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Author Topic: Aug 3 meeting Grant Hospital with Dr. Kusuma, Mr. Mcminn, Dr. Su and Dr. Brooks  (Read 1220 times)

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Mr. McMinn will be visiting Dr. Kusuma on Aug. 3, 2013 in Columbus, OH at Grant Medical Center.  Dr. Kusuma was McMinn's young surgeon of the year. 

The meeting will be open to patients and perspective patients.  All the details are not yet planned. 

Dr. Su, Mr. McMinn, Dr. Brooks and Dr. Kusuma will be the featured speakers.  Fortunately, I will have the opportunity to do new videos with each surgeon.  That will give perspective patients new, current video interviews about the positive aspects of hip resurfacing.

I will post more as the details are worked out.

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Pat,

Would you be able to ask them 1) for any updates on longevity and survivorship and projections thereof and 2) developments related to mitigations of most common failure causes and 3) any new information on effects of impact sports on the BHR?


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Pat, thanks for mentioning that "Dr. Kusuma was McMinn's young surgeon of the year" - now I understand better the recent highly complimentary posts from his patients.
rbhr 3 january 2013
mr ronan treacy
royal orthopaedic hospital, birmingham, england

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I met Dr. Kusuma 2 years ago at a Smith & Nephew meeting in AZ.  He had only done about 50 of BHRs then.  He had done a lot in the UK during his training with Mr. Treacy and Mr. McMinn.  He is very pro hip resurfacing and I am told by Smith & Nephew that his placement of components is excellent.  He designed  a special templating system to help him and has now, at the request of Smith & Nephew, taught it to other surgeons.

He invited me to watch several live surgeries including a BHR and Makoplasty partial knee.  I learned a lot and more about him.

I believe he is one of the up and coming hip resurfacing surgeons at 250 resurfacing now.  He wanted to know how to tell more people about his experience and I suggested he get some of his patients to write stories.  I feel that is one of the best way to learn about surgeons.

I did a video interview in 2011  http://www.surfacehippy.info/doctorinterviews/kusumainterview.php

I will do another interview in August along with the other surgeons.  I am sure we will hear more from his patients in the future and more from him.

Sometimes just numbers don't always tell the story about a surgeon.  I am a firm believer that people should use the most experienced hip resurfacing surgeons, but one that has done almost 250 in 2 years and one that has done 250 since 2006 are not equal.  Experience also means a surgeon needs to do many currently on a weekly basis.  So some of the surgeons that have only done a hundred or two since 2006 are not very experienced in my opinion.  Dr. Kusuma believes he will complete 500 in the next two years.  It is his specialty. 

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I will ask similar questions in the videos in August.  Meanwhile, I have done many personal interviews where I have asked those questions within the last year or two.  If you haven't listened to the personal surgeon interviews, then I would suggest taking time to do so.

http://www.surfacehippy.info/shvideos/doctor-interviews-Patricia-Walter.php

As far as longevity, the national registries are the best source.

http://www.surfacehippy.info/2012-aoanjr-hip-resurfacing-information.php

http://www.surfacehippy.info/nationalregistries.php

In those video interviews, I ask about surgeon's thoughts on the longevity of hip resurfacing.  Dr. Brooks and Dr. Gross explain why the ASR device failed - basically the design of the acetabular cup being too shallow and thin.  The national registries also list why many resurfacings required revision by classifying problems.

Here are the surgeons current opinion on running

http://www.surfacehippy.info/running-after-hip-resurfacing.php

and positive aspects of hip resurfacing

http://www.surfacehippy.info/positive-results-hip-resurfacing-2012.php

Of course, I always ask the same type of questions when I have the opportunity, but for now, the above will give you a lot of current input about the questions you have about hip resurfacing.

Pat
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