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karlos.bell

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Bilateral BHR
« on: July 13, 2014, 06:56:10 AM »
Hi. Readers and helpers.
I have been a member of this group for a while. I would like some help in  peoples comments to what is on the other side for me. It has been a real real struggle to get to the issues of why I cannot walk properly, the pain and issues.
Dr De Smet has pointed out the obvious now my hips are worn. Gee that only took  7 years and 6 years on crutches "shows you got to ask around". All other X-rays MRI's specialists were "there really is not much wrong". That is in New Zealand.
The Main issue is I had FAI (Impingement in my hips due to very deep hip sockets and injury) torn labriums both sides and now Arthritis. Had the surgery for this but I must say its made it worse. I have pretty much still a lot of cartilage left  but it is too painful to walk and do things now. So I will be seeing the BHR specialist in NZ due my FAI surgeon has referred me now.
I did not want THR'S nor never got offered anything.
The deep hip sockets did not help me but I cannot solely blame myself due that I was not a couch potato. My Job did consist of Electrical work (Industrial electrician) Hobbies were, Hunting, running, cycling, snowboarding, wake-boarding, surfing,water-skiing, barefoot skiing, fishing both land and sea, snow skiing, flying, tramping, electrical jobs (this also was my hobby), Motor bikes dirt, general house duties.
That I suppose is the issue what will I be able to do in the future? How will I look after these joints really well so I can get the max out of them, or do I just not think about it and have a normal life. Alot of these hobbies I have had to exclude be nice to tramp again light pack style.

 I pretty much can only at times do the walking but I have to strap my hips up, that is all now the cycling causes issue on flexion.

The surgery I am not looking forward to but its got to happen otherwise I will be just the same in years to come. The FAI looks like its just flogged the whole joint and left lots of  cartilage and some gaps,  but the quality cannot be there otherwise I would not be having issues. First in life it would be nice to walk,  stand up at my work bench so I do some electrical work I miss. It would be also nice to be able to sit down and read.
Be at a desk without the burning pain in my hips and up into my back.
I don't know if anyone can enlighten me on the surgery, prospects of a life after that it would be helpful. I am sure some of you may have been through this.
Was 41 when this all happened now 48.
Thanks for your comments and help.
2019-2020 THR Left & Right COC Revision Zim Continuum cup with Biolox Delta Cer Liner, Biolox Delta Cer Head 40mm 12/14 Taper, CPT Stem Cem.
2019-2020 removal of Hip Resurfacing due to Metal Toxicity Cobalt - Chromium.
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2011-2013 FAI hip surgery failure
2007-Injury wakeboarding

chuckm

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Re: Bilateral BHR
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2014, 12:29:09 PM »
My Job did consist of Electrical work (Industrial electrician) Hobbies were, Hunting, running, cycling, snowboarding, wake-boarding, surfing,water-skiing, barefoot skiing, fishing both land and sea, snow skiing, flying, tramping, electrical jobs (this also was my hobby), Motor bikes dirt, general house duties.

Karlos.bell - if you can get yourself to Dr. De Smet (or any other highly experienced great surgeon with thousands of resurfacings), you can return to all the hobbies you mentioned and enjoy them just as much or more. 

I have FAI in both hips but only my left has had to be resurfaced. I was 46 when I had it done. It sounds like you need both hips resurfaced. There are many bilateral patients on this site so I'm sure they will chime in.

Once you have the surgery, you will be on crutches for a couple of weeks. Some take a few weeks more and some are never on crutches. Some bilaterals do both hips together and some wait weeks or month to do the other. Then you just go from there.

You will have a couple of follow up visits. If you are far you have x-rays locally and forward to the surgeon. Most have two follow up visits - about a the one month and one year marks.

Your surgeon will have you wait a year and some only six months before returning to the really heavy duty sports like dirt bike riding, running, soccer, martial arts, etc. But the lighter activities like tramping (is that like hiking?) you will be getting back to in two to three months.

After a year, there is nothing to do except enjoy life normally and your hips will seem like you've been given back you old hips BUT TOTALLY FIXED!

You should act quickly as you are one of the most extreme cases I have heard who could benefit most from this surgery.

Chuckm

 

Left BHR 11/30/12
Hospital for Special Surgery
46 years old

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Re: Bilateral BHR
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2014, 01:19:14 PM »
Shame it took so long to get an answer for the cause of your pain.

But it's good that Dr De Smet confirms it's your hips and that you're a candidate for hip resurfacing.

Surgeon Hugh Blackley (I'm assuming that's the specialist you're referring to) is world class and will ensure that you are fitted with perfect BHR's.

And,as Chuck says, in due course you will get your life back.

Good luck.
rbhr 3 january 2013
mr ronan treacy
royal orthopaedic hospital, birmingham, england

karlos.bell

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Re: Bilateral BHR
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2014, 11:28:41 PM »
Thanks guys for the comments it is humbling to know that life could be better. Yes I have to be offered an operation yet from Dr Blackley seeing him this week cross my fingers. Cheers
2019-2020 THR Left & Right COC Revision Zim Continuum cup with Biolox Delta Cer Liner, Biolox Delta Cer Head 40mm 12/14 Taper, CPT Stem Cem.
2019-2020 removal of Hip Resurfacing due to Metal Toxicity Cobalt - Chromium.
2015 MOM Conserve plus
2011-2013 FAI hip surgery failure
2007-Injury wakeboarding

hernanu

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Re: Bilateral BHR
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2014, 01:40:02 AM »
I've experienced a great improvement in my life. I had both done almost four years ago and have to say it's the best thing I've ever done for myself.

The best thing is to get a good, experienced surgeon, and you seem to have one with Dr. Blackley.

Good luck, I think you're on the right path to getting your hips right.
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

 

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