My BHR is 12 years old. I have not ever had any problems with it or my hip. The real problem is that it is doing great while the rest of my 73 year old body is wishing it could also get an overhaul. LOL
Hip resurfacing is still a great option when you are a good candidate. There are very few problems with hip resurfacing for most people. There are always a few who do, unfortunately, have problems. Fortunately, there are not many.
The top experienced surgeons who have done thousands of hip resurfacings continue to have excellent results. Many other surgeons who did not do a large number of hip resurfacings no longer continue to perform the surgery. It is a difficult surgery and must be done with great care and experience for great outcomes. I have a list of these very experienced surgeons here:
There are many active people with great results and they share their stories here:
Hip Resurfacing Stories
I started this website 13 years ago to provide information about hip resurfacing for people looking for an alternative to a THR and a solution to having a very active life with no restrictions. There are thousands of personal stories posted and over a thousand articles about hip resurfacing available on the website. There is also a great, supportive Discussion Group about Hip Resurfacing – The Hip Talk Forum
Thank You Dr. De Smet for a great hip that has and is serving me well. Thank You to the many thousands of visitors to the website that want/wanted to learn about hip resurfacing.