November 11, 2017 – It is the eighteenth anniversary of my right side BHR being implanted. It has been well used, is still playing tennis several times a week and has improved my quality of life beyond measure.
The left side one was four years last month – also doing fine.
I post this because I guess it is one of the oldest that are mentioned … Read the rest
December 4, 2017 – Fifth year still had some nice improvement (believe it or not).
This also marks my fifth season back playing soccer. Every season I’ve had little nags here and there (Achilles, hamstrings, calfs, etc) but the hip has been injury free. When my conditioning wanes a bit in off season I can get that “achy” feeling after an hour or so playing. But … Read the rest
November 29, 2016
I have about a week before my surgery next week. I’m a 49 year old female, born with hip dysplasia. I’m an avid rower and a cyclist and I’ve had bone-on-bone arthritis for at least two years. I was able to ride and row all season, and even got in one of each over the holiday weekend, which I’m happy about.
If it weren’t for this site … Read the rest
My Hip Journey So Far – An osteopath recently hypothesised that the osteoarthritis (OA) in my left hip was probably caused by a leg length discrepancy from birth – my left jamming down first would have taken its toll and eventually caught-up with me over the course of my 50+ years! Whether or not this theory is correct, it is true to say that I started to notice persistent groin … Read the rest
Dr. Dee Alaska Vet from the television show on Animal Planet received a polyethylene hip resurfacing procedure from Dr. Pritchett and returned to her very active Animal Medicine and Surgery Practice… Read the rest
I have compiled video clips in chronological order, over a period of 6 months, from the day of surgery, my recovery, rehab and physical therapy activities, to my return to kiteboarding. I had severe arthritis in my left hip. I chose to have Hip Resurfacing over Total Hip Replacement so I could return to a high level of activity as opposed to the limited activity I would have had with … Read the rest
Published on May 27, 2016 A question regarding dental procedures or minor surgical procedures and the use of antibiotics to prevent an infection after someone has had a total joint replacement is discussed.… Read the rest
I have been cleared for all activity without restrictions. I am now playing singles tennis without holding back. I am out of shape (for 95 degree singles tennis), and still feel not as flexible or as strong, but have had no pain even after 2 hours of drills and playing. The hardest thing I find doing is bending and staying down, but I have been standing straight for over 10 … Read the rest
Published on Jun 28, 2017 – Former Defence Minister Lord Andrew Robathan came to see Mr McMinn when he was having trouble with his bilateral ASRs implanted in London. In 2013, Mr McMinn Revised his Left ASR to a Ceramic-on-Metal Birmingham Mid-Head Resection (BMHR). In 2015, Mr McMinn Revised his Right ASR Cup to a Custom Cross-Linked Polyethylene Cup. Now at two years following his Custom Polyethylene Resurfacing, Lord Robathan … Read the rest