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To convert to THR or revise the Cup?
« on: July 27, 2012, 05:09:21 AM »
I have posted that I  have a major cup placement issue. I cant make up my mind whether to just go and have the resurfacing converted to a THR and get it over with or try to save the Resurf.
I am almost blind from trying to find info and stats on Cup only Revisions on the computer, as I really want to save my BHR . If there's stats on it I sure cant find them.
 Whats frustrating is I  have talked with a number of respected docs and its 50/50 .   Some Say that there's a good chance they can save it but there is no promises.  Some say they feel I should just convert to ceramic THR.

 I have already made one bad call and its even more frustrating to have lost all my self confidence in picking another Doc. I cant afford to make another mistake. I have underlying health concerns and multiple surgeries wont win any popularity contests with them.

So I am asking for help (again) :-\

 So straight up, is there anyone  on our thread that had their cup only revised and saved their Resurf? If so, who did it, and was it successful?

Thanks so much


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Re: To convert to THR or revise the Cup?
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2012, 05:27:41 AM »
Spike THE key to the problem for you is simple SURGEON CHOICE. There's a fairly short list of surgeons I personally would trust with that. They would be Treacy or McMinn here in the UK. Koen De Smet in belgium. Vijay Bose in India and Drs Gross, Su and a couple of others in the US. You really really need THE most experienced Doc you can find for a partial revision. McMinn takes US insurance by the way 
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Re: To convert to THR or revise the Cup?
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2012, 12:18:38 AM »
Hi Spike, I'd echo Danny too, the only cup only revision I heard of was McMinn. Why ont you give his team a ring? They're happy to talk through stuff. Ask for Hena Ziaee, clinical research scientist. Nice lady. She was great with me despite me not seeing Mr Mcminn. Keep looking, being picky is good, you're worth it. Xx
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Re: To convert to THR or revise the Cup?
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2012, 12:57:50 AM »
I would want to keep my BHR, have you contacted Dr. Su, I assume you live in the states???

As others have said, experience counts, re-doing a cup this long after surgery requires skill to get it right, albeit the second time.

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Re: To convert to THR or revise the Cup?
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2012, 04:09:59 PM »

what he said.  the top guys aren't necessarily more expensive (sometimes cheaper) and a flight and hotel stay is a small price to pay for doing it right.

I know gross has done several cup only revisions.
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