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- 21 Month Update Peter Smith’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. De Smet 2017
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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
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
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 and it’s advantages compared to metal on metal hip resurfacing devices:
Dr KOEN De SMET CERAMIC LEFT HIP RESURFACING JOHANNESBURG JUNE 2019
26 Week Update
Brian 26 weeks Post Operation Koen De Smet 27th June 2019 Re CERF Johannesburg
WEEK 26 STATUS
I’m now week 26 post operation as I write this and I am walking normally and my physical life is Id say back to where it was c3 years ago
I have adhered to the protocols of physiology and tissue recovery following major trauma /surgery as follows
Effectively when a person exercises – particularly resistance weights – you are micro tearing the muscles –hence whilst its Ok to be mobile and do the Physio stretches – it’s not good to over stress the body in the first 6 weeks post operation … Read the rest
ReCerf ceramic on ceramic hip resurfacing patients with Dr. De Smet in South Africia. Patients are 1.5 days post op and doing well.
Dr. De Smet places his first ReCerf hip resurfacing device on March 3, 2019 in Johannasburg South Africa. ReCerf is a new type of ceramic on ceramic hip resurfacing device. The traditional standard hip resurfacing device is metal on metal like the BHR , Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Device, the Wright C+ and Biomet. New types of devices are being developed which will be used with all good candidates, even women and small men.
I started https://surfacehippy.info in 2005 because I felt people should have information about hip resurfacing. The website has had many updates and design changes, but always provided information and personal stories about hip resurfacing. There have been many changes in hip resurfacing and available devices over the years. The one remaining constant has always been – hip resurfacing is an excellent choice for active people that want to be out of pain and return to their previous activities. The top, experienced hip resurfacing surgeons are still doing hip … Read the rest
Patricia Walter discusses hip resurfacing and BHR Birmingham Hip Resurfacing she received in 2006 from Dr. De Smet in Belgium. Video recorded March 1, 2008
The first advantage of a hip resurfacing is that the hip device, due to its large size, allows a person to return to any of their favorite activities without restrictions or possibility of a dislocation. The old fashioned total hip replacement devices use a much smaller diameter ball as compared to size of your natural femur bone. The small size of the ball allows a hip to dislocate more easily. The size of the hip resurfacing device is matched very closely to the original size of your hip, so any movements you make are much less likely to cause … Read the rest
September 13, 2018 – I’m happy to report that I LOVE my new hip. I had follow-up xrays which shoed everything looking good, and my non-op hip in perfect shape, as well.
Last year I decided to try racing (I’ve been rowing for 9 years, but not racing, and the pain was unbearable by the end). I’m happy to report that at the end of this month I am going to FISA Worlds in Florida to race SIX times in three days. Kind of crazy.
I still have trouble with my glute medius, which has been down and out for over a decade, but with PT, strength training, and dry needling, it’s coming back. That piece just takes time.
So … Read the rest
May 30, 2018 – So, I rarely think of my hips, but I’m doing a bit of volunteer work that reminds me of how lucky I was 16 years ago when I found Dr. DeSmet. My husband and I both had hip resurfacing in October, 2002 – we were his first husband/wife team – my hip is 45 minutes older than his! Just wanted to let you all know that those hips and the subsquent ones are all working just fine and we are still able to do whatever we want. Amazing. I also want to shout to the wonderful Dr. De Smet who still answers my emails and who has over these 16 years operated on many friends of mine and who has consulted … Read the rest