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 in a long post-op recovery and often limits your activities depending on the type of hip device that is used.
Read Pete’s Original Story Here: https://surfacehippy.info/pete-m-s-hip-resurfacing-2015/
5 years today November 19 with my Left BHR Birmingham Hip Resurfacing and 30 months with my Right THR total hip replacement.
Both are doing well, although my Right leg had a problem with thigh pain over Xmas last year. Still managed to keep climbing and cycling but had to stop running for a couple of months. Since then have gone from strength to strength – long days in the hills, long bike rides, longish runs including a 10 mile race (for the first time in 9 years, and 10 minutes slower than those heady days) and gradually getting decent fitness back. Still got all the other problems you are supposed to get at my age but the hips … Read the rest
Professor Walter of Australia explains the ReCerf Hip Resurfacing Device he used for Anton Constantine. The video explains why hip resurfacing is more bone conserving that a THR. Anton also talks about his surgery.
Prof. William (Bill) L. Walter
***1000 Hip Resurfacings to date
MBBS (Syd), FRACS (Orth), FAOrthA, PhD (surgery)
Kolling Building, 10 Westbourne Street
Royal North Shore Hospital,
St Leonards NSW 2065
Phone: +61 0(2) 9160 6662 (Aust)
Biography: Prof Bill Walter
Bill Walter, Orthopaedic Surgeon, is the Professor of Orthopaedics and Traumatic Surgery at the University of Sydney. He supervises PhD students, Masters students and medical students. In 2012 Professor Walter was the President International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty and hosted the annual meeting in Sydney where over 500 scientific papers were presented, on topics such as robotics and technology in Orthopaedic Surgery. He served as Chairman of the department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Mater Hospital from 2011 to 2014.
Read David’s Original Story Here: https://surfacehippy.info/david-hip-resurfacing-mr-mcminn-1999/
Mr McMinn replaced my right hip with a BHR twenty years ago (followed by another on the left over six years ago).
It has felt exactly like a natural, healthy hip throughout all that time and I am still as active as I want to be, including tennis a couple of times a week, cycling, motorcycling etc.
I regard myself as very fortunate that this surgery came along just when I needed it.
Best wishes to all,
Rt BHR Nov 1999
Lt BHR Oct 2013
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Blinky’s Original Story is Here: https://surfacehippy.info/blinky-s-bilateral-hip-resurfacing-with-dr-gross/
Today is my four year anniversary for bilateral hip resurfacing with Dr. Gross. How time flies!
The short update is that everything is going well. I run, I swim, I dance, I climb, I walk, I do everything I want to do. Other body parts are wearing out and giving me trouble, but not my hips. The biggest roadblock to my improving continues to be time to train. Because I feel so good, I am out there working, traveling, studying, living a rich and full life.
The longer update is that I ran three half marathons last year and became a regular at a Boot Camp type class that featured burpees, TRX, and squats. I am still not a … Read the rest
Tri Hard Allan’s Original Story Here: https://surfacehippy.info/tri-hard-alan-s-hip-resurfacing-with-mr-treacy-2015/
November 3, 2019
Recently celebrated my 4 year anniversary for my right side BHR with Dr Treacy. I held off till today to post as this morning I had entered my biggest race to date, the Ballbuster Duathlon which consists of 5 x 8 mile loops, 1 run/3 bike/1 run with the last 2 miles of each loop uphill. But the weather was awful and the race was stopped after the 1st lap of the bike. That’s England for you.
But generally speaking this has by far been my best year. Everyday life has always been great but racing has been inconsistent with some pain sometimes but no pattern or any way of identifying the triggers. So at … Read the rest
The Bone & Joint Channel A video to accompany the article “Effects of physical activity on long-term survivorship after metal-on-metal hip resurfacing arthroplasty: is it safe to return to sports?” published in the October 2019 issue of the Bone & Joint Journal. Read the full article: https://online.boneandjoint.org.uk/do…
Infographic: Effects of physical activity on long-term survivorship after metal-on-metal hip resurfacing arthroplasty – is it safe to return to sports?
