|Surgeon Volume Influences Rate of Total Hip Replacement Revision – A DGReview of :”Early failures of total hip replacement: Effect of surgeon volume” Arthritis & Rheumatism 04/28/2004 By Emma Hitt, PhDPatients treated by surgeons who perform few total hip replacements (THR) per year are more likely to undergo revision THR, particularly within the first 18 months of surgery, than are patients treated by high-volume surgeons, a new report suggests.Hip prostheses function well for up to 20 years in at least 80% of patients, and failure rates are less than 1% per year. However, it is unclear whether failure rates vary|
Approximately 4 years ago I underwent a BHR procedure by Dr. Justin Klimisch which resulted in a disastrous outcome: I sustained significant nerve damage during the procedure to my femoral nerve (lost all function in my quadriceps and hip flexor muscles) as well a suspected traction injury to the whole nerve bundle which runs posterior to the hip resulting in drop foot.
I continued to experience significant nerve pain and mechanical hip pain and clunking after the hip resurfacing surgery. Eleven months later it was determined by experts that the BHR components installed were over-sized for my small frame, increasing … Read the rest
In October 2013, against all odds and at 60 years of age, Rick Rubio surprised himself by placing 28th in his age group in the Ironman World Championship. He managed a personal best time of 12:39.
Just a few short years earlier no one – not even Rick – would have believed this accomplishment could be possible.
STAYING ALIVE, LIVING LIFE
Born in South Bay, San Francisco into a family of addiction, Rubio’s parents and older brother exposed him to drugs and alcohol at an early age. A poor student … Read the rest
Izumi’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. De Smet 2004
January 6, 2013
I had my LBHR done by Dr. DeSmet over 9 years ago. Since I have had no problems since then, I haven’t been on this sight. About 2 months ago I suddenly started having pain as well as a lot of grinding and clunking. This sight was very informative and helpful to me back then so I find myself here again in search of answers.
My recent X-rays show no problems. Cobalt/Chromium blood tests came back really high. However here is the confusing part. The joint suddenly feels a … Read the rest