Well it’s now 20 years since Mr McMinn resurfaced my hip. It
is still working
well. I feel very blessed.
Lhip mcminn 1991
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Wed Mar 7, 2007
Hi to everyone.
I haven’t posted on this site for a long time but I
had a check up today at the Royal Orthopaedic in Birmingham after 15.5
years of having had my resurfacing and thought I would post an
update. My check up went very well and it looks like my hip is still
going very strong. The x-ray showed no change since my last check up 2
years ago which I was really pleased to hear.
For anyone who hasn’t read my posts before, my kids were born 2 years and 7 years post op. They
are now 13 and 8. They are very fit and well with absolutely no signs of
any ill affects from metal ions that may or may not have passed across
to them during pregnancy.
I am not a gym bunny and don’t do any
extreme sports, instead I keep fit by walking (especially walking
around shops looking for shoes – I must do a ten mile hike doing that
on a Saturday afternoon!!)
Lhip McMinn 1991 Wed Mar 16, 2005
Wed Mar 16, 2005
I am pleased to report that I had another
successful check up at the ROH with Mr. Treacy on
Wednesday last week (although I didn’t get to
see the man himself but one of his team). It was
the first check up in 2 years and my x-ray showed
that my hip was just as good as it was the last
time. bizarrely for about 2 weeks before I have
a check up I start limping without realizing
it, my husband is convinced it is psychological
as I stop as soon as I have had the check up!!
It is now 13.5 years and I still feel very blessed, my
next check up is in March 07 and I am hoping for
the same result when I go then!
Lhip McMinn 1991
Wed Mar 24, 2004
I discovered this group just a couple of days
ago and am totally
amazed at how many people are having/had or need
resurfacing ops and
how much support is offered by fellow patients.
I thought I’d share
my experience as I am an old surface-hippy, not
in age but in the
number of years post op. I had mine done by Mr.
McMinn at the ROH in
Birmingham when the procedure was a twinkle in
most peoples eyes. I
had CDH which was only diagnosed at 4yrs so I
had many ops to try
to ‘build’ a hip socket but it finally gave up
the ghost and I was
faced with either a non tried and tested new op
or a THR. I didn’t
think there was much choice!! I had my left hip
September 1991 when I was 21 – Mr. McMinn was
still pioneering it and
I was the youngest person to have it at that
time. I had to have
bone grafting at the same time so my post op
recovery took longer
than normal. I was in traction for 4 weeks &
crutches for a few
months but it meant I could walk down the isle
in 1992 with no hint
of a limp which made my Mum cry! 2 years later I
had my first baby
followed by another one 5 years after that. My
hip is still going
very strong after over 12 years.
I would encourage anyone who is worried about
the longevity of this
procedure not to worry and go for it!