- 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
- 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 2009
- John’s Revision of BHR to THR
- Juliet’s Revision
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
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
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
|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
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 and it got worse and worse. And became crunches and clunks. And I told Dr.. Ure and he said that he really didn’t know what could be wrong and suggested more physical therapy, which didn’t help and the physical therapist felt that some surgical error was involved. And it got worse so that when I turned in bed at night it would go crunch crunch crunch and I became less and less able to walk
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 Johnson and Johnson.
For 18 months my hip was great, but beginning in Sept. 06 pain came quite suddenly and became worse for months. I was misdiagnosed first with bursitis, then with heterotrophic soft tissue ossification , and finally a minor infection for the pain. After that long distance of time from Jan. 05, both my GP and Dr. Antoniou did not think that it was a deep infection. I was mistreated with anti-inflammatories, physio,
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 would not take on a procedure that was beyond his competency.At four weeks I was complaining of snapping, popping and instability in my surgical hip. Those symptoms have persisted with the same periodic reassurance from my surgeon that the x-rays showed that the “prosthesis is in good position without any evidence of loosening or wear”.It was my good fortune to have had Vicky Marlow pick-up on a posting I made on this site
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 Feb 2007. I really thought the re-surface would last longer than this or I would have had the THR done instead. Was 54 when op. done and was just told it was better for younger patients to have the Birmingham hip.
June 16, 2011
I saw the ortho consultant today (a new hospital as we have moved) and he was great, very easy to talk to. He had more x-rays done. Result, he said the