Back in the day (2002), when I was doing my research, someone who was a friend of a technical employee at the manufacturer of the BHR, said Dr. DeSmet was known to have the best hands in the business. Between my husband and I we have tested the premise four times and have followed the progress of many others…all are delighted years later. Wonderful hands and a wonderful caring man.
Also, despite taking the hard cases that others turned down (in 2003 I had necrosis, cysts and osteoporosis) his failure rate is amazingly low. Be sure that if you are not a candidate, Dr. DeSmet will tell you so; I have told friends who sent him x-rays, that if he says you are not a candidate, move on… otherwise, if you can afford it one way or another, this is what money is for! My family has 1 BHR and 3 c+.
In concept ceramic (solutions like the ReCef ceramic on ceramic hip resurfacing device) sounds ideal. Dr. DeSmet has been using ceramic for Total hip for years.