Smith & Nephew BHR Brimingham Hip Resurfacing

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Wow that is impressive!
To recover from one hip is a small chore - how you recover from a bilateral op - simultaneously or even 1-2 weeks between hips is a feat of courage and strength
That's hockey players for you and of course you have to be a little insane to be a goaltender
(A lot of rubber thru your crease....)
Good to hear you did not push it too soon and are returning to an activity of passion
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Thanks for your latest post I am 4 weeks away from bilateral BHR with Mr McMinn and starting to feel a little apprehensive about the surgery and what life will be like after. I am hoping to get back to sports that have become impossible over the past 2-3 years due to OA of both hips and your post has given me some needed optimism. So pleased it has worked well for you and all the best for the future.
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Thought I would add another post so anyone looking at this can have a long term feel for playing goalie again.
Had my Surgery late July 2016
Started playing goalie again April 2017 8-9 months later
Hip joints felt great, everything else hurt!
Working the hips back into shape has not been terrible.
By June 2017 I was playing thru the scare tissue pain.
Playing 1-2 times a week, I am still not 100% and it is 14 months after surgery, but it is not holding me back.
In truth its just a few of the epically athletic moments where I am reminded by my hip muscles that I had surgery . Other than that I roll through basic game play with no reminders at all.  I consider this surgery a 100% success and am sorry I waited so long, and it goes without saying that Dr. Su the best!

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 :) Cool Pat. 1 of the major points he highlights is the placement of the ace tabular component. "placement" This fact seems to always come out.   Cheers K :D
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Hip Resurfacing Topics / Re: Taking the Plunge, Looking for Reassurance
« Last post by karlos.bell on October 18, 2017, 05:20:06 AM »
 :) Yep only wish I had done it sooner "If I only knew". 10 years out of my life is all I can say. Life is too good now to be missing out on stuff. All the best!!!!!!! 8)
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Hip Resurfacing Topics / Re: Taking the Plunge, Looking for Reassurance
« Last post by Joe_CA on October 17, 2017, 05:41:02 PM »
Hi AH,

This extensive forum is loaded with success stories going from recent patients to those who underwent surgeries 15+ years ago. Spend some time reading here and your worries should be lessened. There's no doubt that you're going to have some reservations. Surgery of any kind is always a little daunting. I'm certainly no tough guy, but I almost had zero worries going into this (had bilateral surgeries 10 months ago, and am very satisfied).

I believe my perusing here for several months, hearing about other patients successes and return to much loved activities had an impact on my attitude going into this. Of course, all the stories weren't without issues and problems, but it appeared the majority of those who chose experienced surgeons (like you have) ended up with more than satisfactory results long-term (even those who had initial setbacks). The driving force which provided me a comfortableness in my decision was looking past the surgery and recovery periods (which actually wasn't that bad at all), and envisioning all the great stuff I would be able to do again.

And I'm doing everything I thought I could, and more. I frankly don't even think about my hips anymore.
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Hip Resurfacing Topics / Re: DVT/Clots
« Last post by Shiggy on October 17, 2017, 05:39:08 PM »
Being in shape pre-op is good. It will make it easier to get up regularly and move around after surgery. For my BHR surgeries with Dr Pritchett I was instructed to stop all supplements, especially those that have a blood thinning effect, 2 weeks prior to surgery. They will control bleeding and clotting via pre, peri and post op via prescribed meds. For me,  after each surgery, I was prescribed to take 1 325mg aspirin per day for 30 days to help reduce clot risk along with periodic walking and doing some simple exercises to do while sitting or laying including ankle pumps, knee raises/foot slides, gluteus flexing, lateral leg slides, and simple extensions as well as taking deep breaths. I think this is a common protocol.  I am 4 months LBHR, 7 days RBHR and doing all of these things and all is well so far.

Derek Murashige (Shiggy)

LBHR 6/20/2017 Dr Pritchett
RBHR 10/10/2017 Dr Pritchett
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Hip Resurfacing Topics / Re: Taking the Plunge, Looking for Reassurance
« Last post by Pat Walter on October 17, 2017, 11:26:03 AM »
Hi  Welcome to Hip Talk.

Dr. Brooks is an excellent hip resurfacing surgeon.  There are many happy patients that returned to active pain free lives.  I am sure someone on this group will respond to your post.

Meanwhile, here are 50+ personal stories from Dr. Brooks patients.

http://surfacehippy.info/dr-brooks-hip-resurfacing-stories/

Everyone has a bit of doubt before surgery, but soon after surgery realize they should have done it sooner.

Good Luck.  Give us an update when you can.

Pat
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Hip Resurfacing Topics / Re: Taking the Plunge, Looking for Reassurance
« Last post by packman on October 17, 2017, 12:55:15 AM »
Congratulations on your decision- I'm certain you won't be disappointed and will resume your strenuous activities in due time - the one caution for active people is the mantra do not rush your recovery and listen to your body as you progress with strengthening and increasing rom / flexibility with the associated muscles
The bone on bone jolts and Spurs was what led me to my timeline with my right hip
After 4 1/2 years I don't even think about an implant there and it feels so natural
I had complete success with my right hip and got my life back
As my left hip showed similar symptoms I did not hesitate in the second decision and am 3 weeks into my recovery
For younger active people with good width of femoral bone I am fully confident of success
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Hip Resurfacing Topics / Taking the Plunge, Looking for Reassurance
« Last post by ArthriticHip on October 16, 2017, 11:30:30 PM »
So after 2 years or so of internal debate, I've decided to move forward with hip resurfacing surgery. The pain has gone from slightly painful only after strenuous activity, to very painful after strenuous activity, to painful with every step. I'm scheduled for surgery next June with Dr Peter Brooks of the Cleveland Clinic. I guess I'm looking for some reassurance from any of you that have had positive results from this procedure.  I've become inactive, missing out on things I would like to do...so I know I've got to move forward with it. Hearing a few success stories sure would help...
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