rest