How many years did this report cover? Could it include stats of the
20 years ago device? Are the reasons for failure listed?
On 1/26/08, John &/or Jacqueline Hullar <jhullar@sbcglobal.
> Hi All,
> I am faced with a written report from one of the local
> TIP TOP hip docs (Dr McGann, SF) I consulted with
> which totally disparages HR.
> (Parenthetically, I went into this practice to get a
> check on the condition of my hips with brand new
> xrays, and to ask if they would support me in SF if
> had a resurf done outside of SF, and whether there
> were any HR surgeon(s) they would recommend/like to
> work with..)
> The worst I was expecting was--" oh, we won't have
> anything to do with patients operated on by other docs
> or out of the area."
> Instead, I got read the riot act about how HR is a
> bunch of quackery!
> it is disheartening, discouraging, and makes me wonder
> what to think... How can he be missing what is going
> on as per this site?? Or what/whom am I to
> He says that he is watching the HR stats in SF or Bay
> Area (I am not sure if he means procedures performed
> here, or people living here who have been resurfaced)
> and says that 6 out 22 have failed...
> He also states that there has been a recent surge in
> resurfs in Australia, and it has dropped off...
> He states that males with large hip bones and no AVN
> are the only population that seems to do well with
> Yes, yes, I know that this kind of experience is
> common, but it is still astounding to me how utterly
> POSITIVE he is about what he said to me. He is totally
> and unredeemably AGAINST resurfacing pf the hips.
> He also states that he thinks that THR's should now
> last 30 years!
> I got over the emotional impact of the appointment in
> about 24 hours, and have been back on track working
> towards a resurf BUT I just received the 6 page
> written report with a very smug note from my regular
> doctor, saying how successful the consultation seems
> to have been... Now I am feeling pretty insecure about
> all this again.
> I really do not have many places to turn in SF- I will
> lose this GP, whom I love in all other ways, if I get
> a resurf. It took me five years to get into her
> practice, which is exactly the opposite about
> everything else: cutting edge, looking at alternative
> medicine, etc.
> And where will I turn if I DO have a complication?
> Or need help after the surgery in any way?
> So this post is somewhat just me ventilating, but if
> anyone could offer some suggestions, explanations,
> Is there some study out there I do not know about
> discrediting HR???
> Cheers to you all. Clearly I admire you all for your
> "Courage"= I am feeling pretty spooked right this
> jackie pre-op sf
> jacqueline collins hullar
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> san francisco, ca 94118
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