Hip Resurfacing News features up to date news about hip resurfacing, FDA approved devices, personal hip stories, experienced surgeons, medical studies, video interviews and press releases. Hip Resurfacing came of age in the United States when the FDA approved the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Device in May 2006. Orthopedic surgeons have been performing hip resurfacing surgeries since 1997 overseas. Hip Resurfacing is an alternative to total hip replacement.… Read the rest
Published on Dec 17, 2017 – BHR The Past and the Future of Hip Resurfacing
Dr Edwin Su takes a look at the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) System’s 20 year history and outcome data from implant survival rates to opportunities for patients. In his closing slide Dr Su states that hip resurfacing can have advantages of THR including bone preservation, greater stability and a high activity level. He also says that hip resurfacing is alive and well for selected patients. There may only be a few surgeons performing hip resurfacing, but those who have experience with it are still strong … Read the rest
Surgeons are treating patients with a new type of hip implant that could lead to better outcomes for younger, more active people requiring surgery.
Fifteen patients have so far been treated with a novel ceramic hip resurfacing implant in a new trial at Imperial College London. Early results suggest patients can return to physical activities such as swimming and cycling within six weeks of their operation.
The investigation, whose lead site is Charing Cross Hospital, part of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, is the first in the … Read the rest
I am a physical therapist from Lake
Placid, NY. I had an insidious onset of right hip pain
approximately three years ago which gradually but
progressively intensified. X-rays revealed extensive
(bilateral DJD), and my local orthopod was all set to give
me a total hip replacement. I did an extensive amount
of research, and came across the resurfacing technique.
Intuitively it just made sense to preserve as much
natural bone as possible, so I consulted with Dr
Michael Clarke in Syracuse, NY. I had surgery on
2/28/07, and I am scheduled to have the L one done on
4/30/08. I … Read the rest
In 2015 it had become quite apparent that I would need hip replacement or hip resurfacing on my right hip. I had been training in karate for 44 years and lifting weights/bodybuilding for 42 years…
…Meeting Dr. Boettner at his Manhattan office was all I needed to make up my mind as to how to proceed…
…So it was decided that he would perform the surgery on March 26, 2016. Today is March 24th, 2017 as I wanted to be able to fully evaluate my condition after one year…
…Today, I am happy to report, … Read the rest
My name is Zak Belkebir, and I am 54 years old. I have been very active all my life and competed in every sport I had a chance to participate in. I played competitive soccer for over 30 years, and when I couldn’t play anymore I picked up tennis and started running short and mid-distance races. I also go to the gym at least 5 times a week…
…Things came to a sudden halt in 2015..
…I scheduled my first visit with Dr. Su. He was very clear and thorough. I felt very comfortable and … Read the rest
I first met with Dr. Nawabi in July 2016 following an MRI that indicated I had a severely torn left hip labrum…
…Upon meeting with Dr. Nawabi and having him review my MRI and X-rays, he concluded that I was a good candidate for hip resurfacing surgery. I was hoping to return 100% to running, playing soccer, and playing golf and the hip resurfacing procedure would make that possible…
…Fast forward to my surgery on December 21, 2016. Every element of the experience at HSS from the pre-surgery consult, to the pre-surgery prep, to … 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