Desmond Turner’s Hip Resurfacing with Mr. McMinn 1998
Published on Mar 27, 2013
Desmond Turner underwent a right Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) operation in 1998, performed by Mr McMinn. Within a week of surgery, the former Labour MP for Brighton was back in his office and a few days later went to the Lisbon International Expo.
You can read Desmond’s story on our website here: http://www.mcminncentre.co.uk/desmond…
Hip arthritis started affecting Desmond Turner, both professionally and personally. "My life was becoming unworkable," says the Brighton Kemptown MP. Remembering his agonising daily struggle he explains: "Walking became difficult, and if I carried a heavy briefcase it was very painful." It was in 1998 when he first saw Mr McMinn about the possibility of having a Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR).
The discomfort and restrictions associated with hip arthritis were affecting Desmond’s sporting activities and the idea of the BHR appealed to him enormously, he recalls: "I couldn’t run at all and I couldn’t fence anymore. When Mr McMinn described what made it work, being a scientist, I appreciated the significance of all the minor details."
Desmond had been walking with a limp prior to surgery and remarkably he says: "Within a week I was back in my office and a few days later I was at the Lisbon International Expo, very quickly post-surgery."
Desmond is thankful for Mr McMinn’s work and is ever confident about the longevity of his implant, he says: "I’m very appreciative of the difference it’s made to my life, and if I lived to 100, I still don’t think I would need a revision!"
For more information on Derek McMinn and the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing please visit http://www.mcminncentre.co.uk/