Patients are looking for state-of-the-art surgical interventions offering optimal function and faster recovery - allowing them to preserve their active lifestyles.
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Christopher S: I had a normal life, I played sports, I jogged, but the pain started slowly. Eventually, something clicked in my brain something was wearing out and suddenly I had great difficulty walking. Dr. Marcus Michael: The hesitation at that time was really bad, so he was young I think the first time I have seen him, very active being a DJ. Christopher S: I have been told by other surgeons that I have to undergo surgery and they have to make a long cut and I wouldn't walk for half a year. I thought my life was going to change dramatically. Dr. Marcus Michael: And they always told him yeah might be you are too young and do you think you never going to have your activity again and might be can't even DJ and do you are going to have this big scar. Graham Isaac: The millennium patient was -- come together for several things around the turn of the millennium. I think there was a demand from the patients for more than just the traditional output about hip replacement. Paul Kurring: The patients became more internet savvy. They did lot of research. Dr. Marcus Michael: These are the real high demand active patients and they want to have exactly the same level of activity as they had at age of 18. Male Speaker: Collaboration right now between the industry and the surgeons is the most important thing. Male Speaker: The proximal hip is a new design of component, it is much smaller than a threshold component. Male Speaker: The thing is that with the proximal hip, once is in place the next step is to kind of restore the function, make sure the joint is completely stable, and with the ASR XL head, what you can do, is you can hook back a very anatomical approach for this. Male Speaker: It allows the surgeon to put in the components around the corner so he can work around the fiber. Male Speaker: If you come around the corner that means it is very suitable for minimally invasive procedures like the MicroHip procedure. Male Speaker: We don't cut a single muscle not the single tendon, and we even go in between of the nerves. Male Speaker: The doctors showed me this method of surgery once I heard about it. It was easy to decide to go ahead with it because my pain hadn't got any better. Male Speaker: So we did the surgery and he was feeling much better than few months before. Male Speaker: I have been told that the pain after the surgery is bad, but it is not true the pain before the surgery was far worse, you start to learn to live with your pain and then the pain disappears. Male Speaker: If you have had pain 24 hours a day for years and the pain is gone it's like being in paradise. Male Speaker: Now, I think now one year on -- he can ski, he can ride, he has a little baby so clearly a proximal hip has sorted out many of his problems. Male Speaker: Last year was the most successful year of my career and may be it was because I am no longer living in pain. I produced three CDs and I also became a father. Living a life free of pain, now I feel like I can do anything.