Hip problems? You no longer have to suffer!
Hip patients are easily caught in our public health system where the standard recommendation is to wait with operation as long as we can bear, but that is wrong! Most of the time a “Hip Resurfacing” can directly give us our active life back, so long the problem is tackled promptly! Furthermore, prostheses of this kind do hold a number of advantages over traditional hip prostheses like: less intrusion in the body, more revision options if needed in the future and the smallest chance of deviations as a result of the operation like leg length discrepancies or foot toe-in or toe-out. But even points like the removal of the bone marrow from the femur and the infection risk in the opened femoral canal with placement of a traditional prosthesis do not occur with Hip Resurfacing! You still have the traditional hip prosthesis as a last resort but to select it and have the femoral neck needlessly sawn off is at the least said not very intelligent!
So why wait from 5 – 20 years with pain and problems and the outlook on a prosthesis that will mean a sure stop for many activities, while a Hip Resurfacing can give you back your active life directly and even spares the leg to a higher degree?
You are welcome to contact me to find out if you can be a candidate for Hip Resurfacing, this with the kind help of some experienced, specialized orthopedic surgeons.
Ron van Mierlo
1 Everyone with questions before or after a hip operation is welcome to participate in one of my forums. Apart from approaching me personally with your questions it can be fruitful to hear about the experiences of other hip patiens, how and why they did things. Costs of the operation, surgeon selection, problems, rehab, training, suitability for Hip Resurfacing and much more is discussed.
2 Here your can find answer for frequently asked questions that are related to hip problems. You can even select a large list with terminology and explanations that can be helpful in this context
3 Marianne C. is just one out of the row of women that managed to secure herself a modern Hip Resurfacing prosthesis across the Swedish borders. In her case it became a BMHR prosthesis in each hip. The BMHR is similar to the well-known BHR prosthesis and has the exact same advantages.
4 With a growing group people with a hip problem or already ‘owning’ a hip prosthesis, “hippies” as we sometimes call ourselves, it is welcome to be able and meet. Apart from being able to exchange experiences and discussing our progress or perhaps problems, we can also invite guest talkers and other persons specialized on the hip. August 2013 we met for the first time in a hotel in Stockholm whereby around 40 “hippies” attended plus the hip specialist Dr. Raimund Voelker from München.