Good to hear that everything went smoothy for you!
May I ask how you finished up with this particular surgeon, through
relatives or friends perhaps?
Also, which make resurfacing did he use on you?
You were quite daring taking on two hips, but I suppose the need
called for this and then there aren't too many options! To your
knowledge, does Dr. De Gendt always do his bilateral operations a
week apart or was this just so for your case?
Ron van Mierlo
RH BHR 2007-01-23 Dr. De Smet
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> I went to Belgium for my hip resurfacings. My surgeon was Dr. Frank
> DeGendt at St. Remberts in Torhout, Belgium. I will be happy to add
> my name to his list but am not sure how to do that.
> I had the first surgery on Dec. 4th and the 2nd on Dec. 11th. I am
> walking very well now with one crutch, it could just as easily be
> cane, however I am not sure where I left it.The lateral stretching
> exercises are proving to be very helpful in my feeling like my legs
> belong to me. I have found a resurfacing surgeon here in
> where I live, willing to do my follow-up and just had my X-ray
> looks GREAT. I intend to drive my standard shift car this week,
> having gotten in my Honda and tried the pedals out to my
> satisfaction. YES..freedom again. I am not a homebody, so having my
> autonomy curtailed has been very difficult and is wearing very
> I still have some discomfort (mild pain) upon sitting due to
> posterior approach with exterior rotator muscles cut for access to
> joint. ALL in ALL, I am doing great. BTW, I am a 65 year old
> I was told here by three surgeons NOT to get resurfacing, but I now
> have two. I believe the odds are worth it and am thinking
> about my return to the world of Activity. I will not be crazy with
> new hips. They deserve being treated with TLC while not being
> unecessarily. I will avoid pounding on them, but will use and enjoy
> them. I love my new hips..Carole
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