There are currently two basic surgery options available for hip replacement – Hip Resurfacing or Total Hip Replacement. Hip Resurfacing is bone conserving and allows a patient to return to an active life with no restrictions. Hip Resurfacing is often used for young male athletes who want to return to the sports they love.
A total hip replacement, THR, has been the gold standard for many years. THR is major surgery that can result
PRESS RELEASE May 17, 2022
GAINESVILLE, FLA. (May 17, 2022) – Exactech, a developer and producer of innovative implants, instrumentation, and smart technologies for joint replacement surgery, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted a Breakthrough Device Designation for JointMedica’s Polymotion® Hip Resurfacing System.
Exactech, a minority shareholder of JointMedica Limited, is collaborating with the United Kingdom-based orthopaedic device designer and manufacturer to deliver the next generation of hip resurfacing to … Read the rest
Dr. Brooks paper published in the Journal of Arthroplasty detailing his 10 year results of hip resurfacing on April 22, 2022.
Males are 99%, females 91%This is all comers, (age, pre-op diagnosis, size including those that are no longer available), and includes my personal learning curve. Strong evidence for BHR in males.
At a minimum 10-year follow-up, hip resurfacing, using an implant with a good track record, demonstrates 99.0% survivorship in male patients … Read the rest
Peter is 61 years old and is doing a squat with 315 pounds. He had hip resurfacing in both hips by Dr. Domb of Chicago.
August 3, 2021
MY HIP RESURFACING JOURNEY
I am scheduled for right hip resurfacing on Aug 18 w/ Dr. Gross in Columbia. So I thought I’d start documenting my journey through this now. I am a 59 yr old male an in relatively decent shape. I have been doing crossfit for about 8 years now and also enjoy a few 5k’s and obstacle course races a year. I’ve known I had an issue with my … Read the rest
I’m 67 and had a bilateral hip resurfacing with Dr. De Smet in May 2021. Now doing ‘Aerial sports again and walking correctly. Dr. De Smet is a major Star!… Read the rest
Double hip re surface for me – Dr. Gross – 2005 also! Best decision I ever made. Thanks for all the info you helped me collect from your website. … Read the rest
ReCerf is momentarily stopped to evaluate the 500 prothesis that have been done and looking at the 2-3 year results.
There is one revision done because of a failure and that is now being studied closely. As this is still a study, such a case, even if it is only one, has to be looked into fully.
When it will start again, we do not know at this moment. We are waiting for the whole
November 7, 2021
60 YO Male. Severe osteoarthritis of the right hip. I have been ” impacted ” for the past 10 months. It ranged from very painful to nothing, depending on the day. I was fine with daily activities for the most part but could not do anything rigorous. A long hike, hard work at the farm or walking 9 holes of golf were off the table.
A close friend has had two BHR … Read the rest
Nov 22, 2022
I’m a 40 yr old male who lives overseas in indonesia I run a surf camp with my wife and Kid. I guess I wore my left hip out surfing too much not enough recovery. I have been in crazy OA pain last few years. It had taken its toll on my quality of life. I had stopped surf8ng due to the arthritis. It was time t9 fix this hip!
I had … Read the rest
4 Year update March 25, 2020
I started this thread about 4 years back when I got my Bilateral resurfacing by Dr. Su. Thought I would post an update 4 years down the road. My hips could not be better. I am playing Ice Hockey Goalie 2-3 times a week, working a physical job, and doing basically anything I want. I still can’t say enough about Dr. Su and the Hospital for Specialized Surgery. They … Read the rest
March 11, 2012
I’m happy to say everything went over and beyond my expectations. I just got back and woke up in the middle of the night, so I thought I’d check in with you guys to let you know. I have plenty of information to give, which I will later. What I will say now, is I walked in the hospital with a painful limp and started walking using a cane in 3 days … Read the rest
August 20, 2021
I am a 62 year old male. I have been very active all my life. My main physical activity is long distance cycling both on the road and on the trails here in Northeast Ohio during March to November. During November to March I hike in a wooded area and hike 5-6 miles per day. I have been cycling since 1982 and a normal year of cycling mileage will range during a … Read the rest
November 23, 2021 Sean’s Original Story Here
I had my left hip resurfaced by Dr. Gross about 10 years ago. It’s still going strong. I never liked running, and would sometimes run up to 5 miles at a time for exercise. After my hip resurfacing surgery I began experiencing a cramp in the psoas muscle if I ran – and while running itself caused no pain – the muscle woudl cramp up and I had … Read the rest
February 16, 2022
I Am A Runner (Again).My 3.5 month checkup was today. My bones have fully grown into my implants – they are part of me now. The PA was very satisfied with the X-rays and range of motion, and said ROM and strength will continue to recover.He said I was ready to start running again, but told me to take it slow, listen to my body, and I’d probably be gassed in a … Read the rest
November 16, 2021 – David’s original story here
About a week ago, my right BHR hip resurfacing celebrated its 22nd anniversary. Still behaving impeccably (and putting my knees to shame). Left BHR hip resurfacing managed a mere eight years earlier in the year.
Managing a couple of tennis matches each week.
Still very grateful for this terrific procedure and Mr. McMinn’s surgeon’s skill.… Read the rest
November 8, 2021 – Jim’s Original Story Here
It’s been a great 10 years!
Thank you Pat, for all the important information that you make available on this site. Thank you to Dr Scott Marwin, who I found on this site. He performed the bilateral surgery for me back when same day bilaterals were a rarity. And thank you to all the physical therapists at NYU Langone Rusk rehab center for getting me ready for … Read the rest
Both hips done 12 years ago. Just finished 9 day, 100+ mile XC ski vacation at Lake Tahoe CA. Amazing trails and no issue with my hips, my wife complains I am faster with “ball bearing hips”. Enjoying the pain free fun outside.
February 1, 2022
1st hip – June 2020. September 2020 returned to caddying (5-7miles of walking/jogging) 2nd hip – April 2021. August 2021 – Returned to caddying. November 2021 – Started playing pickleball for first time and move as well as Iprior to any hip issues. Total flexibility and strength is probably not where it was, but not noticeable for my desired activities, golf, biking, walking/running, pickleball, and keeping up with grandkids. I’m very grateful … Read the rest