I am a kajukenbo practitioner and have learned that I need to get my hip resurfaced. At first I was all for re-leaving all this pain but after talking to the doctor and several people I have my doubts. First my doctor tells me that there will be limitations in my movement. For example, I would not be able to lift my knee past my hip or even do a high chamber for a roundhouse kick. Then I heard from someone that not all the muscles in my leg would be reattached because there was just no way of doing that (I took this one with a grain of salt). I was also concerned about the metal particles and what the long … Read the rest
Edith Crowther’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Walter 2002
September 12, 2013
Just visited my surgeon for an 11 yr check up and to see what the right hip is doing. It was grumbling 3 yrs ago.
Well very good news – .the BHR looks like the day it was put in and the right hip has virtually halted deteriorating .He did a blood test for metal ions and I will have to wait for a bit for results but not expecting anything dramatic, this is my first test for these.
So I am one happy little vegamite. He said just keep doing whatever you are doing because it is helping the right hip stay healthy – this is doing 800 meters of butterfly regularly – … Read the rest
I just look to my Brother for Longevity of BHR, Birmingham Hip Resurfacing. He is coming up to 14 years we think. He had his left hip done by Mr. McMinn and has done Karate and worked 6 days a week in the catering industry ever since.
He works six days a week mostly on his feet and is a Third Dan at Karate (awarded this year) So I think that makes it pretty durable with cement. He is right handed so the left leg is the one he is normally pivoting on when kicking people in the head.
Normal Gomersall’s Hip Resurfacing with Mr. McMinn 2001
Norman Gomersall, an active Karate teacher, had a hip resurfacing operation in 2001. In a sport where agility and flexibility is key, Norman’s left Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) ‘gave him his live back’. The operation was performed by Mr McMinn.
Karate teacher Norman Gomersall had felt the strain on his left hip for a long period of time, owing it to the nature of his profession and an injury sustained at the age of 22.
Regular weekend Karate training courses began to take their toll on Norman, who feared that waiting any longer for a replacement would ultimately leave him in a wheelchair. “I would train … Read the rest
X-Factor’s Wagner Carrilho talks to ITV Central News about his bilateral Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) operation done in 1999. The former Karate instructor turned entertainer is famous for his moves – which he says he owes to Mr McMinn. Original airdate: 16th May 2011.
Wagner Carrilho spent eight weeks wowing the nation with his colourful song and dance routines on The X Factor. But back in 1999, chronic hip pain made life very difficult for the Brazilian balladeer.
Severe osteoarthritis in both hips meant walking just a few feet was extremely painful – and his distinctive dancing was completely out of the question! Lamenting about those agonising days Wagner, who lives in the West … Read the rest
I figured I’d check the hips as well, for my (almost) nine year anniversary.
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 the surgery, all the way up to revisions, but my hopes are that all of you have happy and successful outcomes.
Hello my name is Jerry Wood. I’m 49 and I had the BHR resurfacing on the left side by Dr Philip Thomas Schmitt on May 23, 2011. It’s working great as you can see in the videos below. Training squats with 705 lbs and deadlifts for reps.
As sick as this sounds I’m looking forward to having the right side done in a year or two. I was at the point where I could barely walk and now after putting my self back together from surgery, my hip is almost as good as new. Thanks to the BHR hip.
He has twice been Mr Universe and has played the tough guy in a variety of action movies, but when Mike Mitchell was floored by a hip injury it was Birmingham surgeon Derek McMinn who came to the rescue.
Fitness icon “Iron Mike”, who appeared as a stuntman and action fighter in smash hit films Braveheart and Gladiator, had been suffering from severe osteoarthritis in his left hip but, true to his tough-guy image, had carried on regardless.
However, when the 56-year-old took a nasty fall while out … Read the rest
I am a 69 year old fitness fanatic and have been for over 50 years as well as eating only healthy organic food. Never take any medicine and of course never drink or smoke. Never even had a cup of coffee in my life. I have always stayed in peak condition as a black-belt instructor in Taekwondo, instructor in yoga, as well as a runner and weight-lifter.
However, I wore out my right hip and even though I could workout for 3 hours at the gym and stretch, but it has been deteriorating for the last 9 years. Never would consider an operation. But it got to the point where I couldn’t make it down the block. Finally made up … Read the rest
February 17, 2010 Dr. Della Valle resurfaced my right hip on 12/18/09. Tomorrow will be 2 months and I feel great. I can put my socks on, tie my shoes and even clip my toe nails. I would think he has way more than 100 by now as he is in great demand. I had to wait 6 weeks to see him and another 2 months for the surgery. He was just appointed to the hip society and is a professor at the University of Illinois Medical Center at Rush.
March 28, 2010 I started out with 30lb dumbbells 2 weeks after surgery doing overhead press. I would grab them off the DB rack so I didn’t have to bend over. I then went to … Read the rest
This details her progress after the right BHR (second hip surgery) done in April 2007.
From : Ms Joan Gunnes:
Ok, I thought you’d enjoy this……I started teaching my yoga class 13 days post op! Yes, I stood with my cane for most of it, but I could do side bends, some forward and backward bending and I did in fact teach the class! And I’ve been at it ever since – taught my first children’s class last week – that would be about 20 days post-op and unbelievably, by last Wednesday or so (again about 24 days post-op), I sat x-legged! Now mind you, I was sitting up about 5 inches on blankets and had blocks for support under my knees, but it was … Read the rest