15.5 year BHR survivor
LBHR September 1991 Dr. McMinn UK
Sep 24, 2011
Well it’s now 20 years since Mr McMinn resurfaced my hip. It is still working well. I feel very blessed.Katie Lhip mcminn 1991Need permission to post
Wed Mar 7, 2007
Hi to everyone.
I haven’t posted on this site for a long time but I had a check up today at the Royal Orthopaedic in Birmingham after 15.5 years of having had my resurfacing and thought I would post an update. My check up went very well and it looks like my hip is still going very strong. The x-ray showed no change since my last check up 2 years ago which I was really pleased to hear.
For anyone who hasn’t read my posts before, my kids were born 2 years and 7 years post op. They are now 13 and 8. They are very fit and well with absolutely no signs of any ill affects from metal ions that may or may not have passed across to them during pregnancy.
I am not a gym bunny and don’t do any extreme sports, instead I keep fit by walking (especially walking around shops looking for shoes – I must do a ten mile hike doing that on a Saturday afternoon!!)
Katie Lhip McMinn 1991 Wed Mar 16, 2005
Wed Mar 16, 2005
I am pleased to report that I had another successful check up at the ROH with Mr. Treacy on Wednesday last week (although I didn’t get to see the man himself but one of his team). It was the first check up in 2 years and my x-ray showed that my hip was just as good as it was the last time. bizarrely for about 2 weeks before I have a check up I start limping without realizing it, my husband is convinced it is psychological as I stop as soon as I have had the check up!! It is now 13.5 years and I still feel very blessed, my next check up is in March 07 and I am hoping for the same result when I go then!Katie Lhip McMinn 1991
Wed Mar 24, 2004
I discovered this group just a couple of days ago and am totally amazed at how many people are having/had or need resurfacing ops and how much support is offered by fellow patients. I thought I’d share my experience as I am an old surface-hippy, not in age but in the number of years post op. I had mine done by Mr. McMinn at the ROH in Birmingham when the procedure was a twinkle in most peoples eyes. I had CDH which was only diagnosed at 4yrs so I had many ops to try to ‘build’ a hip socket but it finally gave up the ghost and I was faced with either a non tried and tested new op or a THR. I didn’t think there was much choice!! I had my left hip resurfaced in September 1991 when I was 21 – Mr. McMinn was still pioneering it and I was the youngest person to have it at that time. I had to have bone grafting at the same time so my post op recovery took longer than normal. I was in traction for 4 weeks & crutches for a few months but it meant I could walk down the isle in 1992 with no hint of a limp which made my Mum cry! 2 years later I had my first baby followed by another one 5 years after that. My hip is still going very strong after over 12 years.I would encourage anyone who is worried about the longevity of this procedure not to worry and go for it!
Katie Lhip McMinn 1991