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Dr. Thomas Gross
4000 Hip Resurfacings to date***
3000 Uncemented Hip Resurfacings
200 Outpatient Hip Resurfacings South Carolina Joint Replacement Center
1910 Blanding Street
Columbia, S.C. 29201
Lee Webb, MSN, APRN, ANP-BC
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Hip Resurfacing for Women
Dedicated to the memory of Vicky Marlow, a women’s advocate for hip resurfacing.
I am still using the BHR. I will resurface appropriate women (i.e. with head size over 48mm…).
I think the majority of young men men have osteoarthritis (OA) secondary to FAI (which I treat by arthroscopy) but about half of the young women have some form of acetabular dysplasia/DDH, and the other half have OA because of FAI. Thus tall phycially active women with OA from FAI can expect to do well with resurfacing, but women with dysplasia are probably better off with THR.
I have now performed over 300 resurfacings. I offer free email consultations.
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June 4, 2015 Smith & Nephew … is therefore removing (BHR) small sizes and updating the IFU to contraindicate the BHR for women.
“However, the revision rates associated with men requiring femoral head sizes 46mm or smaller and with all women patients exceed the current benchmark established by the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Based on this information, Smith & Nephew considers that these patient groups may be at a greater risk of revision surgery than previously believed, and is therefore removing small sizes and updating the IFU to contraindicate the BHR for women.” Original Smith & Nephew press release available here: http://www.surfacehippy.info/BHR-small-sizes-removed-stops-use-in-females.php
“BHR continues to perform amongst the best hip replacements for the right patients according to Smith & Nephew.”
If you are a woman or small man, do you have other options? Read experienced hip resurfacing surgeons’ answers.
I am the ex jockey and cutter/reined cowhorse rider that has a right hip resurfaced with Dr Sparling in Vancouver, WA (Wright C+) 7 years ago at age 45 (petite female). I am still doing great, no complications and can pretty much do whatever I want pain free. I don’t even think about my hip anymore.
Just wanted to update. I feel very fortunate and grateful to our modern medicine and your help to educate and inform.…