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karlos.bell

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Polyethylene Acetabular cups for resurfacing.
« on: October 15, 2019, 01:25:44 PM »
Hi Forum members.
I have seen a post about Polyethylene Acetabular cups for resurfacing.
McMinn centre does a Custom cup.
Has any one seen posts on here with persons that have these or have been revised to this?

Cheers K
Dr Koen De Smet 29-April-2015 Conserve Plus - HR Left  48mm - HR Right 50mm.
FAI hip surgery failure right side 2011- FAI  right and left failure 2013.

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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2019, 09:02:49 PM »
Yes. Dr. Pritchett uses one with his synovo preserve device. You can check out the synovo website http://www.synovopreserve.com/
or if you google synovo preserve you can find multiple videos of Dr. Pritchett discussing them.

This is the implant I have.

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Re: Polyethylene Acetabular cups for resurfacing.
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2019, 05:07:06 PM »
Here are a group of his Synovo Preserve Videos on his interview page
https://surfacehippy.info/dr-pritchett-interview-featuring-information-about-hip-resurfacing/
He also does free email consultations.

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Re: Polyethylene Acetabular cups for resurfacing.
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2019, 05:25:39 AM »
Thanks Catfriend.
Yes I have had a reply from Dr Pricthett.
Nothing absolutely wrong with the surgery or the Surgeon.
My body may not be liking the amount of Metal I have consumed through wear in etc.
Some people seem to be more susceptible from it.
Somehow I have got to get through the issue due if I never had taken the first step I would never be walking again.
Dr De Smet was the only 1 in the world to help me out so it is not his fault if that is the issue.
Just my body.
I am hoping somehow it can be revised so I don't lose the resurfacing.
It has been great and I am hoping it will continue. I will be positive.
Thanks all. I will keep you posted.
Dr Koen De Smet 29-April-2015 Conserve Plus - HR Left  48mm - HR Right 50mm.
FAI hip surgery failure right side 2011- FAI  right and left failure 2013.

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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2019, 05:58:55 AM »
Are you having some symptoms Karlos?
28 April 2015, RBHR Mr McMinn

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Re: Polyethylene Acetabular cups for resurfacing.
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2019, 08:09:18 AM »
Yes Matt unfortunately.
Been going on for 6 months now.
I ended up in hospital for 5 days severely dehydrated after the hunting season in the roar. Did well, awesome roar and was great to be out again. (April 2019)
that was for 3 weeks. The stomach was different. I was going waste system different. They sunk 6 litres of fluid in me in 3 days and had various test. rear end tests, cancer tests, blood tests, you name it they tested. I still go waste system 7 to 10 times a day and are clear of all parasites worms everything. I had recent test come back from Australia pretty good except of bugs in the stomach. So I still have.
& to tens times a day thing but have been able to slow it down slightly.
Vit C - metal detox support . Electrolytes.
I can eat anything and it goes through me. So I have
Chronic fatigue.
Bad waste system.
Hips get sore.
Chills.
De hydration.
Headaches
I had high level content 2017-  2018 and it has come down.
I am working through with a Naturopath but it is hard work when your crook.
It is pointing to my metals as there is no other option for me.
Your body seems to work it out but it has not changed in the last 6 months of the above.
I am lucky to still be at work.
I have had to have various drips along the way and it seems if you slow it down it don't like it.
The body wants to do what it wants.
I have eaten well always but this is massive.
Pretty much it just hit me boom.
Seems to be the more exercise I do the worse it gets.
So I can or do bugger all now except rest.
Cheers K
Dr Koen De Smet 29-April-2015 Conserve Plus - HR Left  48mm - HR Right 50mm.
FAI hip surgery failure right side 2011- FAI  right and left failure 2013.

