- Dr. Lopez Hip Resurfacing Stories
- Elaine BHR Dr. Lopez January 22, 2008
- Elaine Y’s Hip Resurfacing by Dr. Lopez 2008
- Gary Gonzalez Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Lopez 2011
- Joseph Merendino Hip Resurfacing With Dr. Lopez 2013
- Robert Riefke Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Lopez 2010
- Tony Kobrinetz Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Lopez 2012
I’ve been trying to get on the site for a couple of days now to post my success story!! I’ve had a medical issue that’s been keeping me away. Low blood count has made me have a few dizzy spells and yesterday I did faint, but fortunately my husband was there to save me. Today is good… no dizziness, no nausea Yippee.My surgery was 1/22/08 at Alexian Brothers in Elk Grove Village. IL, by Dr. Eugene Lopez. It was pretty amazing. I’ve done extremely well since the surgery, except for the blood count issue. The pain that brought me to this point is gone. I have basic surgical pain, soreness. My anesthesia was general and I had a pain pump for the incision that was taken out at 3rd day postop. I was also using a PCP (patient controlled pump), which I discontinued myself on Wednesday. Right now
Uploaded on Nov 16, 2010
Dr. Eugene Lopez | Alternative hip surgery: Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR), Replacement surgeon @ Midwest Sports Medicine, Orthopedics Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Lopez performed the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing procedure on professional golf caddy Robert (Bob) Riefke. Introduced in 1997 BHR is an alternative to total hip replacement. This bone-conserving procedure, combined with the virtual elimination of dislocation makes BHR ideal for younger, active patients.
The BHR is part of a surgical procedure that replaces worn ball-and-socket surfaces in the joint with smooth, durable cobalt chrome.
Dr. Lopez: Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, specialty trained in arthroscopic surgery, sports medicine & total joint replacement surgery.
Uploaded on Nov 3, 2011
Gary Gonzalez, a 28 year career firefighter returns to work without restriction thanks to the innovative Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) procedure. Dr. Eugene Lopez of Midwest Sports Medicine who helped mainstream BHR, a high performance alternative to total hip replacement. BHR simply resurfaces a small portion of bone, rather than replacing an entire hip, thus preserving bone and joint stability for younger, active patients. Dr. Lopez was trained for the procedure in the early stages of FDA approval and has been instrumental in helping many elite athletes and others get back in the game restriction-free. University of Chicago graduate Dr. Eugene Lopez is board certified and specialty trained in sports medicine and arthritis; additional board certification includes Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Published on Dec 17, 2012
Birmingham Hip Resurfacing “is the best decision I ever made. Dr. Lopez and his team gave me my life back.”
For Tony Kobrinetz there is never a moment that he isn’t doing something physically. His hip symptoms kept getting worse and then went to see Dr. Lopez. I “couldn’t have had a better total team helping me to recovery. I am back to riding my bike, climbing hills…”
We understand how important it is for people to get back to work and play pain-free. The hip experts at Midwest Sports Medicine specialize in helping people get full recovery without surgery. Sometimes therapy isn’t enough and the latest techniques in medicine and surgery can be the best option.
The trademarked Birmingham Hip Resurfacing system (BHR) was introduced in 1997 as an alternative to total hip replacement. This bone-conserving procedure, combined with the virtual elimination of … Read the rest
Published on Oct 26, 2013
“I feel like a new man after the surgery” – Birmingham Hip Resurfacing patient Joseph Merendino.
As a police officer who needs to help people and has to be active through out the day, there is never a moment that he isn’t doing something physically. His hip symptoms kept getting worse and then went to see Dr. Lopez. “Now I feel great. I jump out and I am in the action. There’s no stretching, no pain… It’s amazing.”
People from all over the United States come to see Dr. Lopez and his team because they understand how important it is for people to get back to work and play, pain-free. The hip resurfacing and hip replacement experts at Midwest Sports Medicine specialize in helping people get full recovery without surgery. Sometimes therapy isn’t enough and the latest techniques in medicine and surgery can be … Read the rest
November 4, 2007 I am 50 right now, but have been dealing with the hip pain for about 5 or 6 years. I’ve just had my 3rd Cortisone injection on Friday, 11/2, when I went to see Dr. Kuesis. My other ortho MD was right for THR and would not listen to anything else or refer me to anyone. I had a Cortisone injection last year in Oct. 2006 and then 2 days later went out walking because I felt so good, and then slipped on “black ice” and broke my fibula. So, I had to stay off anti-inflammatories (impede bone growth) and wait a year for bone healing. So, with the injection I got on Friday, I feel like a new woman, and I know from all that is offered on this site, that the hip resurfacing is my way to go.
January 9, 2008 I did have the … Read the rest