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protruck14

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Conserve Plus
« on: July 14, 2012, 01:21:08 AM »
I'm getting my BHR Smith and Nephew this Monday 7/16. Wish me luck. Funny thing. At the last minute yesterday they asked me if I didn't have a preference would I mind if they put in the Conserve Plus implant. i said no, and that I have never heard of it. Has anyone got any information on this product? The hospital said its a slightly different proceedure to install.

Dannywayoflife

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Re: Conserve Plus
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2012, 08:11:24 AM »
It is another good device but of the 2 the BHR seems to do better from what I've seen of the registries
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LBHR 10/11/2011 Mr Ronan Treacy Birmingham England
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hernanu

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Re: Conserve Plus
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2012, 01:29:38 PM »
Go with what you're comfortable with. There's too much mental prep to change now. I don't have a BHR, but I knew what was going to be implanted long before and was comfortable with it.

Good luck on Monday!!
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

Buster

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Re: Conserve Plus
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2012, 07:32:52 PM »
Why would they want to change so close to the surgery?  I went with the BHR and know a couple of sales reps who said it is the Cadillac of hip devices.

Woodstock Hippy

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Re: Conserve Plus
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2012, 08:33:59 PM »
I'm with everyone else; no bait and switch at this late date.  Stay with what you want.
Bilateral, Dr Scott Marwin, NYU Joint Disease Hosp, 11/15/11

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Re: Conserve Plus
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2012, 09:26:09 PM »
Because the procedures are different and you have selected a surgeon that you feel comfortable with the question should be put to him/her.  Ask how many of the C+ he has done as  well as the BHR.  Also  why the switch, is it his choice or the hospital?
50 yo male left Biomet 2/28/11, right BHR 2/20/12

protruck14

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Re: Conserve Plus
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2012, 09:52:38 PM »
Thanks for the advice.  I was told he is just as comfortable doing either. Don't know how many of each he has done. I just know that he has done hundreds since 2007. My guess would be its a money thing. it's probably more profitable for the hospital and the doctor to do the Conserve plus.
   I told them I'm staying with the Smith and Nephew BHR. I thought BHR was the proceeedure not the product.  birmingham hip resurfacing that originated in England.

einreb

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Re: Conserve Plus
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2012, 11:30:52 PM »
Interesting situation that you are in... honestly I dont think you are 'wrong' either way.

Desmet seems pretty convinced that the C+ is better...

http://www.surfacehippy.info/pdf/bhvsrconserv.pdf

-Bernie
40yo at the time of my 2/16/2011 left hip uncemented Biomet resurface with Tri Spike Acetabular cup by Gross

bilateralbliss

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Re: Conserve Plus
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2012, 03:30:05 AM »
Think you`ve made the right decision, the Smith and Nephew. Good Luck, soon be done.
Bilateral BHR Dr McMinn 6Dec2011
Birmingham

 

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