- 2009 to 2011 Stories
- Anne’s BHR Revision Prof. Richardson 2011
- Ben’s THR by Dr. Kreuzer 2009
- Bill’s Bilateral THRs Dr. Smit 2006/2011
- Bill’s Revision to THR due to AVN Dr. De Smet 2010
- Cindy’s Total Hip Replacement Dr. Attarian 2009
- Cindy’s Total Hip Replacement Dr. Attarian 2009
- Dave Veres Gets Artificial Left Hip
- Day’s Bi-lateral THRs Dr. Snyder Sept 2010/2011
- Doug’s THR Revision Due to ALVAL 2009
- Gail’s Ceramic on Metal THR 2009
- Grimace’s Bilateral THR 2009
- Guy Churchwood’s THR 2009
- Hall of Famer Johnny Bench’s Bilateral THRs 2004/2010
- Ivy Brooke Hayes Bilateral THR 2010
- James Bilateral Hip Replacement 2011
Johnny Bench underwent total hip replacement of his right hip in April of 2004 after suffering for years from chronic joint pain. He discussed his options with his surgeon and received a Stryker hip implant.
After undergoing the procedure, Bench was able to realize his lifestyle recovery goals and get back to his active life without hip pain. Since then, he has shared his joint replacement experience with attendees at Stryker educational seminars throughout the United States.
When Bench began experiencing pain in his left hip, he knew not to wait until he was sidelined by the pain before seeking … Read the Rest
I had a delta motion hip surgery done last June, by Dr. Bose and so far, i am very happy with it. I have had no squeaks or other problems with it. My hip is pretty much pain free and feels almost as good as it did before the damage caused by avn. I had originally planned to get a BMHR, and during our discussion the night before surgery, Dr. Bose mentioned that if the avn extended down into the neck of the femur, a BMHR would not be possible and he would do the delta motion. As it turned … Read the Rest
February 17, 2011
I have had bi lateral THR. I had the first operation in September, and i waited for six weeks before i slept on my side with a pillow between my legs. It was awful, as i only managed to sleep for a few hours each night.
I had my second operation on January 10th, i was dreading the six weeks without sleep again. This time i put a folded pillow between my legs, and turned over onto my good hip(the first operated one) after about two weeks. I rested in that position for about ten minutes. I … Read the Rest
I had an MRI done and one week later after two diff surgens looked at it I had my first THR because I had a break in the neck of my right hip. My left hip they tell me is in worse shape then my right one was without the break. They are afraid that it will break just from walking on it because it is so bad. I thought for years that this pain was arthritis and never had it looked at until the neck cracked on my right side. I am a little worried about one month apart … Read the Rest
After dealing with dysplasia in my left hip for 20 years (right hip has it but not causing any problems yet), I had elected to have hip resurfacing from Dr. Gross. I had seen him in the office to reassure myself since I was only 3 hours from his office. We had settled on Aug 4, 2010 for my surgery date. Unfortunately, I never made to see him on that date.
On June 28, 2010, I began to have serious pain in my legs. The pain got worse and I went to the hospital. After 2 trips to the ER … Read the Rest
I am a 44 year old from Ireland. I have been in trouble for about twelve years with both hips. My big problem was the pain in the lower back. Over time a curve developed in my back, which caused me a lot of pain. I used to play a lot of golf, but I had to give this up, as the pain I had afterwards was unbelievable. Basically if I played golf, I would be in pain for five to six days afterwards, which really meant that it wasn’t worth it anymore! In the end I could barely walk, … Read the Rest
I had a right THR in Nov.2006 & a left THR on Oct.21st 2011.
My story began in 2002/2003 when at age 58 I began getting sharp pains in my groin when walking. Family doctor suggested hip problems , so I began my research. I went to Arthritis society meetings & heard orthopedic surgeon Dr. Smit from White Rock ,BC, Canada, give a talk on the Birmingham hip replacement. This sounded like a good alternative to a THR for younger active candidates. So after Xrays & even an MRI I was referred by my family doctor to Dr. Smit. This … Read the Rest
Went to Doctor’s yesterday and he said I will need a new hip shortly. I’ve been having a lot of pain with the hip re-surface. Not been able to lift my leg upwards without lot of discomfort. This has been going on for 18 months or so but lately it’s got very bad and pain in buttock now as well.
I had the op in Feb 2007. I really thought the re-surface would last longer than this or I would have had the THR done instead. Was 54 when op. done and was just told it was better for younger … Read the Rest
Celebrated dancer Wayne Sleep – ‘I needed a hip replacement….
I choose having surgery and ‘The following day I was up on crutches. It was extraordinary – the pain from my back, groin and knee had also disappeared as soon as I’d had the operation. It was like a miracle.’
…Miss Muirhead-Allwood, who is consultant orthopedic surgeon and hip specialist at Princess Grace and founder of The London Hip Unit, explains why she gave Wayne a total hip replacement with a ceramic implant rather than carry out hip resurfacing, in which the ball of the femur is resurfaced rather than … Read the Rest
I am a 52-year-old (now former) female backpacker who was injured in a backpacking fall 3 years ago (my family doctor, who is my age, jokingly calls this ‘old people trying to do sports’).
After the fall, I experienced back pain (caused by 2 ruptured discs, which I now successfully control with physical therapy exercises) and progressive hip pain over the next 2 years. Two different orthopedists in Cincinnati said that while I showed some ‘mild arthritis’ of the hips, I was not a candidate for surgery.
In September 2010, unable to walk up a flight of stairs (I had … Read the Rest
“My story is one of 20 years of gradual hip degeneration, in my case classified as FAI: femoral acetabular impingment, simply a heavily used hip joint from a highly active lifestyle, perhaps initiated by some labrum tear at a moment of particular stress/strain and then progressive involvement of joint tissue with cartilage wear, bone on bone conditions developing, and consequent osteophyte growth.
The images above show over twenty years of osteoarthritis development in my hips, as compared to a normal non-OA hip (blue image), with my left hip showing more severe degeneration and cyst development (right side of image)
I’ve … Read the Rest