Hip Resurfacing News features up to date news about hip resurfacing, FDA approved devices, personal hip stories, experienced surgeons, medical studies, video interviews and press releases. Hip Resurfacing came of age in the United States when the FDA approved the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Device in May 2006. Orthopedic surgeons have been performing hip resurfacing surgeries since 1997 overseas. Hip Resurfacing is an alternative to total hip replacement.… Read the rest
July 21, 2018 – Back on the Mats, my hip resurfacing story
The Before and After Effects of a Hip Resurfacing Operation:
For more than 2 years I suffered severe pain in my right hip, which arose from a common arthrosis. The pain was so intense that I had to completely forget about undertaking any form of sport, which in turn made me very depressed. I had been a passionate sports person, playing tennis all my life and occasionally other sports like squash, jogging and skiing. In the end walking a short distance was a struggle, even with the assistance of a cane purchased in the hope that it would help relieve … Read the rest
Last week was the 10 year anniversary on my left hip, and this week I hit the 2 month mark on the right.
All the old timers on here have heard my story too many times, so they can feel free to skip this, but for any newbies on the site, here is my story.
I am a sports instructor year round, teaching high level skiing all day every day all winter, and teaching windsurfing during the summers, with lots of surfing and tennis thrown in. Dr Gross said at the time that … Read the rest
February 14, 2018 Update
I had my right hip done in 2006 at 53 years old by Dr. Mont using a Wright C+ so I’m at the 12 1/2 year mark. No problems, no concerns, no looking back. Interesting reading some of the responses – I had a very easy time of it post op – never took any of the pain meds after leaving the hospital on the 2nd day post op, with the exception of taking one the 3rd and 4th nights to help me be comfortable and sleep. Otherwise Ibuprofen did fine … Read the rest
Lori had her first hip resurfacing with a BHR withDr. Rector in 2011. Her original story is here. When she needed her other hip resurfaced, BHRs were no longer available for women. So she went to Dr. Gross for a Biomet hip resurfacing.
September 19, 2015
I am 8 days post op of Dr gross. My surgery was Friday. I flew home on Sunday.I wore a calf length skirt tulip style, Regular undies And a Calvin t shirt. I used wheelchair assistance and took two planes, not the best day of my life, but also not the worst.
September 25, … Read the rest
A Solution for Young, Active Patients with Hip Arthritis in Ontario
Toronto is North America’s 4th largest city and has the fastest growing population in need of hip surgery, yet Toronto has limited experience in hip resurfacing. This has left a void for patients in urgent need of this procedure.
Recognizing this gap, Cleveland Clinic has been able to help a number of Ontarians receive the appropriate treatment.
Resurfacing of the hip offers several advantages compared to traditional total hip replacement in young, active patients. Much less bone is removed from the upper femur (thigh bone), activity levels are … Read the rest