Breaking records with a new hip

Mike’s Story

The power of innovation

Mike has recently broken his personal records for running both 5 and 10k. What’s remarkable isn’t that he is in his early 50s, but that 8 years ago he had a hip replacement.


Not the end of a sporting journey

Mike, who has represented the GB in age-related triathlon competitions, is a wonderful example, especially to active sportspeople worried about undergoing the procedure, that a hip transplant need not be the end of their sporting journey.

Mike developed osteoarthritis and underwent a total hip replacement at the Royal Surrey County Hospital.

Passionate advocate

He has become a passionate advocate for the procedure which he claims has exceeded his expectations.

He also recognises the importance of research funding to help patients like him benefit from new orthopaedic technologies that enable them to return to their former activity levels.

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