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 …
Dr KOEN De SMET CERAMIC LEFT HIP RESURFACING JOHANNESBURG JUNE 2019
Where do I begin?
The fact you are reading this already says a lot about you –and you are Id suggest inquisitive and seeking guidance on the best option to resolve your hip issue
If there is anything I have learned over the last c 2 years –when I was diagnosed with Hip OA –is take your time (if you have that luxury –see later) ,ask questions ,and research ,research until you are as certain as you can be that you are comfortable not only with the prosthesis –but the surgeon –its like having a car break down –the spares to repair it are the same –but there are competent and not so competent mechanics .
My Name is Brian I am a 65 year old Male UK citizen ,I am not an athlete –but I do …
First ceramic on ceramic resurfacing of Dr.De Smet in Johannesburg Rosaecres hospital South-Africa
This lady walked with 2 crutches for long time before her surgery. After two weeks with all kind of disasters not related with surgery but delaying the rehabilitation, her older grandsons (seven and ten) stopped believing that she could ever abandon the crutches. To cheer them up and make them laugh, she decided to take a “funny walk” along the hallway of their house.…
Mortality after hip resurfacing versus total hip arthroplasty in young patients: a single surgeon experience. Brooks PJ1, Samuel LT1, Levin JM1, Sultan AA1, Khlopas A1, Brigati D1, Ng M1, Greenwald AS1, Mont MA2. Author information Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA. & Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, USA.
The aims of this study were to investigate the following questions: (I) what are the mortality rates in patients age 55 years and younger who underwent a hip resurfacing arthroplasty (HRA) versus a standard total hip arthroplasty (THA)? (II) is the type of operation independently associated with mortality?
We have demonstrated that patients age 55 and younger who undergo HRA have a significantly lower mortality rate than those undergoing THA. This is consistent with multiple previously published large database studies.…
One of our viewers asked for our thoughts on tennis player Andy Murray and his hip replacement. We are all waiting and hoping he can return to a competitive tennis career. It is important to understand the difference between hip resurfacing and total hip replacement. The surgeons discuss some professional athletes who have had joint replacements.…