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Author Topic: Two-year Dr. Brooks BHR checkup -- Good to Go!  (Read 1620 times)

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bluedevilsadvocate

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Two-year Dr. Brooks BHR checkup -- Good to Go!
« on: October 27, 2012, 07:37:20 PM »
I had my 2-year checkup with Phil (Dr. Brooks' PA) this week for my LBHR.  They took 3 x-rays, and all looked good.  I have had absolutely no problems.  I play tennis a couple of times a week, and get around and cover the court extremely well (if I do say so for myself ;D).  Phil said in view of all of this, my next follow-up will be in 3 years, which will be their normal 5 years after the surgery.

Phil mentioned the much-publicized metal ion issue.  He noted that there has been one HR device that had problems and has been pulled from the market (he didn't mention it by name, but I knew), but said that the BHR continues to show very good results and they (he and Dr. Brooks) are just not seeing problems.  He said that Dr. Brooks has now done about 1450 BHRs, and they have had only about 20 or 30 patients come back with any problems.  By my math, that is a problem rate of only about 0.2% --- that's just two tenths of a percent!!  I think Dr. Brooks has been doing BHRs for about 6 years.  If 0.2% is the total problem rate, that is absolutely phenomenal.

As I told Phil, I think about my hip every day --- not because there is any problem but because I constantly marvel at at it!
LBHR 10-20-2010
Dr. Brooks - Cleveland Clinic
Age 62 at time of surgery

Dannywayoflife

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Re: Two-year Dr. Brooks BHR checkup -- Good to Go!
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2012, 07:49:15 PM »
That's awesome! It goes to show a well placed BHR has an incredibly low complication rate.
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Re: Two-year Dr. Brooks BHR checkup -- Good to Go!
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2012, 03:08:47 PM »
Congrats!  ;D
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bluedevilsadvocate

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Re: Two-year Dr. Brooks BHR checkup -- Good to Go!
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2012, 03:50:24 PM »
As that woman in my GPS would say, "Recalculating ... Recalculating."  :o  If about 20 or 30 of approximately 1450 patients have reported issues, that would be around 2%, rather than 0.2%.

Nevertheless, remarkable results!
LBHR 10-20-2010
Dr. Brooks - Cleveland Clinic
Age 62 at time of surgery

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Re: Two-year Dr. Brooks BHR checkup -- Good to Go!
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2012, 05:45:28 PM »
Congratulations on your anniversary.  Hope you will have many, many more.

Thanks for giving us an update.

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Dan L

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Re: Two-year Dr. Brooks BHR checkup -- Good to Go!
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2012, 10:50:16 AM »
Blue;

Thanks for posting your progress, as another Brooksian, it is great to hear.  I am sailing along too, 1+ year on #1, and 9 months on the other.  My 1 year for both sides is scheduled for late Dec (which is a middle date between the 2 to avoid 2 appopintments) and like you, no issues so far.

I marvel as well, an incredible thing it is for sure.

Thanks again

Dan
LBHR Dr Brooks, 10/2011; RBHR 2/2012

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Re: Two-year Dr. Brooks BHR checkup -- Good to Go!
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2012, 01:04:32 PM »
Glad to hear you are doing well.  I will be revisiting Dr. Brooks in Dec for the other hip.  I have over 4 years on the first one and it is doing fine.
L-BHR - Aug 2008 - Dr. Brooks  Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
R-BHR - Dec 2012 - Dr. Brooks  Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital
L-BHR Revision Nov 2017 - Dr. Brooks Euclid

 

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