March 4, 2018
I first met Dr Chris Whately more that 1 year ago. He directly mentioned that I could be a good candidate for Hip Resurfacing. He is from Canada. He took a lot of time to explain everything.
I’ve seen him last week and he explained that he is comfortable with both technics : total hip replacement or hip resurfacing. For my case, he said that I am a good candidate for hip resurfacing : male, young and in good shape.
I can’t remember the name of the device he uses (not BHR), but this is the same that Jean-Claude Vandamme has. Metal on metal and with cement on the femur part. He has used BHR device but prefers the other one, … Read the rest
The Before and After Effects of a Hip Resurfacing Operation:
For more than 2 years I suffered severe pain in my right hip, which arose from a common arthrosis. The pain was so intense that I had to completely forget about undertaking any form of sport, which in turn made me very depressed. I had been a passionate sports person, playing tennis all my life and occasionally other sports like squash, jogging and skiing. In the end walking a short distance was a struggle, even with the assistance of a cane purchased in the hope that it would help relieve some pain. That was the end of 2014 and despite constant pain I hesitated to have an operation. The concept of me as a mid-forty … Read the rest
Why I chose a hip resurfacing video by Dave Published on May 8, 2018… Read the rest
Andy Murray will return to action on 11 June at a low-level grass tournament in the Netherlands…
…His return ends months of agonising over his future. He was due to come back in Brisbane, before the Australian Open, but withdrew at the last minute and headed for Melbourne, where his trusted friend and renowned surgeon, John O’Donnell, performed the hip resurfacing operation, where a small sleeve is placed over the joint.
Four days after the operation, Murray was walking freely in the streets of Melbourne when he bumped into members of the British media. There was a brief exchange of pleasantries and the player who has come through many crises might have wondered if he would ever again have good news … Read the rest
December 20, 2017
I had my left hip hip done in 2005 by Dr. Myron Stachniw in Galesburg, Il., and the left hip the following year. Aside from the occasional flare up of bursitis in my left hip, I have remained very active. My left hip is a resurf. The right hip is a large femoral ball hip replacement.
I have been baffled at all the bad press resurfs have had the past few years. My old surgeon had one person that required a revision, and that was it. And that’s been the past 12 years.… Read the rest
I am a 47 yr old extremely active male and former D1 college hockey player. For the last 3-4 years I have been suffering for hip flexor and groin pain. I just thought is was muscle/tendinitis pain from my deadliest, squats, running and skating. I visited a Orthopedic specialist about year ago for what i thought was a sports hernia. I was informed I had OA in both hips. My two femoral heads are large and flat on one side vs bing round. Space narrowing, a few spurs, some bone on bone, etc… Right is worse than the left. It all makes sense as my whole life – specifically when i was a teen and and early twenties playing elite level hockey (signed NHL contract) … Read the rest
December 4, 2017 – Fifth year still had some nice improvement (believe it or not).
This also marks my fifth season back playing soccer. Every season I’ve had little nags here and there (Achilles, hamstrings, calfs, etc) but the hip has been injury free. When my conditioning wanes a bit in off season I can get that “achy” feeling after an hour or so playing. But if I use the foam roller a couple of times a week it really helps with that.
My local physio got me using a kettlebell but for only one of the exercises -the basic kettlebell swing. He coached my technique and this really helped my hip function with both strength and range of motion.
Well, … Read the rest
June 28, 2016
The same surgeon who resurfaced my left hip 7 years ago, David Mayman at Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC, replaced my right hip 7 weeks ago.
I have not had a single issue with my hip since David Mayman resurfaced it. The only reminder I have is the metal detector at airports… Read the rest
June 23, 2009
May 4th 2009 I had my left hip done in Honolulu buy Dr. Mori. I was back at work in 14 days and have been blessed with a smooth recovery. I feel so good I have to restrain myself from overdoing activities I think I could do. The right hip is scheduled for late August.
October 20, 2009
I’m 158 days post left hip and 46 post right hip now and I couldn’t be happier. Right hip went very well–two less days in the hospital (3) and no blood transfusions. I couldn’t wait to get out and one crutch around till the 50% weight bearing restriction was lifted. I attribute the better recovery to Arthrotec which facilitated bicycle riding and swimming prior … Read the rest
September 5, 2017 – Checking in – August 24th was my 7th anniversary of my first HR, with November 26th coming up as my 7th for my second.
Feeling great, can do anything I want to do on it and have gotten back to all of my activities with a vengeance.
To all current new hippies, keep going and follow your surgeon’s instructions – pretty soon you won’t even notice you’ve got a new hip.
To those considering the surgery, it is major surgery and as such needs to be thought about well, but from my perspective, it is the best decision I ever made. There is an alternative to living in pain.
To more experienced hippies – congrats and … Read the rest
It’s been almost three years and I never, ever give my hip a single thought. I can work really hard for 12 hours straight, play football with my boy, run at a full sprint, not to mention little things like touch my toes, put on my socks, and do personal hygiene on my toes and feet. It’s amazing what we take for granted.
Published on Sep 20, 2012 – I hope this gives those of you who are considering a Birmingham Hip Resurfacing some confidence to get the procedure done. I wish I had gotten it done a year earlier, because it made me totally born again hard! I remodel kitchens for a living. Before the surgery, I was basically done working at 2 p.m. … Read the rest
Published on Jun 16, 2014 – This is a video about the journey i have recently been on! I have osteoarthritis in my left hip. Severe pain every single day, no matter what i do, meds i take, or rest i take. Nothing has worked to take the pain away including cortisone injections. When i was young i was hit by a car and fractured my pelvis. The fracture never healed properly and over the years what started out as minor pain turned to severe. I now need hip surgery. Hoping to get a Hip resurfacing, but wont actually know if i qualify until they get in there and inspect the bone… I could end up with a total hip replacement, which would not be … Read the rest
Published on Jul 30, 2009
This is a Thank You video. This is to Dr. Peter Callander for giving me back my passions, my inspiration and my drive. One year ago I couldn’t walk straight, sleep through the night, or ski without pain. On top of that I could barely walk my dog around the block.… Read the rest
July 17, 2017
On the 7th July, 2017 , I celebrated my 3rd Anniversary of BHR Left side. Wow, how the time has disappeared and how I am able to compete “pretty well” in Triathlon, all be it , at Sprint and Standard Distance.
The hip has never been better and I attribute this to alot of patience in the re-hab,[ a fantastic “nurse”- the wife] ,lots of precise, dedicated massage by Roger Gooch of BodySmart, careful choices of racing and distances, plus correct footwear. As well an excellent operation by Dr Hugh Blackley, here in New Zealand.
I continue to do plenty of swimming,cycling, and some running. The Run is somewhat hindered due to a serious knee injury, … Read the rest
8 Year Update
Sorry it’s been a while since I last updated about my hip.
I had one of the replacements that got recalled, and I’m glad to be able to say that I’ve had no problems with it, thank goodness, a lot has happened to me in the last 4 years, and having a goo hip, helps, I’m now married, with 4 step kids and 4 step grand kids, with a 5th on the way, so as you can imagine, having a good hip helps.
Michael’s Original Story
May 5, 2009
I have my pre-op on Thursday, and I’ve been told that I need to decide between resurfacing and