October 11, 2007
Dr. James Verner did my surgery. Not sure how many he’s done, but in the Detroit area, he’s one of the more experienced with BHR and I would HIGHLY recommend him!!
I’m six weeks post-surgery today. I gave up any walking assistance (crutches/cane) after four weeks – about the time I started PT. PT is now three time a week. My only pain is from the muscles surrounding the incision and the hip area – but NOT the joint. I’ve been walking up to three miles daily (weather permitting). I still have stiffness after I’ve been sitting for a while, but it loosens right up. The strength is coming back slowly.
Bob in Michigan
08/30/07 RBHR – Dr. Verner
February 18, 2008
I was getting injections of SynVisc (hyalauronic acid?) directly into the hip joint every 4 – 6 months for about 4 years. It would help relieve the some of the pain and allow me to keep up with an active and athletic lifestyle, but it finally got to the point at age 51 that NOTHING helped anymore. I’m 6 months post BHR and could not be more pleased with my decision. I am PAIN-FREE (with the exception of a little "surgical" pain). I’m back to working out 5 times a week for up to an hour each (bike, elipticals, etc). Doc still won’t let me run or do any activities where there is impact, but I think he’s very conservative – which I like! I follow his orders. He says I can do whatever I want after 12 months – which is why I had the surgery. No better feeling than leaving the gym with no hip pain and no limp – and the same with getting out of bed in the morning. Go do it!!