September 13, 2018 – I’m happy to report that I LOVE my new hip. I had follow-up xrays which shoed everything looking good, and my non-op hip in perfect shape, as well.
Last year I decided to try racing (I’ve been rowing for 9 years, but not racing, and the pain was unbearable by the end). I’m happy to report that at the end of this month I am going to FISA Worlds in Florida to race SIX times in three days. Kind of crazy.
I still have trouble with my glute medius, which has … Read the rest
I recently realized that my 10 year anniversary of my hip resurfacing is here! I had my left hip resurfaced by Dr. De Smet in late 2007. About five years ago, I had my metals level checked and sent the results to Dr. De Smet…his reply was that it looked like my hip would be fine for at least 100 more years (metals levels were fine). Since then, I’ve done exactly the same thing with my hip every day: ignore it. My hip feels like it’s always felt since my surgical incision healed, which is … Read the rest
2 Year Update December 21, 2017
A much overdue report on my experience with Dr. de Smet and my new right Conserve + hip. I don’t wish to repeat all of the good information already available on this site, but let me say that it has been an invaluable resource and I have referred many locals to it after they have seen my progress in the gym and at at my workplace. I have been going to the same gym for over 20 years and when I showed up post op they thought I’d sprained an ankle or something and … Read the rest
November 29, 2016
I have about a week before my surgery next week. I’m a 49 year old female, born with hip dysplasia. I’m an avid rower and a cyclist and I’ve had bone-on-bone arthritis for at least two years. I was able to ride and row all season, and even got in one of each over the holiday weekend, which I’m happy about.
If it weren’t for this site I’d be having a hip replacement, I’m sure. I’m most looking forward to being able to stand, walk, and sleep without pain. Oddly enough I can row hard and ride … Read the rest
I had a bilateral done on 29th of April this year Dr DeSmet. After 8 years of suffering I finally got through all the issues of Back pain (2 replacement disc’s) knees issues and numb feet issues and yes burning left hip and weak flexion on the right side (limping) The recent surgery has at this stage only 3 weeks after the surgery changed or fixed 90% of all of that and I can sleep. I am almost off pain killers and have the left leg to sort out right leg seems real good. These get hit … Read the rest
Just want to thank everyone involved in my Hip replacement at Anca Medical center. I had high expectations of fast recovery but this is incredible. To try walking with crutches the day after the operation and be able to walk in the city of Gent 4 days after operation was amazing. Today its 8 days since operation and I can walk without crutches. Yesterday me and my new friends took a day tour to Brugge as walking training. I still use crutches for balance.
11 Year Update 3/15/2017 – My BHR is 11 years old today. It is a gift I received from Dr. De Smet from Belgium 11 years ago. I remember the surgery day as if it were yesterday – the day I was out of pain. I have been out of pain and active since then. Never had a problem and just don’t think about my hip. I am 72 now and hoping to live until I am 100 with the same BHR in my left hip! I never regret the day I flew to Belgium to have surgery and would … Read the rest