Outcomes of the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System Study 2016

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Clinical and Functional Outcomes of the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System by Cecilia Pascual-Garrido, MD; Brandon L. Morris, MD; Michael R. Dayton, MD

This study reported the outcomes of patients treated with the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System (Smith & Nephew, Memphis, Tennessee) to identify the prevalence of complications and failures. A retrospective review of 202 patients (206 hips) was performed. Outcomes were assessed clinically with Harris Hip Score at 6 and 12 months and then yearly…

…According to the authors’ results, the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System resulted in good clinical outcomes at 4 years. Survival and outcomes … Read the rest

Matt’s Hip Resurfacing with Mr. McMinn 2015 Update

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April 27, 2016

So happy with having had this done. Like most, scared beforehand. But what a year. I am so happy, I’m loving it, and could shed a tear of joy.

I’m rowing as much as I want, running a bit now too, fit, well, oh and golfing as much as I want too. And walking the dog every day. As well as career and family of course. Where previously the day after golf I was sore and it limited me, no more. So running around playing with the kids … no problem whatsoever.… Read the rest

Hip Resurfacing Using Highly Cross-linked Polyethylene Study 2016

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By  Pritchett JW

In this prospective study, 190 hip resurfacing procedures (164 participants) were performed using a cobalt-chromium femoral component and a cementless acetabular cup with a 3.8-mm highly cross-linked polyethylene acetabular liner…

…The mean follow-up was 8.5 (range, 7-10) years…

…(With Highly Cross-linked Polyethylene device) The low incidence of osteolysis and the low rate of wear found on retrievals suggest that many years of use in highly active patients is possible.… Read the rest

Juno’s 3 Year Update Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2013

It was 3 years ago this month that I was officially diagnosed with OA and told to go home and take Advil and return in 10 years for a THR. Thank God for this site and Dr. Gross — this site allowed me to have hope and to intelligently research and discuss my options for HR. 3 months after my diagnosis I was having my right hip resurfaced and then 5 months later my left. I have had a wonderful recovery and don’t give my hips a second thought anymore — except to sing the praises of my surgeon and … Read the rest

Pete’s 18 Month BHR Update

May 18, 2016

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18 months post-op that all is going really well and that my metal hip is probably the best bit of me!

Running is getting better all the time, still not doing major mileages in training because my natural hip can get ‘limpy’ but speed is improving with intervals and treadmill work, current PBs are 23:07 for 5k and 48:11 for 10k (last Sunday) and these equate to a Master’s percentage of 72.5 (my best ever was around 74% so I am not complaining). I can run for a couple of hours/13 miles … Read the rest

CEK’s 4 1/2 Year Update of BHR with Dr. Mont 2013

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…I’ve started running again.  I tried once I was cleared after the surgery but I don’t think my hip was strong enough at that point.  And truthfully I’m terrified after being told twice before I could run.  I did lots of hiking instead for a while.  But Dr. Mont is confident that if I keep doing my hip exercises (leg lifts for front, back and side), I should be fine.

But I’m finally running again – building up slowly to make sure my hip was ready.  I did 6 miles this weekend for the first

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Post Op Tips by Dr. Gross Patients

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.

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Monica’s 11 Month HR 1Update with Prof Girard 2015

11 month post Hip resurfacing update

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I am a 63 year old retired British anaesthetist living in France, and a keen Triathlete.
In June 2015 I had a left hip resurfacing performed by Prof Julien Girard in Lille, France.
Last weekend, almost eleven months to the day,  I completed my first Triathlon since the operation. It was only a sprint distance and definitely not a Personal Best, but I competed in comfort and really enjoyed being back doing events again.

I am looking forward to a couple more Sprint Triathlons this season, plus a

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TRICARE APPROVES Hip Resurfqcing 2016

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4.10  Hip resurfacing (CPT2 procedure codes 27125 and 27130, and HCPCS S2118) with an FDA approved device is proven for the treatment of Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) of the hip in patients who are less than 65 years old and who meet all of the following criteria:
  • Have chronic, persistent pain and/or disability;
  • Are otherwise healthy and active;
  • Have normal proximal femoral bone geometry and bone quality; and
  • Would otherwise receive a conventional Total Hip Replacement (THR), but are likely to outlive a conventional THR implant system’s expected life.
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