February 17, 2010 Dr. Della Valle resurfaced my right hip on 12/18/09. Tomorrow will be 2 months and I feel great. I can put my socks on, tie my shoes and even clip my toe nails. I would think he has way more than 100 by now as he is in great demand. I had to wait 6 weeks to see him and another 2 months for the surgery. He … Read the rest
2004 Resurfacing by Dr. De Smet of Belgium. I have played hockey 2 days a week since, snow boarding, running and still going strong. Guess I wore out the natural one.
I had a BHR in 2004 in Belgium and after numerous appeals BC picked up the tab. They were jerks until after numerous study submissions and the fact that I must have hit a reasonable Doctor from BC who … Read the rest
October 13, 2013
My Rt. hip was resurfaced by Dr. De Smet in Oct 2004 and still feels like new. I’ve had no problems in the almost ten years since surgery. My total experience with Dr. De Smet was wonderful; and if my other hip ever needs surgery I’ll return to him in a heartbeat.
I’ve referred several friends to your excellent website.
May 29, 2008
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August 13, 2016 Update
I’m 4-and-a-half years out on my revision to THR (a la De Smet) and going strong. I would also say that the two year mark was an important dividing line in my recovery from THR surgery. After that point I never had to worry again about overexerting myself. In terms of performance, I see very little real difference between the THR and the HR. Maybe in … Read the rest
October 3, 2012 I travelled from Jordan and had my surgery yesterday (RH- conserve +)
Per-op (X-rays, blood test and EKG etc) was done in Dr de Smets Anca Clinic on Monday. I then checked in Jan Palfijn Hospital. I recommend that you make sure in which room you are (single double four people) well before your check-in.
Surgery on Tuesday morning went very well (I fully trusted Dr de … Read the rest
August 8, 2012 I am from Canada too and I just had a bilateral HR, july 3 rd with Dr Koen De Smet in Belgium. I am very happy with the outcome though obviously still in recovery mode(5 weeks ). It is easy to get to Brussels and then Ghent from Montreal as AC flies non stop there. I also checked out the British drs (Mcminn, Treacy). What I liked … Read the rest
August 20, 2010 I was sent unceremoniously to the reception Tuesday morning at 7.00 and told “ticket number 20.” Administration was simple but they said I had been booked a room for two but they have none, so I will be in a room for four. I was sent to the room but spent the next two hours walking, as I knew that would be the last for a while.… Read the rest
October 5, 2010 I have scheduled a LBHR on Decmeber 15th of this year with Dr. DeSmet. I am excited yet nervous about the 2nd time around.
My left hip is not as bad as my right was 7 years ago, but I decided to go ahead and get the left done anyway. I am excited to see the new Villa in Ghent and hope it all goes as well … Read the rest
After two hip replacements in 5 weeks, I will hopefully never know more about hip replacement than I do now. Right now I’m 12 days post-op hip #2. Both were the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing, so may not exactly apply to you. So here’s some of the subtle and not-so-subtle things that you should known.
For me, carrying 25 lbs of recycling to the curb was hurting like hell. If you’re … Read the rest
I am almost 5 yrs post op on my right hip. At 6 months post op, I started back with a little running, never intending on getting back to the 20-25 miles a week I had been doing before the pain stopped me. Dr Clarke told me some running is ok but progress slowly and don’t do marathons. It felt so good to run pain free and as time went … Read the rest
November 8, 2007
I had a C+ installed in my left hip by the fabulous Dr Harold Boyd on 10/10/02 at the ripe old age of 40.
After over 5 years, I don’t even think about having had a hip replacement.
I was playing golf at about 6 weeks & recovered nearly fully by 12 weeks.
Speaking of golf, I play 2-3 times a week & rarely use a cart. … Read the rest
August 23, 2008 I’m on day 13 with a Cormet hip resurface RH from Dr Boyd in Salem OR.Very impressive and experienced team of staff with around 6oo HR under there belt. I did my due diligence before embarking on this resurface by meeting surgeons from OR,WA,CA and Australia.
My recovery seems to be going backwards, I’m relying on crutches, couldn’t imagine a step without them and oxyconitn and viocodin … Read the rest