October 14, 2011 Two weeks today with a Biomet resurfacing of Right Hip. Currently an airline pilot, and have been running forever. I have a history of OA in knees with surgery on each knee for meniscus tearing/fraying. Hip was never more than a stiffness issue, or so I thought. Very uncomfortable following a half marathon race in March 11. Did not resolve so did lots of stretching and 2 … Read the rest
March 27, 2011 I am 56 years old and I just had my HR done with Dr. Gross (March 23) and there were a couple of surprises. The first surprise was that I now have one leg (mildly) longer than the other.
The other surprise was Dr. Gross’ comment that only about half of his patients will reach a point where they will not notice the device at all. He … Read the rest
50 year old home school mom of five, not an athlete but very flexible since I did acrobats as a kid. Finally diagnosed with labral tear and oa after 5 years of pain, rom loss and unexplained buckling. Arthroscopic repair ruled out by 2 doctors. Local Ortho doc said I wasn’t ready for THR. Thank God for this site and new choices, I found Dr. Gross of SC.
May 23, … Read the rest
July 10, 2010 I’ve been active in sports all my life. Since age 55 (I’m 62) I’ve been participating in masters racquetball and softball. I’ve won gold in both at a state and national level–up until 2008 that is… My right hip reached the point where I was, the month of June, walking with a cane and struggling with stairs. I looked at the beach where only a couple of … Read the rest
November 23, 2009
I’m now a hippie for one week. Here’s my story.
11-13 Met with Dr. Gross and Lee Web. Lee Webb said my left hip was one of the worst limitations of movement she had ever seen. 11-16 Day of surgery. The worst part by far is the anticipaction leading up to this day. We arrived at 8:00 am and went smoothly into admisson. They started an intravenous … Read the rest
Stepping Out by Dee Grider is an article about her hip resurfacing experience with Dr. Gross 2012 and why hip resurfacing is better than a total hip replacement.
Her article can be read here:
April 16, 2009 I am just over 2 weeks post op from second half of Bilateral. The first week was definitely a challenge. I took the pain pills before I felt I needed them and that worked great, not much pain to deal with. I was a little unprepared for how useless my legs would be, a good deal of swelling even with the ice machine. I guess the big … Read the rest
March 29, 2008 I am just 3 weeks post op of having my right hip resurfaced by Dr. Gross in Columbia, SC. I don’t have any nightmare stories nor have any bad press for Dr. Gross’s procedure. Actually my experience has been very good and am recovering rapidly.
I am already walking unassisted around my house with little limp, mainly out of fear, though I still use the cane when … Read the rest
June 11, 2008 I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis at 28. I had uncemented resurfacing by Dr. Gross in May at the age of 35.
I had hip resurfacing with Dr. Gross on May 14. I’m 4 weeks post op today. I have been very happy with Dr. Gross. I was a little worried about hip resurfacing since it is a newer surgery. After talking to Dr. Gross, there was no … Read the rest
January 31, 2012 I am walking over 3 miles per day with my cane at 3 1/2 weeks post-op, feeling sore and my mind is running. I also don’t like meds. I am a Dr. Gross patient.
February 11, 2012 I am doing stretches where I let gravity be my “force.” I was severely limited in my ROM prior to surgery, so the muscles and tendons want to spasm now … Read the rest
Update May 24, 2016
I have taught and coached high level skiing for 46 years, the past 8 years on my resurfaced hip. Dr Gross encouraged me to ski on it, and I started skiing at six months post surgery. I have heard of people rarely having trouble with THRs when skiing; dislocations, femoral fractures. I have many friends including instructors, ski patrollers, and students who ski with THRs, and … Read the rest
February 17, 2010 Dr. Della Valle resurfaced my right hip on 12/18/09. Tomorrow will be 2 months and I feel great. I can put my socks on, tie my shoes and even clip my toe nails. I would think he has way more than 100 by now as he is in great demand. I had to wait 6 weeks to see him and another 2 months for the surgery. He … Read the rest