- 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
- 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
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
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
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
|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
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2007 3:30 PM
Metal allergy – an OS writes
While metal allergies are indeed rare, they can be (or have
the effect of being) all too real…..
My wife is 31 yrs old and had her right hip resurfaced 2
years ago by Dr. De Smet (she originally broke her hip
around 10 years, developed AVN, had an osteotomy 7 years
ago, developed arthritis, which ultimately led us to Ghent –… Read the rest
Was standing on my good leg, operated leg was at about a 90 degree angle while I
put some cream on my knee. Probably bent forward and flexed my hip a bit, the
operated side knee rotated in and I started to fall. Tried to push with the
operated leg to right myself, NO STRENGTH. I collapsed and fell back, noticing a
strange friction in the hip joint after landing on my butt.
Called my … Read the rest
Dwight Pargee March 22, 2009 My saga So I’m sitting here with an iv in my arm, getting my daily dose of antibiotics and reflecting back over the last two years, thought I’d share my story. The good news is I won’t be buying any new shoes for the next couple of months, actually that’s not so good news because I love buying shoes…but I digress. Back in 1997 I was 33 and playing in
I am sorry to report that my 5 years and 8 months hip resurfacing has failed. The cap ( mfg. Corwin) on the femoral head has worked partially loose…..moving slightly. The pain is pretty bad and Dr. Gross is scheduling me for THR using the big ball metal socket (Corwin) that remains well attached. Corwin is making the THR ball to fit and as soon as the FDA approval letter gets here I am going
March 14, 2010
I’m just out of Jan Palfijn Hospital in Gent after THR
revision surgery on Friday. I promise to write everyone individually in the
coming days, but here’s the story.
First of all the Belgian people in general and the staff of Anca Clinic
and Villa Cento Passi could not have been nicer and have made the experience
the best it could have been.
Dr De Smet himself has been incredible. It’s really … Read the rest