Pablo’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. De Smet 2013
February 04, 2013
I’m a 46 year old male, and will need a hip resurfacing this year. The arthritis in my case is apparently due to the combination of three factors: developmental dysplasia (mild I guess), femoroacetabular impingment (FAI) and joint hypermobility.
This process was accelerated (inadvertently) by practicing sports all my life (swimming, then basketball, mountaineering / climbing, running, cycling, and lately back to swimming -the most forgiving of them all-), until I found out about the arthritis 5 years ago. I’ve had a hard time accepting this…
Fortunately, as I’m a light weight (62 kg), I kept going for longer than my bad mechanics would have suggested.
The first two factors (dysplasia and FAI) are … Read the rest