Note by Patricia Walter – unfortunately,not everyone can have a hip resurfacing, but life can still be active and pain free with a large ball, ceramic THR like Mike received.
Just stopping by to say I passed the 8 year mark a few weeks back.
I couldn’t have HR due to previous problems as a teenager ( slipped femoral epiphysis) This was pinned but I was left with a slight twist on the femoral head which meant THR.
I went to Birmingham to see Ronan Treacy who assured me he would do his utmost to resurface, had the HR kit ready in the Operating Theatre but it wasn’t possible.
It took a while to come to terms with but after some great support on here I soon realised that it was my only option and so I’m so grateful to be totally pain free, back on a motorcycle, back playing football, playing with Grandchildren etc.
So to anyone who’s not a candidate for resurfacing- don’t despair. Large ball, ceramic THR is a great second choice.
I don’t want to think where I’d be without it.
I’ll need my other side doing in a few years I think and as I had less trauma on that side as a teen, I may be ok for HR but I can honestly say that if it doesn’t work out and its another THR- bring it on.
Hope you’re all wall and enjoying life, Cheers, Mike.