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A Swift Recovery

Having suffered from pain in my knee and then hips from the age of 45, I heard of the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing from my wife after she’d seen a programme on the television. So in 2000, at the age of … Continue reading

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From CA to the UK

Don Moseman Jr. travelled over from California for a BHR with Mr McMinn… Hi there! My name is Don Moseman Jr. and I’m a 49-year-old husband (22+ years) and  father of three, working as a mechanical engineer and the proud … Continue reading

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The Master Skier

Gianfredo’s BHR Story… I have been asked to contribute my story to help spread the word about hip resurfacing and I do it with great pleasure because hip resurfacing allowed me to spend these last 10 years with a very … Continue reading

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There’s No Harm in Looking

Teacher Nick Fenton-Smith’s BHR story… In 1989, aged 37, as a PE Teacher and sportsman, being told, “if you want to avoid a very early hip replacement, I suggest you think about changing your career – no more running and … Continue reading

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Changing the Channel

Jane had bilateral total hip replacements with Mr McMinn in 2007 & 2008. Here is her story… I had severe pain in both hips in my late 60s which gradually worsened. I live in Guernsey in the Channel Islands and … Continue reading

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Teacher Comforts

Deputy Head Teacher Mike’s BHR Story… In 1992, at the age of 43 I was first diagnosed with osteoarthritis in both my hips, with my right hip being significantly worse than my left. At that time I was still playing competitive … Continue reading

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Jumping in at the Deep End

Lorraine’s BHR Story… I had a right Birmingham Hip Resurfacing 8 years ago at the tender age of 36. I was an active person, walking, badminton, lots of golf, cycling, running, but these activities became impossible due to the pain … Continue reading

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Demonstrating the Possibilities

Computer Programmer Alan’s BHR experience… Hello, I’ve just got back from four days in the Scottish Highlands having done around 3,000 feet of rock climbing and 10,000 feet of walking up and down mountains. I’m pleased to say that I … Continue reading

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Hammer Them!

Financial Advisor Peter and his Bilateral BHRs… In 1996, at the tender age of 40, I was referred to an orthopaedic specialist by a sports injuries consultant, who suspected there was a problem with my ‘groin strain’ that wasn’t responding … Continue reading

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On The Right Path

The aptly named John Bone and his Birmingham Hip experience… “I’m amazed you could actually walk in here with hips like that” was the disheartening comment of my first specialist on seeing my X-ray back in 1995. As a relatively-young … Continue reading

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