Bilateral Hip Resurfacing Sept. 19, 2008 Dr. Su
3 1/2 Year Update on March 3, 2012
I am 3 1/2 years post bilateral HR by Dr. Su. The result has been remarkably good. Mine are Birmingham Hip Resurfacing BHR metal/metal.
I do anything I want to do with no problems. Blood tests for metal ions have been very low. Both hips were done in the same operation and I would recommend that if you need both. It is a little clostrophobic for a few days but much better than anticipating the next surgery.
The most important "tip" I would give a prospective patient is "do what they tell you to do pre- & post operatively" . Sometimes it seems petty and useless, but I think this made the difference in my recovery. Particularly, the PT after.
Most importantly, get a great surgeon like Edwin Su.