- 10 Year Update Rod Windle’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. De Smet 2007
- 10th Anniversary of my BHR by Patricia Walter Owner/Webmaster
- 11 Year Update Patricia Walter’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. De Smet 2006
- 12 Year Anniversary for Patricia Walter’s BHR by Dr. De Smet March 15, 2006
- 13 Year Update Patricia Walter’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. De Smet 2006
- 16 Year Update Bev’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. De Smet 2003
- 18 Month Update Taj’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. De Smet 2016
- 21 Month Update Peter Smith’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. De Smet 2017
- 3 Year Update Alan’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. De Smet 2004
- 8 Year Anniversary of Pat’s BHR
- Alan Ray Diary of Hip Resurfacing in Belgium LBHR with Dr. De Smet 12/15/2004
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
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
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
My BHR is 12 years old. I have not ever had any problems with it or my hip. The real problem is that it is doing great while the rest of my 73 year old body is wishing it could also get an overhaul. LOL
Hip resurfacing is still a great option when you are a good candidate. There are very few problems with hip resurfacing for most people. There are always a few who do, unfortunately, have problems. Fortunately, there are not many.
The top experienced surgeons who have done thousands of hip resurfacings continue to have excellent results. Many other surgeons who did not do a large number of hip resurfacings no longer continue to perform the surgery. It is a difficult surgery … Read the rest
I recently realized that my 10 year anniversary of my hip resurfacing is here! I had my left hip resurfaced by Dr. De Smet in late 2007. About five years ago, I had my metals level checked and sent the results to Dr. De Smet…his reply was that it looked like my hip would be fine for at least 100 more years (metals levels were fine). Since then, I’ve done exactly the same thing with my hip every day: ignore it. My hip feels like it’s always felt since my surgical incision healed, which is that it is an integral and natural part of my body. I am grateful to Dr. DeSmet for giving me my life back. I surf, … Read the rest
2 Year Update December 21, 2017
A much overdue report on my experience with Dr. de Smet and my new right Conserve + hip. I don’t wish to repeat all of the good information already available on this site, but let me say that it has been an invaluable resource and I have referred many locals to it after they have seen my progress in the gym and at at my workplace. I have been going to the same gym for over 20 years and when I showed up post op they thought I’d sprained an ankle or something and were shocked to discover that I had a hip resurfaced . I think this reaffirms the importance of optimal conditioning PRE surgery and early activity … Read the rest