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Brian 52 weeks Post Operation Koen De Smet 27th June 2019 Re CERF Johannesburg
12 month X Ray
12 MONTH UPDATE
I’m now 12 + MONTH post operation as I write this and I am walking, cycling and exercising
normally I have adhered to the protocols of physiology and tissue recovery following major trauma
/surgery and have not exposed my hip(s) to impact sports –for the simple reason of self judgement,
conservatism –rather than prosthesis restriction
As previously reported I followed a strict regime of re-habilitation based on external resource
information and education in addition to professional guidance from Koen –my surgeon –and Physio
–I wont repeat the in detail but the following is a precis
Effectively when a person exercises – particularly … Read the rest
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: