- 1 Year Update David Brewer’s H1 Ceramic Hip Resurfacing with Professor Cobb 2017
- 10 Month Update David Brewer’s H1 Ceramic Hip Resurfacing by Professor Cobb 2017
- 9 Year Update Toby’s Hip Resurfacing Professor Cobb 2010
- David Brewer’s H1 Ceramic Hip Resurfacing with Professor Cobb 2017
- New hip resurfacing implant could lead to better outcomes for patients 2018
- Professor Cobb and H1 Ceramic Hip Resurfacing Patients
- Professor Cobb Hip Resurfacing Stories
Update: January 29, 2019
Tomorrow my left hip resurfacing will be 9 years young! It continues to perform superbly-so huge thanks as always to Pat and many others who guided and supported me 9 years ago.
Toby’s Original Story
February 05, 2010
My wife drove me to the King Edward 7th hospital off Harley St in London at 5.30 am-lamp lit London streets fresh snow on the ground, looked beautiful and provided an amazing memory to my HR. Signed in at 6am, pre op procedures went like clockwork. Saw my surgeon Prof Cobb at 7.45 had a very long chat about dev’s in HR and of course some of the discussions I have posted re- his navigated/acrobot approach. Said he expected the surgery … Read the rest
I found out I qualified for as an age-grouper for Team GB in the world aquathlon champs in Pontevedra, Spain in May 2019. I passed the one year postop landmark feeling strong and ready to crank-up the run training. I have just completed my first run race for over 5 years and managed 21:32 for 5k – not at all fast but going in the right direction.
My hip feels great – all those squats, lunges, bridging, hopping, jumping … seems to have worked. About to start next phase of run training to include speedwork and plyometrics plus strength training in the gym – hope to be under 20 mins in the summer.… Read the rest
Apologies for not updating for a while – absolutely NOT an indication of problems. On the contrary, I have been busy with rehab and training.
I am 10 months postop today. Surgery by Prof Cobb at Charing Cross hospital, London. Device H1 all ceramic clinical trial – NHS.
Last Sunday I raced the Triathlon England National Aquathlon championship – 750m open water swim (non-wetsuit mass start), 5k run. I was towards the back of the field (it was fast and furious) but I finished it and loved it! Extremely pleased with 22:43 for 5k run after conservative Dr Su PT schedule, similar to couch to 5k.
I have an openwater 5k swim race on Saturday then rest before … Read the rest
Surgeons are treating patients with a new type of hip implant that could lead to better outcomes for younger, more active people requiring surgery.
Fifteen patients have so far been treated with a novel ceramic hip resurfacing implant in a new trial at Imperial College London. Early results suggest patients can return to physical activities such as swimming and cycling within six weeks of their operation.
The investigation, whose lead site is Charing Cross Hospital, part of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, is the first in the world to resurface patients’ hips without using metal implants.
The clinical trial is designed to show that the ceramic implant is suitable for both men … Read the rest
Great to see the some of the H1 patients reaching a 3 month time point!
19 Month Update May 2019
I’ve just got back from the 2019 Pontevedra ITU Aquathlon World Championship race for male 55-59 Age Group.
What an amazing experience – loved it!
I placed 36/40 in my age group race – 1K open water swim then transition into 5K run.
Swim was cold (14 degrees) and up to halfway against a strong current – I placed 39/40 – it was tough as I’m not a strong swimmer.
Run was hot (23 degrees, no shade) but a nice 2 lap flat course – I placed 17/40 and would have run through more places had I not lost so much on the swim.
My hip performed perfectly and allowed me to deliver my very best race.
Looking forward to … Read the rest