In September 2013 Sian Williams became Women’s Doubles Champion at the Badminton World Masters in Ankara, Turkey. In 2009, the fitness instructor and badminton coach underwent right Birmingham Hip Resurfacing(BHR) surgery performed by Mr Derek McMinn.
Before the operation, Sian described her hip pain as being ‘particularly bad’ and affecting her walking; when she developed a limp she was forced to stop playing badminton. Exploring her options for treatment, she was offered a Total Hip Replacement by several consultants who couldn’t guarantee a return to playing badminton – something she was desperate to be able to continue. After consulting with Mr McMinn, Sian opted for the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing, the more bone conserving treatment, ideal for younger and more active patients
The surgery, recovery and rehabilitation were “great” said Sian. Mr McMinn gave her an exercise programme and she stuck to it. A gradual increase in activity is vital, … Read the rest