A picture is worth a thousand words! A sketch by Patricia Walter illustrates a hip resurfacing device on the left compared to a total hip replacement device on the right. Which bone sparing device looks more natural and bone conserving to you? According to medical studies, a hip resurfacing provides a more natural gait and loads the hip more naturally than a total hip replacement.
When buying real estate the old saying about what is important is “Location, Location and Location.” In many people’s minds the most important factor in choosing a surgeon for hip resurfacing is “Experience, Experience and Experience.” I realize that every hip resurfacing surgeon has to start somewhere to do his first operation, but I feel, in layman’s terms, that hip … Read the rest
The Birmingham Hip Resurfacing was released in 1997. In Mr. McMinn’s series of nearly 2700 BHRs to date, the failure rate has been 1.2% at nearly 9 years. In the younger age group (under 55 years) with
osteoarthritis, the failure rate of Mr. McMinn’s resurfacings is 0.2% (survival 99.8%) at 11 years follow-up. The failure rate with a traditional hip replacement in this age group by comparison is 19% at 10 years and 67% at 16 years according to the Swedish Hip Arthroplasy Register.
This information is take from Dr. McMinn’s “Frequently Asked Questions” section on his website.
Published on Dec 22, 2016 – A video lecture presented by Mr McMinn giving an update of Hip Resurfacing in December 2016.
… Read the rest
Note by Patricia Walter: This information is only for hip resurfacing in Australia. Many experienced hip resurfacing surgeons have personal series of HR which are more positive than the results below.
Summary of 2016 AOANJIRR Report by Patricia Walter
PRIMARY TOTAL RESURFACING HIP REPLACEMENT
The Registry has recorded 8,895 total resurfacing hip replacement procedures in patients less than 55 years of age. In this age group, the use of primary total hip resurfacing as a proportion of primary total hip procedures, has declined from a peak of 30.2% in 2004 to 4.3% in 2015. … Read the rest
What Equipment Will I Need At Home After Surgery?
Everyone has slightly different needs. There are some basic items almost everyone needs and then there are things that some people want and others just don’t need.
Crutches – Normally crutches are supplied by the hospital. I used elbow crutches and they are much easier to use than normal under the arm crutches. Overseas hospitals use elbow crutches while US hospital still normally use old fashioned under the arm crutches. If you have to be on crutches for a long time, I would suggest getting a pair of elbow … Read the rest
The Birmingham Hip Resurfacing™ procedure is an alternative to traditional hip replacement…
Philip Schmitt, D.O., an orthopedic surgeon at DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, was the first doctor in Michigan to perform Birmingham Hip Resurfacing.
Advantages of Hip Resurfacing
Hip resurfacing offers many benefits compared to total hip replacement. It features a technologically advanced bearing surface that dramatically reduces joint wear when compared to traditional hip replacement materials. It’s ideal for younger, very active people who may outlive a traditional total hip replacement and therefore require future hip joint revision. Other advantages of hip resurfacing … Read the rest
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – Contrary to expectations, metal-on-metal hip resurfacing for osteoarthritis was associated with higher patient survival at 10 years than was total hip arthroplasty in a large, population-based study…
…Cumulative mortality rates were 2.8% for hip resurfacing versus 7.3% for cemented total hip replacement (THR; hazard ratio, 0.51). Ten-year mortality rates comparing hip resurfacing to uncemented THR were 2.6% and 3.2%, respectively (HR, 0.64)…
…”Patients who received a metal-on-metal resurfacing [MoMR] procedure seem to have a long-term survival advantage compared to patients receiving cemented or an uncemented THR,” said Dr. Adrian Kendal of the National … Read the rest
Patients often rely on information from other patients that have already had surgery. Of course, you should always ask you own surgeon what pre op and post op information they can supply.
Dr. Gross patients have posted suggestions for others after their surgery:
and some generic suggestions for post op exercises, of course you should follow your own surgeons suggestions first.
I also included water exercises by Evelyne from Dr. De Smet. They are excellent exercises if your surgeon approves their use for your personal recovery.