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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2019, 05:18:10 PM »
Sorry to hear all that Karlos, I wish I could think of something useful to say, some constructive advice. I guess you're seeing all the specialists, so I will keep my fingers crossed they find a neat solution for you. Best wishes!
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Re: Polyethylene Acetabular cups for resurfacing.
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2019, 03:23:17 AM »
Thanks Matt and all other reading this.
I have an awesome 4 years back on my legs completed 5 half marathons, got back to work, living a life of a dream so on the positive I don't have any grudge or ill feelings about the surgeon or surgery of hip resurfacing "it works no two ways about it" They have been massive in helping me as no one in the world would help me.

What does not seem to work is my bodies ability to remove the excess waste metals.
I seem to except the metal well when implanted. It is well known, so I took the risk "metalosis"

There are some amazing products and people out there.
Dr Pritchett has emailed me back and has expressed "Yes" it is the usual answer for revising a metal to polyethylene so I need to get cracking and see what he comes up with.
Whether it is do able to keep my resurfacing and have a revision of his idea for me.
Matt I have had to have massive amount of surgery for the type of hip I was born with.
As I was on crutches for 8 years of the 10 I was off work it caused:

Carpal tunnel both hands. (had recently hands work now)
Tarsal tunnel my feet.  (get numb feet and really painful getting done)
Shoulder impingement both shoulders. (has been done awesome)
Hip issues. (still doing)
I really should be dead with the amount of chemicals each time I go under as I have tried to count to the highest number and remember what I left off on each surgery.
Number 8 is the most I have got to.
I am not a surgery buff and never have been but if I don't get it sorted  the nuts and bolts don't work well and I cannot go to work or have a life.
Surgery has given me back my life due I was born a bit buffed in the hips so I have excepted that and tried to get it sorted.

What I am saying is sometimes it don't work out 100% sometimes but I am sure with good help it can.
So I need to pick my next step carefully be positive - look at the surgeon - surgery and the result should be good.

I am over surgery but can see the home straight as my life for the last 4 years has been as I explained.
No regrets :)
Cheers K






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FAI hip surgery failure right side 2011- FAI  right and left failure 2013.

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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2019, 02:56:35 AM »
Karlos

You maintain a great attitude and perspective given the numerous challenges you are dealing with.  As a Pritchett patient I can tell you from experience he is extraordinarily skilled and beyond straightforward orthopedic surgery seems to be a bit of a mechanical wizard when dealing with difficult cases requiring creative solutions.  When i was in for a 6 week follow up and we were reviewing imaging he showed me an x ray of a pelvis that had gone through some terrible automotive catastrophe.  The prosthesis he put together to make it work was nothing short of amazing.  If he's told you you need a poly cup replacement and he can do it, if it were me, I'd not hesitate.  His words to me at my 3rd pre surgical consultation were, "We can probably improve your quality of life".  His modesty doesn't do him justice.  He gave me my life back.  Best of luck finding what you need.

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Re: Polyethylene Acetabular cups for resurfacing.
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2019, 07:50:59 AM »
Thanks Jimbone.
I appreciate this web site and all members input.
If it was not for this web site it would be massively hard.
Yes there is some thing going on very wrong with my left hip if I do nothing things get better and I have a burning in the hip.
My waste system slows down.
I am not going to hesitate but look at the options and really hope a long term solution comes my way.
You have to be a bit of a wizard when it comes to this as now. I may be faced with more operations just hope my poor old body can get through them.
I hope to get help from these guys in the world so if they can put their heads together I will be happy.
I will get some X-rays this week and see if there is any thing obvious and send off to Dr Pritchett.
Thanks again all.
Cheers K
Dr Koen De Smet 29-April-2015 Conserve Plus - HR Left  48mm - HR Right 50mm.
FAI hip surgery failure right side 2011- FAI  right and left failure 2013.

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Re: Polyethylene Acetabular cups for resurfacing.
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2019, 08:26:09 PM »
Hi.
An update. Removal of left 11th December.
Petty stink would have been nice to still have the running but the metalosis is not nice I can tell you.
This is a recheck for all new bees.
All for now.
Cheers K  >:(
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FAI hip surgery failure right side 2011- FAI  right and left failure 2013.

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Re: Polyethylene Acetabular cups for resurfacing.
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2019, 02:55:48 AM »
Sorry to hear of your failure. What type of revision are you going to have?

