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karlos.bell

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Recent Bilat Surgery Dr DeSmet.
« on: May 23, 2015, 02:00:15 AM »
Hi everyone. There is a lot of members in this web site if one looks at it massive!!!
I had a bilateral done on 29th of April this year Dr DeSmet. After 8 years of suffering I finally got through all the issues of Back pain (2 replacement discís) knees issues and numb feet issues and yes burning left hip and weak flexion on the right side (limping) The recent surgery has at this stage only 3 weeks after the surgery changed or fixed 90% of all of that and I can sleep. I am almost off pain killers and have the left leg to sort out right leg seems real good. These get hit rather hard when they get dislocated for surgery.
Interesting Dr DeSmet used the Conserve plus which is not available in the US now due to legal stuff which I am not going to get involved in. Hell this bloke took me on and gave me a shot at life again I am not going to question devices and prosthesis after the fact. I did read information from Pat and Dr De Smet has a good document so I did some homework first. If you require the document  ask Pat. At this point it is an excellent job due to the fact I had FAI surgery in 2013 this made his surgery very, very tricky so if anyone is considering this (FAI) I would look at this reason first to maybe not do the FAI and suffer until one get all the facts and opinions. The FAI surgery took away much needed bone that Dr DeSmet could have used.
I have a 48mm left side and 50 mm right side and the first person from New Zealand. It was a grueling 36 hour trip home but I made it by myself. Use assistance in the airlines its a great service.

Why did my hips fail? Injury, Activeness,  and really,  really deep hip sockets (called coxa profunda) ďFAI stuffĒ.
Or in the end just osteoarthritis due to really deep sockets. Bugger!!
You have injuries with these hips there is less range of movement than a normal hip easy to injure.

Will there be another Dr DeSmet? I doubt it. He is a humble, hard working surgeon that pays attention to detail.  He likes to also know why things happen and he really wants just to help people. Amazing is all I can say. My stay in the hospital was 1 more day and I had a room to myself at no extra cost. He also did not give me extra blood or coagulant as this was going to cost me $1000 Euro. So while I am being operated on he is thinking about my financial welfare as well. Awesome who does that???  This was no extra cost to me.
It is a grueling operation getting a bilateral I donít think I will ever forget it but it has sorted my issues so far. I yet are to get off the crutches but itís looking real good. Yeah you get the odd clunking stuff but hell my hips used to move about before so it s no biggie to me. I donít really have much more to update but good luck to anyone getting a bilateral. Life maybe real different in a few months time and hopefully I can walk normal style again. Like I used to.

Good luck anyone thinking of doing this. Kind Regards. K
« Last Edit: June 03, 2015, 04:23:20 AM by karlos.bell »
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

Tim Bratten

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Re: Recent Bilat Surgery Dr DeSmet.
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2015, 12:25:05 AM »
Nice post Karlos. I was pretty happy with the whole De Smet encounter as well. I bet in two or three months you're hopping around no problem


 
« Last Edit: May 24, 2015, 10:25:11 PM by Tim Bratten »
Botched LHR by Dr. Vilicich 06-17-2010 revised by Koen De Smet 02-14-2012
RHR Koen De Smet 02-05-2014

karlos.bell

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Re: Recent Bilat Surgery Dr DeSmet.
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2015, 05:01:38 AM »
 :) Thanks Tim for the reply - post.
Great to know there are people out there that read these posts. This stuff is real and its great to get some support. Kind Regards K
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

karlos.bell

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Re: Recent Bilat Surgery Dr DeSmet.
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2015, 03:21:13 AM »
 :) :) Hi Took my first steps today with my new hips.  8) Yep lets hope it keeps getting better day by day. Awesome....
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

MattJersey

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Re: Recent Bilat Surgery Dr DeSmet.
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2015, 07:52:37 AM »
Congrats Karlos, fingers crossed for daily, weekly and monthly improvement to the point where you forget you any op at all!
28 April 2015, RBHR Mr McMinn

hernanu

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Re: Recent Bilat Surgery Dr DeSmet.
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2015, 05:49:57 PM »
Good stuff Karlos. I think you'll find life gets much better as you fully heal.
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

karlos.bell

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Re: Recent Bilat Surgery Dr DeSmet.
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2015, 04:53:55 AM »
 :) Thanks Hernanu.
100 yards today to the mail box slowly but surely no crutches. Yep got to let the left side heal more so taken it easy until it is real stable. Getting better and better day by day. Thanks K
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

 

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