JMS’s Hip Resurfacing Revision 2011
March 10, 2011
I have recently had a revision of my BHR to a THR because of high ion levels, even though I had no pain, nor any evidence of pseudotumor. My only symptom was a slipping or clunking sensation deep in the joint. My experience suggests that one can be at risk for metallosis long before symptoms appear, and that patients who have a serious clunking problem that persists would probably be wise to have their metal levels checked.
My resurfacing was done by a highly experienced surgeon 18 months ago. I had a smooth recovery and was delighted to be pain free within a few weeks. The hip clunked with certain movements, but I was reassured by both … Read the rest