Gait after Birmingham Hip Resurfacing an age-matched controlled prospective studyAnatole V. Wiik, Rhiannon LambkinJustin P. CobbPublished Online: https://doi.org/10.1302/0301-620X.101B11.BJJ-2019-0383.R1
ConclusionPatients undergoing HRA improved their preoperative gait pattern of a significant limp to a symmetrical gait at high speeds and on inclines, almost indistinguishable from normal controls. HRA with an approved device offers substantial functional gains, almost indistinguishable from healthy controls. Read Full Study Here: https://online.boneandjoint.org.uk/doi/full/10.1302/0301-620X.101B11.BJJ-2019-0383.R1 … Read the rest
R. B. C. Treacy, J. P. Holland, J. Daniel, H. Ziaee, D. J. W. McMinn – The McMinn Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom – Correspondence should be sent to R. B. C. Treacy; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Modern metal-on-metal (MoM) hip resurfacing arthroplasty (HRA), while achieving good results with well-orientated, well-designed components in ideal patients, is contraindicated in women, men with head size under 50 mm, or metal hypersensitivity. These patients currently have no access to the benefits of HRA. Highly crosslinked polyethylene (XLPE) has demonstrated clinical success in total hip arthroplasty (THA) and, when used in HRA, potentially reduces metal ion-related sequelae. We report the early performance of HRA using a direct-to-bone cementless mono-bloc XLPE component coupled with a cobalt-chrome femoral … Read the rest
It’s been 2 weeks since my surgery by Dr Su .I am very happy with the surgical outcome (so far) and also feel the HSS hospital is extremely professional. I traveled from Israel to NY ,was assigned a coordinator for overseas patients,Katherine Alcantara who escorted me on the pre-op examinations and helped with all the logistics. All email and phone consulting was handled very efficiently by Dr Su’s PA Jesse.
I was an active runner completing 8 marathons from 2005-2016. Around 2 years ago I started having pain during running .I tried Pilates &Phisiotherapy. After about 6 months I went to an Orthopedist who after examining my X-rays told me I have OA of my right hip. He suggested to wait as long as I … Read the rest
Original Article Available Here: https://www.jointmedica.com/the-return-of-hip-resurfacing
A member of the JointMedica team was privileged to have attended the inaugural Pathways Conference, held in London on 4 October 2019. Details of this independent scientific meeting can be found at the following link. https://www.pathways-conference.org/
This meeting coincided with the 50th anniversary of JRI Orthopaedics. Founded in 1969 by orthopaedic surgeon Ronald Furlong. It is acknowledged within the orthopaedic industry that JRI was the first company to offer a primary total hip replacement implant with Hydroxyapatite coating. https://jri-ltd.com/
This event was chaired by Prof Justin Cobb, Chair of Orthopaedics and clinical lead at Imperial College, London. Prof Cobb also serves as a civilian advisor in orthopaedics to the Royal Air Force and is Orthopaedic Surgeon to Her Majesty the
Sep 21, 2019 Bilateral Hip Resurfacing.
This is the first two weeks of my recovery/rehab process.
The first few days were really tough. I have worked at quad and glute activation since I woke up. Walking since the first night.
The worst part of my first two weeks was the spinal head ache/reaction I had when the epidural didn’t close properly (It required a trip to the ER and a blood patch to close it). That set me back a few days.
Mostly I am amazed by how much less pain I have vs pre-operative. Currently the hardest part for me has been finding a comfortable position to sleep as I am usually a side sleeper and I have a 5.5 inch (15cm incision on … Read the rest
VITTORIO CERA Oct 21, 2019
Left Hip resurfacing by Dot.. Alessandro Calistri ITALY – First Vovinam training after 50 days from the surgery
VOVINAM VIET VO DAO
Vietnamese martial art – Arte Marziale Vietnamita
This is the first training session after surgery where I train my legs with kicks and Vovinam techniques. Obviously it’s all a bit like starting over but knowing what to do. At the moment the real muscular and non-articular sober difficulties. The left hip works great. I feel free .. in short, new, but my muscles need a good workout, more than anything else because I could no longer stretch as I was used to, so I lost a lot of elasticity, but I will definitely get back in shape … Read the rest
2019 Update. I am back to Ballooning and everything I love. Great hip resurfacing that changed my life.
September 7, 2015
I’m new to the site and thanks for everyone’s stories, it really helps getting my head in the right place for what is ahead. I’m scheduled for a BHR with Dr Eastaugh Waring in Bristol, UK on 13th November 2015. Seems I’m in a similar situation to lots on with years of playing squash and football have left me in this situation at 46, hoping this will mean I can at least put my socks on without problems at least!
My sport of choice is probably a new one on here, I don’t run or do anything particularly extreme but what I … Read the rest