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Hipsterpain

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Revision of Birmingham
« on: January 17, 2020, 01:23:09 PM »
I got a Birmingham hip about 10 years ago. From day one I have had a bad hip flexor. I have asked the Dr. and he thinks the hip flexor is riding up on the artificial joint. I am a little guy and I think the Birmingham is just too big. I have also had a traditional hip on the other side about 20 years ago. That one is great. My Dr. seemed to be confused about a possible revision going to a smaller traditional hip replacement, as the size of the cup is now too large and Dr. did know if there's a way to make the cup side smaller for this. Does anyone know anything about going from a Birmingham to a traditional artificial joint? Thanks.

karlos.bell

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Re: Revision of Birmingham
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2020, 11:56:29 PM »
Yep. They use a liner that makes the ball smaller. Look up zimmer stuff biomet. It all do able seems weird the dr should know about this. Cheers 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

jimbone

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Re: Revision of Birmingham
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2020, 01:41:49 AM »
Hipster-

I'd suggest researching other surgeons more experienced in HR revision and sending your Xrays to some of the top surgeons listed on this forum to get their opinons.

 

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