Hip Resurfacing is an excellent bone-preserving option instead of a total hip replacement. The Surface Hippy Website features information about hip resurfacing for perspective patients. Patricia Walter conceived and designed Surface Hippy website. Patricia had her hip resurfaced in March 2006 with Dr. De Smet of Belgium. She felt there was a need for a website to help people learn about hip resurfacing. She knew first hand that it was a wonderful solution for a hip replacement and wanted to help others learn about hip resurfacing. Visit Pat’s Corner to read her informative articles about hip resurfacing including How to … Read the rest
I had my BHR at the age of 15 due to perthes disease. It has been absolutely fantastic since I have had it. Mr Treacy was my surgeon. I think this year will be a milestone, I will have lived longer with a BHR in my right hip than a normal one!
I have always been active, going to the gym, hiking, cycling (long distances), swimming.… Read the rest
Posted in Facebook on 2/5/2019 The McMinn Centre Professor McMinn was interviewed in The Times today regarding Sir Andy Murray’s Birmingham Hip Resurfacing. His considered opinion – Murray is in with a good chance of competing in Wimbledon this year.
“With Sir Andy Murray, I would expect the chances of him being able to return to competitive tennis as in the high 90 per cent”
Read Full Article Here at ITV.com by MR ANDREW PEARSON, MEDICAL DIRECTOR AND CONSULTANT ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON:
…The Birmingham Hip Resurfacing technique has enabled thousands of patients, including many high profile athletes, to reduce pain and increase mobility…
…Birmingham Hip Resurfacing restores the natural shape of the joint which means patients are more stable and more active…
…The BHR is also the world’s most successful metal on metal hip resurfacing system with over 140,000 implantations globally…
“It is likely that Andrew Murray has been advised to choose the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing procedure because it provides him with the best chance … Read the rest
Britain’s former world number one Andy Murray had hip resurfacing surgery in London on Monday…
…Prof Fehily added that “90 to 95% of patients who have this surgery are delighted and live a pain-free life”, although none of his patients try to play professional tennis…
…American doubles legend Bob Bryan had a similar operation in 2018. The 40-year-old was on court within five months of his operation and competed with twin brother Mike at the Australian Open.… Read the rest
Update: January 29, 2019
Tomorrow my left hip resurfacing will be 9 years young! It continues to perform superbly-so huge thanks as always to Pat and many others who guided and supported me 9 years ago.
Toby’s Original Story
February 05, 2010
My wife drove me to the King Edward 7th hospital off Harley St in London at 5.30 am-lamp lit London streets fresh snow on the ground, looked beautiful and provided an amazing memory to my HR. Signed in at 6am, pre op procedures went like clockwork. Saw my surgeon Prof Cobb at 7.45 had a very … Read the rest
Read Full Article Here: Doubles ace Bob Bryan encourages Andy Murray to press ahead with hip op to give himself chance of return
‘I would love to see him do a similar surgery, feel the relief that it gives’: Doubles ace Bob Bryan encourages Andy Murray to press ahead with hip surgery to give himself chance of competitive return
…American doubles veteran Bob Bryan feels that Andy Murray could have surgery on his hip and follow him in making a return to top level tennis…
…He has spoken extensively … Read the rest
Read Complete Article Here January 14, 2019
Orthopedic Product News interview Derek McMinn and Ronan Treacy of the UK about the current state and future state of hip resurfacing and devices.
… Ronan Treacy: so Catherine kindly demonstrated the results for the BHR. She looked at the results for patients <=50 years of age with a diagnosis of osteoarthritis, the number of BHR’s in her data set was 4,056 implants. When she looked at the male and female results in isolation, she reported 3,187 male patients with a Kaplan–Meier survivorship of 96.2 per cent to 20.1 years. In female patients … Read the rest
November 28, 2018
This month marks 10 Years for my Birmingham hip resurfacing. Surgery performed by Dr. David Palmer at St. Croix Orthopedics. Still going strong with no issues.
