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BHR Patient Testimonials
Mark Edwards

Mark Edwards - Right BHR (July 1997)
First Ever BHR Patient

Mr McMinn's first BHR patient Mark Edwards came for his 15 year follow-up consultation in 2012. He regularly swims and skis commenting, "I'm delighted that my hip resurfacing has allowed me to lead an active lifestyle. There seems to be no deterioration in hip function 15 years on."

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Andrew Murray

Andrew Murray - Left BHR (Nov 1999)
Professional Golf, Tennis, Swimming

After enduring years of discomfort with a hereditary hip condition, a BHR helped Andrew Murray get back to the game he loves. "That I can swing a golf club completely and utterly pain-free is beyond my wildest dreams," he says. "The BHR has changed my life completely."

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Wagner Carrilho

Wagner Carrilho - Bilateral BHRs (1999)
Contestant on The X-Factor

Back in 1999, Wagner Carrilho relied on a walking stick to get from A to B. But Bilateral BHRs transformed him into the gyrating X-Factor contestant we know and love. "Today I can run for miles," he says. "I went back to karate. My life is normal and I owe that to Mr McMinn."

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Mike Mitchell

Mike Mitchell - Left BHR (Nov 2010)
Fitness Training, Sailing, Action Movies

Former Mr Universe turned movie star Mike Mitchell was thrilled by his speedy post-op recovery. "Amazingly, 4 days after surgery I really did feel full of energy. The [hip] pain had gone completely," he explains. He's now back to body building, sailing his yacht and making action movies.

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Nica Burns

Nica Burns - Bilateral BHRs (Nov 2002/Nov 2011)
Co-owner & CEO of six West End theatres

Nica Burns's strong work ethic and improved mobility have paved the way to huge successes in the theatre industry. "It's essential in what I do that I'm mobile," she comments. "The years following my first BHR have been the most productive and best years of my life so far."

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Jim Ryall

Jim Ryall - Bilateral BHRs (Sept 2000/Sept 2003)
Mountain Hiking, Skiing, Sailing, Tennis, Fitness Training

Ex-Marine Jim Ryall has been highly active since his bilateral BHRs. In 2012 he climbed Mount Aconcagua (22,830 feet) in Argentina. "Without a shadow of a doubt [it was] the hardest thing I've ever done," explains Jim. "We spent 16 days on the mountain and the hips were perfect."

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Andrew Murray

Roderick Drew Bilateral BHRs (Nov 2002)
Cycling & Marathon Running

Roderick Drew has always been a keen cyclist and runner. In 2012, he cycled 4,000 miles with the Olympic Torch, raising money for Macmillan. "Having my BHRs has been the most liberating thing imaginable," he says. "Not even the steepest hill makes me worry about the hips!"

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Jonah Barrrington

Jonah Barrington - Bilateral BHRs (July 1998/May 2001)
Six-Time World Squash Champion

Bilateral BHRs helped ex-professional squash player Jonah Barrington get back to full-time coaching. After being recommended the traditional hip replacement which was "not very encouraging," he was pleased to find a procedure enabling him to be "hugely active" following surgery.

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Peter Webb

Peter Webb - Bilateral BHRs (May 2001)
Marathon Running, Cycling, Gardening

Active patient Peter explains that by his early 40s, "All the running and triathlons had to stop because [my hips] were just too painful. Even normal family activities were starting to get difficult." Following his BHRs, however, Peter went on to complete the London Marathon in 2005.

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Lawrie McMenemy

Lawrie McMenemy - Bilateral BHRs (Nov 1999/Dec 1999)
Retired Professional Football Manager

Retired football manager Lawrie McMenemy's hip arthritis got to such a stage that, "I was walking along like Quasimodo some days!" he recalls. "Since I've had [my BHRs] I haven't had a twinge of pain." Lawrie is still active and healthy and plays regular golf.

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Maina Gielgud

Maina Gielgud - Right BHR (June 1999)
Professional Ballet Dancer

After a successful career as a ballerina, Maina Gielgud moved into coaching and directing. Her right hip deteriorated and she jokes, "It doesn't look good if a ballet coach is limping badly!" A BHR with Mr McMinn got her back to a pain-free, active lifestyle.

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Kerstin Palm

Kerstin Palm - Bilateral BHRs (May 1999/Oct 2004)
Former Olympic Foil Fencer

Fencer Dr Kerstin Palm was extremely sceptical of traditional hip replacements. With her BHRs she explains that, "I don't have to be afraid that the joint will dislocate. I can make every movement I want. I think long lunges in fencing would have been impossible with the Charnley implant!"

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Colin Tucker

Colin Tucker - Bilateral BHRs (Oct 2003/July 2008)
Professional Alpine Skier

After being, "Faced with the possibility of not being able to ski again," Colin was desperate to find a hip replacement that would allow him to get back to an active lifestyle. He explains, "In the end I chose the BHR procedure because it was the one that was fully researched and reliable."

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Desmond Turner

Desmond Turner MP - Right BHR (June 1998)
Former Labour MP for Brighton

Hip arthritis began affecting both Desmond Turner's private and professional life. "I couldn't run anymore. I couldn't fence anymore. If I carried a heavy briefcase, it was very painful," he remembers. Amazingly, "Within a week [of BHR surgery] I was back in my office."

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Mr MB

Mr MB - Right BHR (Feb 2003)
Active Orthopaedic Surgeon Running & Mountain Hiking

As a surgeon who operates with the BHR, Mr MB was drawn to the benefits of hip resurfacing. "I know from my own clinical experience that in more active patients a traditional hip replacement wears out," he explains. "Whereas the [BHR] seems to be as good as the initial hip joint."

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Stephen Ross

Stephen Ross - Left BHR (April 2005)
Ice Hockey, Squash, Golf, Tennis

Stephen Ross was quickly back to doubles squash following his left BHR, stating that, "My movement was amazing." At that time, Stephen comments his friends who'd had, "total hip replacements a year prior to me were only just coming off crutches!"

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David Stableforth

David Stableforth - Right BHR (Feb 1998)
Consultant Physician - Cycling, Mountain Hiking

After the onset of hip arthritis, David explains, "I couldn't walk, I couldn't sleep, I couldn't live my life properly at all." He had a BHR with Mr McMinn and, "within a short time it had completely revolutionised my life. [Now] I can do all the activities I ever used to do."

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Stuart Sharp

Stuart Sharp - Bilateral BHRs (Nov 1999/Jan 2008)
Squash Player/Coach, Private Pilot, Composer, Author

Stuart has been extremely active since his bilateral BHRs and has made a personal video following his second. His autobiography "The Angels" is published and had its official launch on March 9th 2012. For more information, please see www.angeli.tv .

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Phil Roberts

Phil Roberts - Bilateral BHRs (Aug 2000/Dec 2010)
Ex-Manchester City Footballer

On the eve of his second surgery, ex-Manchester City man Phil reflects on 10 years with his first BHR. "I was told that if I had a full hip replacement, I wouldn't be able to play football again," he says. "But since [the BHR operation] I've played 5-a-side and 11-a-side regularly."

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Colin Gittins

Colin Gittins - Bilateral BHRs (April 2006)
Football, Squash, Circuit Training

Keen footballer Colin was determined to play football again after his BHRs. "If I do ever mention to my opponents that I've got two metal hips, they're absolutely incredulous!" he says. "I consider myself one of the best bilateral hip replacement players in world now!"

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