As a television medical correspondent for decades on shows like Today, Dateline and the CBS evening News and author of 12 books on consumer medicine, I have to admit it. I have never faced a more vexing decision than that choosing between a total hip replacement and hip resurfacing. The claims and data appeared wildly contradictory and each surgeon’s take was miles apart from the others. I called great friends
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
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2007
Subject:Re: Metal allergyWhile metal allergies are indeed rare, they can be (or have
the effect of being) all too real…..
My wife is 31 yrs old and had her right hip resurfaced 2
years ago by Dr. De Smet (she originally broke her hip
around 10 years, developed AVN, had an osteotomy 7 years
ago, developed arthritis, which ultimately led us to Ghent –
can’t … Read the rest
RASR April 2007 Dr. Antoniou Canada
Richard from Nova Scotia Antoniou RASR April 10 2007 I’m a new 69 year old surfacehippy that was in pretty good shapebefore the operation and am now 10 days post op in Montreal. Staples were removed yesterday and I’ll be returning to Nova Scotia tomorrow.
At the outset I have to say that I think I read too many stories of surfacehippies who with … Read the rest
Well, after watching this board on and off over the last four painful years, I finally had my right hip resurfed by Dr. Gross on Sept. 5, 2007. I want to tell everyone that my pre-op and OR experience were beyond belief. I used to be an RN and I have never seen a team of medical providers so compassionate and just plain nice.We stayed at the Courtyard by Marriott … Read the rest
See Anne’s complete blog with LOTS of PHOTOS from India including the APOLLO HOSPITAL at http://maudandme.blogspot.com
Thursday, December 28, 2006 Finding Maud “You should write a blog, Mom.”Our older son, Lars, says it casually, smiling.
His words warm me. I usually feel sidelined and irrelevant to his generation, a nuisance really.Four years ago, I consciously