Why I chose a hip resurfacing video by Dave Published on May 8, 2018
Mr. Jeremy Latham MA MCh FRCS(Orth)
600 Hip Resurfacings to date***
Spire Southampton Hospital
Tel: +44 2380 914483
PA: Anne Harding
Latham Consultancy Website
This interview includes live surgery
Next month I will hit my 10 year anniversary on my left hip resurfacing with Dr Gross which is doing fine. Last week I saw Dr Gross again to have my right hip resurfaced. I thought that it might be interesting to compare these two adventures as the second one evolves. Below are a few key notes from the two different recoveries as of 9 days out. We often hear on this site about how everyone’s recovery is different, and my story so far shows how different the recovery process can be for the same person on two different hips.
Pre-op: Really no changes here. Dr Gross, Lee Webb, and Nancy are all great, and the whole process runs like a well oiled machine.
Waking up after surgery: One very big difference here from 10 years ago. Dr Gross has added … Read the rest
This may be a little long but hopefully it will help those who don’t have as easy a time with surgery as most and are on the Slow Program with Dr Gross.
Update from a “slow programmer”… Now in the beginning of week 6 and feeling pretty good. Since the first 4 weeks were essentially 10% or toe touch on my operated leg I had no idea if my hip was better or worse than before I had surgery. It wasn’t until last week I really began to feel the difference in my hip. It was “amazing”. I felt like I had been “heeeeealed”. Putting my weight finally on the hip (about 50%) felt so good! I wanted to run as fast as I could through the house! Yes It was wobbly, the incision hurt, my muscles hurt and it felt “strange” but the same pain I had … Read the rest
This was our first live video chat with Dr. Mont. He answered many questions about hip resurfacing from those attending. Not all were on camera, but typed questions into the chat section.… Read the rest
Surface Hippy has a very large number of pages about many aspects of hip resurfacing. The first time visitor might be a little overwhelmed and wonder where to start learning about hip resurfacing. You might want to visit the pages listed below before exploring the rest of the website.
View Videos about Hip Resurfacing including Doctor Interviews
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Hip Resurfacing Doctor Interviews.
Questions to ask a hip resurfacing surgeon.
Frequently Asked Patient Questions answered by hip resurfacing doctors.
Join our Dr. Mont Live Video Chat about hip resurfacing. Participants will ask questions and Dr. Mont will answer the questions. This is our first live video chat and I am hoping we will have many participants attending. The meeting will last one hour. Hopefully, participants will learn more about hip resurfacing as an excellent option for hip replacement. Up to 100 participants can attend the live meeting. No registration is required. The meeting can be joined by the following methods:
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April 5, 2018
Spectrum Health along with Orthopedic Associates of Grand Rapids physician Thomas Malvitz, M.D., are among the first in Michigan to offer an alternative to hip replacement. Birmingham Hip ResurfacingTM (BHR) is offered. Instead of a total hip replacement, hip resurfacing simply shaves and caps a few centimeters of bone within the joint.
“Hip resurfacing may be an ideal alternative for younger, active patients,” said Thomas Malvitz, M.D., Orthopedic Department chairman, Spectrum Health Grand Rapids and physician with Orthopedic Associates of Grand Rapids. “The procedure enables patients to be free from pain but not as limited in their mobility and activity level as a conventional hip replacement.”
The bone-conserving approach of the BHR preserves more of the patient’s natural bone structure and stability. It covers the joint’s surfaces with an all-metal implant that more closely resembles a tooth cap than a hip implant. This approach reduces the … Read the rest
December 18, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are using a procedure called Subchondroplasty to give patients with damaged hips more treatment options and ultimately avoid replacement surgery.
“We want to preserve the native hip whenever possible because once you have a hip replacement, there’s no going back,” said Dr. Kelton Vasileff, an orthopedic surgeon at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. “We’re able to use a bone-hardening procedure that’s traditionally been used in knee surgery to help repair a patient’s own hip joint.”
During the procedure, a bone substitute material is injected into a small hole in the joint, filling any voids or lesions in the bone. Over the few years following surgery, a patient’s body replaces the bone-hardening material with their own healthy bone, leading to what Vasileff hopes are permanent repairs.
“In the past, a replacement would be the only … Read the rest
Published on Mar 29, 2018
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