The last thing Robyn B. thought she would ever need was hip surgery. A world-class athlete, she’s always been in great physical shape – always in-training and ready for the next race. Robyn has competed in Ironman Triathlons and week-long, 600-mile Adventure Races in remote corners of the world. However, several years ago while competing in Scotland, her leg started to bother her. By the end of her race, Robyn was in a lot of pain. Back home, in San Diego, Robyn met with our orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Michael Kimball. He recommended a new procedure, Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) – perfect for active patients who suffer from hip pain. BHR preserves more of the natural bone structure and stability than traditional hip implants. Recovery time is quicker, which was important to someone like Robyn. She was back to work as a San Diego firefighter in five weeks. Just in time to help fight the fires during Firestorm 2007.