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Totally transformed my life!

Christine Wilkins no longer struggles to play in golf club championships, thanks to the Metal-on-Metal Total Hip Replacement (THR) surgery she had in 2010 performed by Mr McMinn. Here is her story: I have always been a very active person … Continue reading

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Fifteen Years Pain-Free!

Norman Gidney underwent bilateral Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) surgery performed by Mr McMinn in 1997. Here is his story… I wore my hips out playing squash five or six days a week for over twenty five years on a court … Continue reading

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New Knee Adventure!

Solicitor Giles story from surgery to slopes in six months… Having already had bilateral Birmingham Hip Resurfacings (BHRs) I could ski and cycle but then I started getting some knee pain. It was when I couldn’t walk round a golf … Continue reading

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Back on the court!

Hertfordshire-based Steve Ryans sporting story… I have always been an active sportsman and since childhood took part in football, basketball, judo (Black belt), squash, tennis and a long distance running (County level), amongst other sports and activities. I developed what … Continue reading

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New Hip, New Handbag

University Lecturer Dorothy Hobson’s BHR Story… Before I went to see Mr. McMinn, I was in denial that I would have to have hip surgery. I pretended that it was just a twinge and when it became very painful and … Continue reading

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From Birmingham to Fuji

I have always led an active life playing football, squash and jogging. So, at the age of 29, I was shocked to find out the cause of my recurring groin strains was arthritis. I was told I would have to … Continue reading

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Taking Care of Business

Anthony’s Birmingham Hip Story… I am a businessman whose 43-year career has almost entirely been spent living in Asia but travelling constantly around the world. Sports ranging from running, tennis and golf to skiing and mountain climbing are an important … Continue reading

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Pain-Free and Active…

Financial Advisor Stephen Ross’s BHR Story… I was experiencing for several years in 2005 severe osteoarthritis in my left hip which nearly crippled me. This left me no choice but to seek the best possible medical advice that was available … Continue reading

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Tackling Hip Pain

Broadcaster & Ex Footballer Pat Nevin’s BHR Story… I started getting twinges just as I finished my football career aged 36. I had heard of Mr McMinn through the PFA and after seeing him he suggested I come back when ‘I couldn’t … Continue reading

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The C(limb)ing Enthusiast

Ian’s BHR Story… I’ve been climbing for almost as long as I can remember. I started at the age of ten and by my early teens I was hitching at weekends to the Lake District and living in Wall End … Continue reading

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