My Hip Journey So Far – An osteopath recently hypothesised that the osteoarthritis (OA) in my left hip was probably caused by a leg length discrepancy from birth – my left jamming down first would have taken its toll and eventually caught-up with me over the course of my 50+ years! Whether or not this theory is correct, it is true to say that I started to notice persistent groin (adductor) tightness from 2008. From much further back to 1991 when I started running, I had noticed that niggles and injuries nearly always occurred in my left leg. I have … Read the rest
I have compiled video clips in chronological order, over a period of 6 months, from the day of surgery, my recovery, rehab and physical therapy activities, to my return to kiteboarding. I had severe arthritis in my left hip. I chose to have Hip Resurfacing over Total Hip Replacement so I could return to a high level of activity as opposed to the limited activity I would have had with Total Hip Replacement. Vincent Fowble, M.D. of the Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute performed the surgery at Jupiter Medical Center.… Read the rest
I have been cleared for all activity without restrictions. I am now playing singles tennis without holding back. I am out of shape (for 95 degree singles tennis), and still feel not as flexible or as strong, but have had no pain even after 2 hours of drills and playing. The hardest thing I find doing is bending and staying down, but I have been standing straight for over 10 years. I expect to continue improving as I keep pushing myself.
3/4/2014: I am a 57 year old physician who had a left hip BHR performed by Dr. Raterman on … Read the rest
Published on Oct 20, 2017 The McMinn Center Website
On 30th July 1997, Mr McMinn performed the world’s first Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) operation. Two decades later, we are celebrating the success of this bone-conserving procedure, pioneered by Mr McMinn, with the people whose lives have been changed by BHR surgery.
The video and photos that patients have sent in to celebrate 20 Years of Hip Resurfacing has been eye opening and amazing. We couldn’t include everyone in our longer in depth video so we created this shorter and snappier piece to give you a feel of the immense variety … Read the rest
Published on Jun 28, 2017 – Former Defence Minister Lord Andrew Robathan came to see Mr McMinn when he was having trouble with his bilateral ASRs implanted in London. In 2013, Mr McMinn Revised his Left ASR to a Ceramic-on-Metal Birmingham Mid-Head Resection (BMHR). In 2015, Mr McMinn Revised his Right ASR Cup to a Custom Cross-Linked Polyethylene Cup. Now at two years following his Custom Polyethylene Resurfacing, Lord Robathan spoke to Media Manager Rob Knowles about his surgery experience and what he has been able to achieve with his two new custom implants.… Read the rest
July 31 , 2016
Just had bilateral resurfacing with Dr. Su. I too was forced out of the butterfly after about 40 years playing, and became more of a Phil Esposito. I went in for surgery on a Thursday came out Saturday and was hobbling around my house on Sunday without my crutches. I’m 50 and the Same basic size as you. You should consider bilateral. I will post as I get deeper into the recovery and hit some milestones, for now totally pumped with where I am 3 days after surgery.
August 20, 2016
I started having pain in … Read the rest