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Re: Polyethylene Acetabular cups for resurfacing.
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2019, 10:13:04 AM »
Hi Catfriend.
They will be THR.
ZIMMER CPT hip joint  with biolox delta Zerconia socket and ball. Zimmer Contiuum cup. Ceramic on ceramic.
Couple of things the surgeon said he will lengthen the leg by about 5mm to stop dislocation so that was cool to know.
He said I will be able to do all the things I would like to do however I may not feel like it.
He could be right.
Some where I read as well if the ceramic balls, and cup are too big they squeak.
So be interesting with the new ceramic on ceramic resurfacing how that pans out?
Which you imagine would be down right annoying so there are  horses for courses.
Tramping would be a pain if it squeaked.
I still think the MOM is the best if your body can handle it.
Dr Pritchett had advised me to get it done ASAP and he feels that I am not well due to the high excessive metal left in my blood serum.
Probably not a failure just a failure of mine for over looking the issue.
We are not all the same in the end.
I pause all the time when I think back as it was massively hard to get an offer to fix me so in one way this way I have had more help by doing something and a life than been still on crutches waiting for an offer after 8 years on those dam things which caused a massive raft of issues in itself.
So Dr Pritchett all those years back may not have helped as my Xrays looked good. I only every had 1 offer so I took it.
Cannot blame myself for that.
I have to keep looking ahead and not behind.
Thanks K


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FAI hip surgery failure right side 2011- FAI  right and left failure 2013.

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« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2019, 03:47:35 PM »
Hi Karlos,

If it's any consolation, I have the Zimmer ceramic/ceramic setup you describe as my R THR, fitted when the femoral head broke off during BHR surgery 30 months ago. I ran within 6 weeks of surgery, had a bad spell last Xmas and missed a couple of months training but am now able to race 10 miles and have long days in the mountains. RoM is better than my BHR and this leg is now getting stronger than the other. No worries about metal ions, and it does not squeak or clunk!

Good luck going forward, you deserve it...

Pete
Age 68, LBHR 48mm head 18th Nov 2014 and RTHR 36mm head Zimmer ceramic/ceramic by Mr Christopher Kershaw, Spire hospital, Leicester UK

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« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2019, 07:20:37 PM »
 :)
Cool Pete.
Awesome is all I can say.
I hope I turn out as good as you.
Cheers K
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FAI hip surgery failure right side 2011- FAI  right and left failure 2013.

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« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2019, 09:37:04 PM »
I hope it all goes well for you, and that these new hips work out better than you could have imagined. Good luck.

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« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2019, 07:34:37 AM »
Thanks Cat
I will do the best I can.
pretty much up to the surgeon now.
Cheers K
Dr Koen De Smet 29-April-2015 Conserve Plus - HR Left  48mm - HR Right 50mm.
FAI hip surgery failure right side 2011- FAI  right and left failure 2013.

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« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2019, 08:52:39 PM »
Karlos, I've been away from this forum for awhile so am just learning about your situation. So sorry to hear that you're going through this. I had a MOM resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett in 2006. All seemed perfect until I had a THR in 2018 with a different surgeon (we moved across the country) and my new doctor suggested that I get my blood ions tested. Long story short, I had the beginnings of metallosis. Dr Pritchett revised the resurfacing with a poly cup. So now I have both a resurface and a THR. Both work great, and I feel fortunate that I can be active. Hopefully your surgery in December will be a complete success.

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« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2019, 09:08:53 PM »
Hi Saddlepal3.
Thanks. Yes it is not nice I can tell you.
It really is winding me down. I have 3 weeks to wait. Going to be a long 3 weeks.
It happens, they are aware of it, just my bad luck I suppose.

Thanks again for your support.
Until they are both out I will never recover. The right side is now starting to hammer me so it does not get easier.
Cheers K
Dr Koen De Smet 29-April-2015 Conserve Plus - HR Left  48mm - HR Right 50mm.
FAI hip surgery failure right side 2011- FAI  right and left failure 2013.

 

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