- 5 Year Update Mikes THR with 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 and Revision
- Flame’s Revision of BHR to THR 2010
- Gilbert’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing 2007 and Revision 2009
- Jane’s BHR Revision to a THR Failed BHR & Surgeon Experience
- Jeff Goodall’s Hip Resurfacing and Revision 2004
- Jeff’s THR Revision after Hip Resurfacing 2011
- Jen’s Hip Resurfacing Revision 2005
- Jim in SC Hip Resurfacing Failures Can Happen
- JMS’s Hip Resurfacing Revision 2011
- Joan Lindh’s BHR Revision by Mr. McMinn 2010
- John P’s Hip Resurfacing Revision to THR Dr. Nicholson 2008
- John W’s Hip Resurfacing Revision Story
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 much further away than 5 years!
So for anyone who isn’t a HR candidate, don’t despair- a large ball THR, well placed, is a very good option.
Cheers Mike.… 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. A lot can happen in 5 short years.
June 20, 2016
surgery went very very well. I’ll post more when I’m more awake.
June 27, 2016
On the day of, my husband came with me & kept me company until it was time. I was soooo nervous, of course. But I have to say, everyone involved in every step were absolutely fantastic. I waited in the wait room for an hour, then was moved in … 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 for England and Wales. – http://www.njrcentre.org.uk/njrcentre/NewsandEvents/Hipresurfacingfailurerates/tabid/260/Default.aspx
Here’s my Medical History to catch you all up on my story:
April 2009 – moderate bilat knee pain
August ‘09 – tore out both hips protective tissue linings (labral tears) between the top of your femur and the inside of your hip socket while walking the dog
December ’09 & February 2010 – Bilateral Hip surgeries (arthroscopies on each hip) to grind down the top of … 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. Those of you who have followed my journey KNOW how amazing this is.
I ended up doing a round of PT for my knees, which did not work. Then, I researched and found the amazing DIY “Beating Patellar Tendonits” by a Physical Therapist and used it to do an additional 2 months of knee work with a Personal Trainer. My knees are great now! https://www.amazon.com/Beating-Patellar-Tendonitis-Treatment-Pain-free/dp/1491049731/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1473896232&sr=1-1&keywords=beating+patellar+tendonitis
Recently though, I strained all my chest muscles from overdoing … 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.
While I experience a loss of ROM and functional abilities, I never had a lot of pain with the avn. I didn’t have x-rays taken early on. If I had, resurfacing would have been an option. I do regret that, but things still turned out well.
I had a thr on 4/2/08 and am recovering well. My surgeon used an anterior approach, so I had few restrictions on movement. I have been walking without a … 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 the HR excells a bit but both serve quite well up to this point.… Read the rest
8/8/2016 I haven’t posted on here for a while but I’m usually lurking in the background about once a week seeing what’s happening.
It’s 4 years today that I got my THR from Ronan Treacey at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham. I wanted a HR but unfortunately was not a candidate due to childhood hip issues ( slipped femoral epiphysis), so I got an Oxinium/poly THR.
At the time, it was something I struggled to accept as although Mr Treacey told me I was 70/ 30 against being able to have HR, I only ever considered that option- a kind of blind hope on my part I think. Like many before and after, I spent long nights worrying about my plight,logged on here searching for someone in a similar position.
Of course, there were many, and there’s no doubt that it was this site that helped me accept my … 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 ASAP before the neck on the femur breaks
2. Neck narrowing due to high ions and there will be some acetabular osteolysis at revision. Yes, early revision is indicated
3. The inclination and version angles are high to start with. The cup appears to have migrated
Much to my disappointment, I needed an urgent revision to a total hip replacement. I chose Dr Scott Ball at the University of California San Diego. Dr Ball has … 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 is the last resort option, if the surgery is done by an accomplished surgeon who uses a good implant system (mine is ceramic on ceramic: no allergy concerns), revision surgery can have a very satisfying outcome.
|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. At least we can now explain that horrible groin pain I had after the operation, which went away only because I was put on prednisone for the colitis. Now I am on remicade, not as massive an immune suppressant, so the hip inflamed again. One out of 500, says the good doctor – to me it makes sense because my immune system attacks my intestines too. He will replace with a big ball ceramic total|
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 internationally just now as more patients emerge at the 3-5 year post-op mark with unique reactions.I am a female and was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my left hip when I was 33 years old (I am now 42). At the time I was an amateur triathlete competing at local events but struggling to meet training goals because of pain. Once I had the diagnosis at least I knew the cause, and also knew that