November 21, 2009 I am from the UK and had my left hip resurfaced on 3 November by Mr T.M. Abuzakuk . I have no PT sessions (NHS system for you) and don’t see my consultant again until 6 Jan. I have been given no exercise’s to do, Called hospital and they said they would send something, but after 3 further calls I have given up. I have found the Phase 1 exercise program on … Read the rest
September 10, 2010 I had my left hip surgery on Tuesday of this week. I had many questions prior to the surgery. My advice is to find a good medical team and trust in them to do their job. I think that I tried to anticipate every thing that could possibly happen. In essence I suffered from analysis paralysis. This created more anxiety than was necessary. So much so that I was ready to cancel … Read the rest
October 19, 2007 So, I am 2 1/2 weeks out from my hip resurfacing with Mr. Treacy in Birmingham, UK. The plane flight back to Colorado was easy on my hip but just very draining overall. This was my second hip surgery on my right hip, prior to the BHR I had surgery for labral tears, microfracture and the rebuilding of my ligementum teres, which was a stabilizing ligament between the femoral head and the … Read the rest
Hip Resurfacing with Mr. McMinn November 2010 Birmingham surgeon the hero as Iron Mike gets metal hip
For more information contact the McMinn Center – Mr Derek McMinn MD FRCS Hip Resurfacing Birmingham UK
13th January 2012
He has twice been Mr Universe and has played the tough guy in a variety of action movies, but when Mike Mitchell was floored by a hip injury it was Birmingham surgeon Derek McMinn who came to the … Read the rest
Mark Edwards – World’s First BHR Patient – Right BHR (July 1997)
First Ever BHR Patient
Mr. McMinn’s first BHR patient Mark Edwards came for his 15 year follow-up consultation in 2012. He regularly swims and skis commenting, “I’m delighted that my hip resurfacing has allowed me to lead an active lifestyle. There seems to be no deterioration in hip function 15 years on.”
Great news for hip resurfacing.
My name is David Roya.
I am a 69 year old fitness fanatic and have been for over 50 years as well as eating only healthy organic food. Never take any medicine and of course never drink or smoke. Never even had a cup of coffee in my life. I have always stayed in peak condition as a black-belt instructor in Taekwondo, instructor in yoga, as well as a runner and weight-lifter.
However, I wore … Read the rest
July 29, 2011 Had my consult with Dr. Su on 7/20 and all went well. Found him to be extremely intelligent, likable, approachable and compassionate. Thanks to you all he said I had surely done my research in asking the right questions and voicing my concerns. All pointed to me being the “perfect candidate” for the BHR…wonder if I’m alone with that status.
He was booked for surgery dates through the end of December, but … Read the rest
In January of 2010, at age 38, I had the difficult decision of what to do about an ailing right hip that had been diagnosed as moving toward advanced osteoarthritis. I first experienced pain in the joint at the age of 26 when my regular doctor told that I should restrict my physical activity (i.e., stop running) and that I would likely need a hip replacement within 6-8 years. That just didn’t really seem like … Read the rest
I’m a bilateral Birmingham, having done my first hip (right) on July 1, 2008, and my second (left) just two weeks ago, on September 30, 2008. After my first surgery I experienced some blurring of vision post op, and my excellent surgeon (Dr. James Pritchett, Seattle) told me that it sometimes happens but they aren’t sure exactly why – some combination of the drugs plus the surgery itself. First hip it went away in less … Read the rest
March 11, 2010 I am two days post op and feeling great. The progress has been fantastic and I already feel better, some swelling in the quad, but that is to be expected. Been walking since first day post op and moved to crutches right away. Headed home and I am excited to be on the road to recovery and getting back on the court. Dr. Pritchett was really great, I am definately trying to … Read the rest
October 31, 2010 I’m 11 days out of surgery with Dr. Pritchett in Seattle and feel I’m doing about average. It’s interesting reading the various posts and comparing other experiences and recovery time lines with mine. I left the hospital on crutches, two days post op, and was walking 2 miles on one crutch by day 5. Yesterday I walked for two hours, in addition to my 3 rounds of home PT exercises, and suspect … Read the rest
Update May 24, 2016
I have taught and coached high level skiing for 46 years, the past 8 years on my resurfaced hip. Dr Gross encouraged me to ski on it, and I started skiing at six months post surgery. I have heard of people rarely having trouble with THRs when skiing; dislocations, femoral fractures. I have many friends including instructors, ski patrollers, and students who ski with THRs, and they are advised to stay … Read the rest