About Patricia Walter
Patricia Walter is the owner and webmaster of the Surface Hippy Website
Hip Resurfacing remains an excellent procedure. Prof McMinn and Mr Ronan Treacy’s previous design the BIRMINGHAM HIP™ Resurfacing (BHR™) (1) proudly demonstrates an ODEP 13A* rating in the UK. (2)
Restrictions in size range and gender application in many countries relating to Metal on Metal Hip Resurfacing, limit the use of these implants to males, and component sizes from 48 to 62mm only.
JointMedica and others, are exploring alternative materials to Metal on Metal for use in Hip Resurfacings.
A CGI image of JointMedicas unique monoblock polyethylene Hip Resurfacing design (PHR™), developed with the support of Innovate UK. (3)
Encouraging results with modern polyethylene supports JointMedica’s hypothesis that Highly Cross-linked Polyethylene could offer advantages over hard on hard articulations in the longer term (4).
March 15 is my 14 year anniversary of my BHR Birmingham Hip Resurfacing by Dr. De Smet in Belgium in 2006.
I made a decision to have a hip resurfacing with Dr. De Smet in Belgium in 2006. I talked with many of his previous patients on several discussion groups. His patients were very supportive and helpful in making my decision. I did not have health insurance at the time and did not want a total hip replacement at age 61. I was active and wanted to remain active. Local surgeons only offered me old fashioned THRs which would drastically restrict my activities.
Dr. De Smet was available via email for discussion and to answer questions, as he still is today. US doctors do not
March 13, 2020 Session XI-VII / P. Beaulé / Anterior approach hip resurfacing: an analysis of more than 500 cases / Hip Symposium Bern 2020… Read the rest
Left Hip resurfacing surgery the 27th of August 2019
5 months to come to train Vovinam and sports
Thanks to Dr. Alessandro Calistri
VOVINAM VIET VO DAO
Vietnamese martial art – Vietnamese martial art
In Milan: http://www.vovinamilano.it – Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/VoDuongGorla
In Italy: http://www.vovinamvietvodao.it – Follow us on Facebook: http: //www.facebook.com/VovinamVietVo …
VOVINAM VIET VO DAO Vietnamese Martial Art founded in the 1938 in Hanoi city by Grandmaster Nguyen Loc
Vietnamese Martial Art founded in 1938 in Ha Noi in Vietnam by the Grand Master Nguyen Loc.
In Italy you can contact the a.s.d. Vovinam Viet Vo Dao Italia, the only association recognized by the WVVF, World Vovinam Federation based in Vietnam
The a.s.d. Vovinam Viet Vo Dao Italy is part of the … Read the rest
September 21, 2019
I have been a long distance runner for almost 3 Decades. I took up the discipline seriously when I was in my early 30s. I peaked at the age of 47, PB Half Marathons in 1.15 (75 mins at the age of 47). I continued to train, race in half and full Marathons until right hip pain in 2017 restricted my performance however, I continued to train and race. I average 50 to 60 mile per week and race at least once a month. I can manage a sub 1.39 1/2 Marathon but not for much longer due to the severe arthritic right hip. I managed to, eventually, be accepted for a resurfacing (after having refused twice the offer of total hip) … Read the rest
1 Year Update March 6, 2020
Thursday (3/4/2020) was my 1 year mark on the 2nd side of bi-lateral ! Good stuff. Just wish I did it sooner !
Steve’s Original Story
January 5, 2019
The day finally came and went. Probably a few years to long. All I can say is that’s a tight ship he runs there. Fantastic group of people all the way down the line. We did the outpatient route which I think is pretty common for Gross these days.
Walked in 6 am , did some prep work for 30 minutes and it was lights out till I opened my eyes in the recovery room! Ate a little lunch and got going with PT with Teri ( big NY Ranger … Read the rest
March 7, 2020 Two Year Anniversary
It’s been a while since I’ve visited this forum. Happy to report that I now spend very little time thinking about my hip. Last week I had my 2 year checkup for a left hip resurfacing I had done with Dr. Peter Brookes of the Cleveland Clinic. X-Rays looked good. I wasn’t expecting any problems as the hip has felt wonderful. No pain. Lot’s of flexibility. Very stable. I’ve resumed a normal life being as active as I want to be. I’m back to playing golf, and have been able to run with my son as he trains for his track season. I am very happy with my decision and am grateful for the skill of my surgeon that … Read the rest
I had the hip resurfacing procedure with Dr. Su in June of 2019 at the age of 19. I was injured at my home when I was 10 years old, I slipped and did the splits. At the time I thought I injured my groin, however it never got better. Within a month or so I was diagnosed with necrosis of the hip, and began my journey.
I was treated at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore as they have a well-regarded Perthes treatment center. Since I was so young, and Perthes causes the same thing I was treated as a Perthes patient, and at 10 had an external fixator put in place in order to distract the hip and allow the femoral head to heal. Unfortunately … Read the rest
Delighted to have comfortably reached my 10 year mark couple of days ago.
Sorry that I don’t often check in but just want as always to thank Pat and others who were incredibly helpful and supportive well over a decade ago.
Thanks from over the pond.
Toby’s full story is available here: https://surfacehippy.info/tobys-hip-resurfacing-with-professor-cobb-2010/
More Professor Cobb Stories available here: https://surfacehippy.info/category/hip-resurfacing-stories/professor-cobb/… Read the rest
17 Year Anniversary of my hip resurfacing with Dr. De Smet in 2003 in Belgium.
Today I celebrate! On this day 17 years ago, I was in a hospital in Ghent, Belgium receiving two brand new chromium cobalt (metal) hips.
At the time, I could barely walk and was hunched over in pain (see pic 2: the day before surgery in Ghent) I could not stand up straight.
In the 10 years prior, US doctors did their best and persuaded me to have traditional hip replacements. However, I would not be able to ever run again and the traditional hip replacements would only last approximately ten years. I was young, so I refused and waited for a miracle. I wanted to run again.
Then in … Read the rest
Video of my first two weeks after my hip resurfacing on my right hip with Mr. Treacy in the UK. I had my left hip done 6 years ago in 2013 with Mr. McMinn. I now have bilateral hip resurfacing with a BHR, Birmingham Hip Resurfacing.
Week 3 & 4 of my Recovery February 5, 2020