Joy’s Ceramic on Ceramic Hip Resurfacing with Mr. McMinn 2009
February 7, 2009
I’m now one of the club having received a ceramic on ceramic resurfacing from Mr. McMinn one week ago. I think I am the third person to have one of these devices so far.
I was given a questionnaire at the Mcminn centre, one of the questions was have you ever experienced any metal sensitivity or allergic reaction. I have lumpy scars in both my earlobes from when I had my ears pierced over 30 years ago although the holes are still there, I know that if I put any type of metal (and i,ve tried them all) into my ears they will become infected within a matter of hours. So I answered yes to this question, it was then suggested that I have a blood test to determine the level of my allergy.
When the results returned, they indicated that I was strongly positive to nickle and slightly less so to gold. Mr Mcminn said that he felt I would be a good candidate for a ceramic on ceramic resurfacing. I must admit I was a bit taken aback, as I had banked on having a metal BHR. This is a very new procedure, and I would be lying if i said that I was not concerned about the newness of it, as I am not really the pioneering type, but I was also concerned about the possibility of an adverse reaction. I trusted Mr Mcminns judgement on this, and he said that this was a good option. So I decided to have the implant.