- 5 Year Update Mikes THR with Mr. Treacy 2012
- 8 Year Anniversary Mike’s THR by Mr. Treacy 2012
- Andrew’s Hip Resurfacing and Nerve Problems with Dr. Snyder 2010
- Anne’s BHR Revision by Prof. Richardson 2011
- Bill’s Revision to THR due to AVN by Dr. De Smet 2010
- Bob Russell Infection and Revision from BHR to THR
- Donna’s Tooth Infection in 2012 after Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Su in 2008
- Dwight Pargee Infection of Hip Resurfacing
Note by Patricia Walter – unfortunately,not everyone can have a hip resurfacing, but life can still be active and pain free with a large ball, ceramic THR like Mike received.
Just stopping by to say I passed the 8 year mark a few weeks back.
I couldn’t have HR due to previous problems as a teenager ( slipped femoral epiphysis) This was pinned but I was left with a slight twist on the femoral head … Read the rest
August 14, 2017 – I passed 5 years with my THR last week and it’s flown by. I have no issues at all and like many here, it’s been life changing surgery for me. I couldn’t have HR due to to a slipped femoral epiphysis age 14 and was struggling to accept that but the advice I got here helped so much.
I’m back motorcycling and playing football- those dark days of arthritic pain seem … Read the rest
May 27, 2016
Met with my surgeon 2 days ago with a bunch of questions for him. I asked him why I was no longer a candidate for resurfacing & it’s because the bone quality is no longer there.
Makes sense now when he said that he didn’t want to have to do a revision. And when I think of if, there are other tell tale signs in my overall health that supports his findings. … Read the rest
March 18, 2014
I have intractable pain 26 ½ months later after my bilateral Birmingham Hip Resurfacing implants at all times, albeit minimally less than before my hip replacements. My hip implants feel like they painfully slip out of place when I walk half a block, and they hurt when I sit and when I’m lying down.
BHR MOM is now contraindicated for women as of the beginning of 2012 by the National Joint Registry … Read the rest
September 15, 2016 – First, I want to correct that I had my last ceramic and titanium bilateral hip revisions (to a failed bilateral Birmingham Hip Resurfacing) completed in November 2014 – not Nov 2105.
Secondly, after an almost 2 year recovery, I can most happily report that both hips AND knees do not hurt!! At most, my hips get stiff after prolonged use and I can’t squat as easily. … Read the rest
May 14, 2008
I wanted to reply to this topic as my experience illustrates the Pat’s point. I had avn in my left hip; when I started to consult surgeons I was told that I was not a candidate for resurfacing as the femur head had collapsed. I would have preferred to have a resurfacing. But I knew the extent of the damage from looking at my MRI and felt that the surgeons were correct.… Read the rest
I’m 4-and-a-half years out on my revision to THR (a la De Smet) and going strong. I would also say that the two year mark was an important dividing line in my recovery from THR surgery. After that point I never had to worry again about overexerting myself. In terms of performance, I see very little real difference between the THR and the HR. Maybe in some very subtle ways … Read the rest
August 22, 2019
Just passed the 7 year date of my ceramic/ Poly THR total hip replacement . What a life changer it’s been, I’ve gone from being in near permanent arthritic pain at 50 to a completely pain free life. Happy days.
I went back to see Mr Treacy in May as I had some twinges down the outside of my thigh that concerned me. He took an x ray and showed me that … Read the rest
Melissa’s Original BHR Story
The last two years have brought increasing groin pain, instability, and popping/clunking on a regular basis. Two months before my 4th anniversary I became so alarmed at the consistent instability that I obtained x-rays and cobalt and chromium blood tests. Patient advocate, Vicky Marlow, had several surgeons review them for possible causes of my pain and instability. The following are excerpts from the surgeon’s emails:
1. She needs a revision … Read the rest
November 9, 2015
I am coming up on 4 years post revision to a THR done by Koen De Smet and this is not necessarily the horror that everyone here paints it out to be. I regularly jog, hike, backpack, rock climb and boulder and my revision to THR works great. In fact, I am much more active than other people I know my age who have not had hip surgery. Anyways, even if revision … Read the rest
|From: Elizabeth Wajnberg To: Carol Thwaite Sent: Friday, November 09, 2007 9:46 PMCarol,I have a surgery date with our good doctor (De Smet) on December 18, not to resurface my other hip, unfortunately, but to extract the resurf I have because I am allergic to the metal! This past summer, my leg swelled, it was drained of much pus which thank God was not infected – nobody knew what it was except Dr. De Smet.|
ALVAL, PSEUDOTUMOUR, HYPERSENSITIVITY … WHATEVER YOU CALL IT, IT’S A REVISION TO THRHaving visited this site numerous times over the last few years, I thought it was time that I shared my experience with other past and future hip patients. I have recently undergone revision of my ASR to a THR because of a reaction to the metal on metal bearing. I know this issue is in the spotlight of the orthopedic hip community
Early on (after resurf Dec’05) I experienced a lot of clicks pops etc and so had others, so whenever I mentioned it to Dr.. Ure and got x-rays which were just simple straight on AP x-rays he said it all looked fine no problems, but it didn’t really go away although when I did a lot of clams, it did go away for awhile, but it returned, the instability as I had come to realize
Just an update with good news. I saw Dr. Greidanus for my 2 month follow up. He declared that I now have no restrictions allowing for a return to cross trainers, stairmasters, bicycles, and even tennis. I was referred for physio for “aggressive” treatment. I had related in an earlier post the following: I had a resurface with Dr. Antoniou in Montreal on Jan. of 2005. It was the ASR by Depuy of
Failed BHR & surgeon experience August 02, 2008I am 18 months post LBHR and I am posting today with the hope that I can spare anyone contemplating the resurfacing procedure the consequences of choosing a surgeon with insufficient experience. I chose a surgeon who had only recently trained in England, I was his 7th resurfacing procedure. I justified the decision because he was local and had a stellar reputation. I foolishly reasoned that he
Anne BHR Revision to Ceramic THR by Prof Richardson 2011
Went to Doctor’s yesterday and he said I will need a new hip shortly. I’ve been having a lot of pain with the hip re-surface. Not been able to lift my leg upwards without lot of discomfort. This has been going on for 18 months or so but lately it’s got very bad and pain in buttock now as well.I had the op in
January 9, 2000
Hi Pat,I hope that you are well. I just thought I would email you personally with information for your file and research that has sadly led to me having a revision from BHR to THR. The reason was due to malpositioning of the acetabular cup and femoral component by my surgeon. My surgeon had carried out over 480 hip resurfaces but for some reason a bad day at the office lead… Read the rest