…I am now almost 4 weeks out. My recovery went as follows: 12 days crutches, straight to cane day 13, then you realize you can walk around without a cane. I went to my 2 week checkup without the cane. Mistake. Bit off more than I can chew. At the end of the day, I would have begged someone to give me a piggyback ride … Read the rest
April 29, 2017 – This thread is to update my progress after five years on my second hip. I am now going on 71 years and will be taking the National Ski Patrol classes this summer and plan to be an active Patroller this winter at the ski areas in the Midwest that are near me. I have enjoyed cross country ski races of 25K, … Read the rest
Jim Jenkinson caught up with us a year after his right Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) operation in 2010 performed by Mr McMinn. He is back in the gym and running on the treadmill with no pain whatsoever. Jim describes his BHR as “absolutely superb, I can’t fault it.”… Read the rest
AJRR’s data collection helps providers improve patient care
Rosemont, Ill. – March 14, 2017 – The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), the National Registry for the collection of hip and knee replacement data, has reached the one millionth hip and knee procedure milestone. This increased volume of data will lead to a more comprehensive look at joint replacement surgeries in America, and will aid hospital staff
Just wanted to update the progress of my resurfaced hip done on August 18th. Three days ago I finished a 3000km bike ride from the very top of New Zealand to the very bottom and for the entire ride I had zero issues. In fact I’d forgot that it had even been done at all it was so good!
In November I’m off to climb Vinson, the highest mountain in … Read the rest
I had both hip’s go bad almost 11 year’s ago now, I found my doctor in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada that fall and he resurface both hip’s on April 4 and April 13/2007 with Birminham joint’s.
Dr. Burnell had only done 30 some resurfacing’s at that time but I took the chance and they have worked out great. I still farm some, walk a few mile’s everyday with my dog.
I … Read the rest
…a new study to be presented Thursday, March 16, at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), found that even patients who live alone can recover effectively and safely at home…
…(The Study) involved 769 patients undergoing primary THR or TKR. Of these, 138 patients lived alone and 631 lived with other people. In both groups, patients age 75 … Read the rest
…We identified 63,158 patients who had undergone total hip replacement and 54,276 who had total knee replacement between Jan 1, 1991, and Aug 10, 2011, and followed up these patients to a maximum of 20 years…
…researchers analyzed data from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink on just over 63,000 patients who had undergone a total hip replacement and 54,000 that had total knee replacements. The surgeries … Read the rest
Update 2017 I not only finished what is arguably the most difficult full iron distance triathlon race (Challenge Full Wanaka, NZ) in the world but was honored to achieve a 2nd place award in my age group (60-69)! I want to truly thank you and your team for allowing me to accomplish this event. Sincerely, Rich Hampton Left BHR recipient March 2006
Just want to thank everyone involved in my Hip replacement at Anca Medical center. I had high expectations of fast recovery but this is incredible. To try walking with crutches the day after the operation and be able to walk in the city of Gent 4 days after operation was amazing. Today its 8 days since operation and I can walk without crutches. Yesterday me and my new friends took … Read the rest
11 Year Update 3/15/2017 – My BHR is 11 years old today. It is a gift I received from Dr. De Smet from Belgium 11 years ago. I remember the surgery day as if it were yesterday – the day I was out of pain. I have been out of pain and active since then. Never had a problem and just don’t think about my hip. I am 72 now … Read the rest