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.
I had my right hip resurfaced (BHR) by Dr. Emil Schemitsch at University Hospital in London, Ontario on January 27, 2020. I’m a 53 year old, active male. I officiate high school basketball, play a lot of golf, and a bit of baseball.
I started having issues with my right leg 5-6 years ago, and had no idea what the problem was. The most common pain/discomfort was in the lower back on the right side. I’d occasionally feel pain in my thigh and groin. I visited a chiropractor friend, and he treated it as a SI joint problem, which referred pain down to my leg. I feel ridiculous today for thinking that was the problem for the first couple of years. I continued to stay … Read the rest
I’m Caroline, French girl, phD student in medicinal chemistry, 27th year old and just got my hip resurfaced on 19th may 2020 (right in the middle of the Covid situation …) and I wanted to share my story because it actually helped me a lot to read all your testimony when I needed it.
So my story begin in my youngest year, I started to develop inflammation of the hip around maybe 10 to 12 years old, after a lot of X-ray and analysis my doctors just concluded that I had a transient acute synods and that will pass with the age … So I grew up with episode of synovitis every 4 month I would say …
Then I always felt a little discomfort … Read the rest
Brian 52 weeks Post Operation Koen De Smet 27th June 2019 Re CERF Johannesburg
12 month X Ray
12 MONTH UPDATE
I’m now 12 + MONTH post operation as I write this and I am walking, cycling and exercising
normally I have adhered to the protocols of physiology and tissue recovery following major trauma
/surgery and have not exposed my hip(s) to impact sports –for the simple reason of self judgement,
conservatism –rather than prosthesis restriction
As previously reported I followed a strict regime of re-habilitation based on external resource
information and education in addition to professional guidance from Koen –my surgeon –and Physio
–I wont repeat the in detail but the following is a precis
Effectively when a person exercises – particularly … Read the rest
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