November 28, 2010
I am 2 years post op as well. Last November I celebrated my one year BHR by riding the 100 mile Maah Dah Hey trail in North Dakota on my mountain bike in one day. My hip performed flawlessly. This last summer I competed in the Breck Epic mountain bike stage race which was 240 miles and 40,000 ft. of climbing over 6 days. My hip felt great. … Read the rest
57 year old male here. December marked my one year bilateral BHR operations with Dr. Schmitt in Commerce, MI. In short, this is was a wonderful method to reduce hip pain and improve mobility! My hip pain is down a great deal, so much that I’v never taken an ibuprofen or other OTC pain pill since my early operations recovery! Yes, my pain is reduced that much:) Further, I’m back to running between 3-6 miles per week. My pace is slowed, my range is shorter, my stamina is reduced, but all of these are slowly but steadily improving as time … Read the rest
Bob Bryan’s hip injury is a thing of the past as he will team up with his brother Mike Bryan to play the Brisbane International in the opening week of the 2019 season…
… Bob suffered a hip injury during the final against Nikola Mektic and Alexander Peya. Bob tried to play through the pain but the Bryans ended up retiring the final while 5-3 down. ..
It turned out to be a season-ending injury for Bob, who later underwent a successful hip resurfacing surgery with Dr. Su in 2018. … Read the rest
I found out I qualified for as an age-grouper for Team GB in the world aquathlon champs in Pontevedra, Spain in May 2019. I passed the one year postop landmark feeling strong and ready to crank-up the run training. I have just completed my first run race for over 5 years and managed 21:32 for 5k – not at all fast but going in the right direction.
My hip feels great – all those squats, lunges, bridging, hopping, jumping … seems to have worked. About to start next phase of run training to include speedwork and plyometrics plus … Read the rest
Bottom Line Up Front – BHR has allowed me to have my life back. I’m a 7 Year BHR Alumni of the BHR Club (Dr. Brooks, Cleveland Clinic) and want to give you, those who are considering or are already soldiering through the initial stages of post surgery/PT, confirmation that it is all worth the struggle.
First, as a baseline, I’m a 56 year old male, in the military, reserves now, first diagnosed with osteoarthritis in both hips when I was 40. I’m married to an awesome woman, and father to a fine son who … Read the rest
The McMinn Centre Published on Dec 13, 2018
Mr Derek McMinn interviews Mrs Maureen Berry, a patient with a 46 year old Metal on Metal Total Hip Replacement and 22 year old Birmingham Hip Resurfacing. They talk about her experiences and how MoM hips can have highly successful outcomes.… Read the rest
The McMinn Centre Published on Dec 14, 2018
In October Mr Derek McMinn outlined in a presentation to the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty the scientific and technological breakthroughs that have led to the next step in hip resurfacing – Polyethylene on Metal. See that video here – https://youtu.be/PcRtOZ4GnYAIn this video we talk to some of the early patients who talk about about their experiences with the new implant and how it has enabled them to get back to their normal lives.For further information please get in touch with the McMinn Centre. www.mcminncentre.co.uk… Read the rest
Syndney 9 News reports about new trails of ceramic hip resurfacing device…
…”This is the first time we’ve been able to use ceramic-on-ceramic in hip resurfacing,” said Professor Bill Walter, Orthopaedic Surgeon at Royal North Shore Hospital…
..The new ReCerf ceramic-on-ceramic implant is made of a material called BIOLOX delta which has a 12 year clinical history in total hip replacements…
…There are plans to enroll 200 patients in a clinical trial next year.… Read the rest
November 27, 2017 Checking in for my eighth anniversary of my hip resurfacing of my second hip, my first one’s anniversary was August 24th).
My hips are now and have been for a long time feeling perfect. I’m grateful for the new life this has given me and the opportunities to both take up old joys and to explore new ones.
I want to thank Pat in particular for providing this wonderful site to people who are seeking and in need. I also want to let the hippies who advised and encouraged me when I … Read the rest
November 27, 2018 I had my right hip resurfaced the day before Thanksgiving 2015 by Dr. Gross. I could not be any happier with the results to this point. I went almost 10 years with bone on bone in my right hip and had a very noticeable limp for years before getting the HR. The only cardio I could do during this period was the stationary bike. This surgery was life changing for me.
When I was finally able to start running 6 months after surgery I knew I would have a lot of … Read the rest