2019 Update. I am back to Ballooning and everything I love. Great hip resurfacing that changed my life.
September 7, 2015
I’m new to the site and thanks for everyone’s stories, it really helps getting my head in the right place for what is ahead. I’m scheduled for a BHR with Dr Eastaugh Waring in Bristol, UK on 13th November 2015. Seems I’m in a similar situation to lots on with years of playing squash and football have left me in this situation at 46, hoping this will mean I can at least put my socks on without problems at least!
My sport of choice is probably a new one on here, I don’t run or do anything particularly extreme but what I … Read the rest
60 year old fairly sporty lawyer from London
Off piste Skier sailor and road biker
I had a slightly deformed right femur from the age of approx 11 years old either from injury or just natural – not sure- this has worn the cartilage on outside of right hip so I have bone on bone there. I found this out from Mr Treacy.
Discovered this 18 months earlier in April 2018 when I fell in snow powder and got pins and needles down my right leg next day. Had a knee scan and found it was my hip.
Was offered a total hip replacement in Harley St then saw Mr Ronan Traecy in May 2018 who recommended resurfacing.
I have kept on … Read the rest
Peter’s Original StorySeptember 30, 2018So I had a metal on metal hip resurfacing by Dr. Su 10 weeks ago. 52 years old, 5’11”, 215… Read the rest
Sports hernia – tear of the rectus abdominus / adductor longus
Hi all. I have never seen anything on this topic anywhere in the forums and I wanted to share my story in hopes that it may help someone else. My story is very long, but for purposes here, I will keep my initial post brief and go into further detail if asked.
33 year old male
Hip problems all my life. Always stiff, terrible flexibility
Diagnosed with arthritis in both hips 2010.
2012- Bilateral arthroscopy at HSS by Dr. Struan Coleman
2014- Arthritis became bone on bone
2015 – Hip Resurfacing (BHR) by Dr. Su at HSS in March and December of 2015.
Never completely recovered from my right hip surgery of December of … Read the rest
March 21, 2019
Well, I took the plunge for the outpatient resurfacing by Dr. Gross earlier today.
All was a great success and happy with how everything went. Currently resting up on post op Day 1 at the hotel with pain controlled.
Just visited by the visiting nurse as well…just when I thought i couldn’t be any more impressed.
Five stars all the way around for Dr. Gross and team.
Here’s the story:
41 yo male with left hip OA mild to moderate symptoms and Fapreventing favorite activities such as weighlifting, running, and martial arts.
Symptoms of stiffness and during the job when I had to stand for periods of time.
So I first sought local opinions from various Orthopaedic surgeons, who initially offered either … Read the rest
I am coming upon my 10 year bilateral anniversary of my hip resurfacing, so i needed to have my blood checked for metal toxicity.All was well. At 5 years my Cobalt level was at 7.1 and Chromium was at 4.8. Today my Cobalt level is 3.8 and my Chromium level is at 4.6.
I am delighted with the results. Life is good! Hip Resurfacing has worked wonderful for me.
Boomer… Read the rest
9 Year Anniversary of My Hip Resurfacing Surgery with Dr. Snyder in 2010
Read Hernanu’s original story here: https://surfacehippy.info/hernan-bilateral-hip-resurfacing-dr-snyder-2010/
I figured I’d check the hips as well, for my (almost) nine year anniversary of my hip resurfacing.
The hips looked great, had blood work done for Cobalt (I guess they just track that now in that office), it came back at 1.0 with both hips.
So the progression has gone : First test – Chromium 3.4, Cobalt 3.1, After four years – Chromium 1.7, Cobalt 1.1 and now after nine years – Cobalt 1.0 Having both hips done and the bar being to stay under 7, it is very good news.
I understand that some of us have challenges after hip resurfacing surgery, all the … Read the rest
Read Chuck’s original hip resurfacing story here: https://surfacehippy.info/chuck-hip-resurfacing-dr-gross-2008-biomet/
I am 11 years 2 days post op hip resurfacing today with Dr. Gross from 2008. I received an uncemented biomet hip resurfacing device that Dr. Gross designed himself, at the time uncemented was fairly new but it made sense to me. The surgery was pretty easy, I was up and walking that morning, 6 weeks post op I played 18 holes of golf with my buddies and I beat them all which they have never lived down.
If you’re in pain, don’t wait to have a hip resurfacing, it was one of my best decisions although I waited too long.… Read the rest
“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…
…Anton Constantine is one of 20 patients from around the world who is taking part in the pilot study.
There are plans to enrol 200 patients in a clinical trial next year…
…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.
Hip Resurfacing has traditionally been with metal on metal hip resurfacing devices like the BHR Birmingham Hip Resurfacing and Wright Conserve Plus and others. So ceramic on ceramic devices is new and an exciting development in hip resurfacing.
Peter Smith – Published on Jul 23, 2019… Read the rest
Back in the day (2002), when I was doing my research, someone who was a friend of a technical employee at the manufacturer of the BHR, said Dr. DeSmet was known to have the best hands in the business. Between my husband and I we have tested the premise four times and have followed the progress of many others…all are delighted years later. Wonderful hands and a wonderful caring man.
Also, despite taking the hard cases that others turned down (in 2003 I had necrosis, cysts and osteoporosis) his failure rate is amazingly low. Be sure that if you are not a candidate, Dr. DeSmet will tell you so; I have told friends who sent him x-rays, that if he says you are not a … Read the rest
More information about Dr. De Smet and metal on metal hip resurfacing and ceramic on ceramic ReCerf hip resurfacing available here: https://www.hip-clinic.com/en/
Dr. De Smet explains what ceramic on ceramic ReCerf hip resurfacing is in a video here:
Dr KOEN De SMET CERAMIC LEFT HIP RESURFACING JOHANNESBURG JUNE 2019
Where do I begin?
The fact you are reading this already says a lot about you –and you are Id suggest inquisitive and seeking guidance on the best option to resolve your hip issue
If there is anything I have learned over the last c 2 years –when I was diagnosed with Hip OA –is take your time (if you have that luxury –see later) ,ask questions ,and research ,research until you are as certain as you can be that you are comfortable not only with the prosthesis –but the surgeon –its like having a car break down –the spares to repair it are the same –but there are competent and not so … Read the rest
First ceramic on ceramic resurfacing of Dr.De Smet in Johannesburg Rosaecres hospital South-Africa
This lady walked with 2 crutches for long time before her surgery. After two weeks with all kind of disasters not related with surgery but delaying the rehabilitation, her older grandsons (seven and ten) stopped believing that she could ever abandon the crutches. To cheer them up and make them laugh, she decided to take a “funny walk” along the hallway of their house.… Read the rest