I’m 43 & booked in for LBHR on 2nd Nov. Can’t wait to get on with it & get back to an active, drug & pain free life. I am anxious, apprehensive & all those expected emotions. Some people look at me surprised when I tell them I’m having a hip replacement… “But you’re too young” bla bla. I have 3 young children who I currently feel more like a granddad than a father to. I used to be very active playing squash, tennis, trail biking etc so I feel fortunate there’s an option like resurfacing available.
Nov 23, 2011
Day 1 I was first up yesterday morning and the BHR op went well. VERY relieved to be on the other side of that anxiety.
Read Original Article Here July 12, 2013 After hip resurfacing, bone mineral density continued to positively change up to 5 years, primarily in the trochanteric and superior neck regions, according to recent medical study… …(the)femoral component size has a significant role to play in the change in [bone mineral density] BMD up to 5 years… …”The greater the acetabular inclination, the greater the increase in trochanteric area BMD at 5 years…A valgus position of the femoral component leads to a significantly greater increase in the BMD both in the superior femoral neck region and trochanteric area at 5 years. Researchers prospectively studied BMD change in 31 patients with a Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (Smith & Nephew; Memphis, Tenn.) system. At 5-year follow-up, data were available for… Read the rest