Bryan J’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Rogerson 2007
An injury at age 24 started the journey toward this athlete’s BHR surgery 20 years later.
"I am currently more flexible and active now than I was in my twenties and thirties."
"When I was 24 years old and very active and athletic, I popped my right hip out when I was skiing. The bursa ruptured and it was bone on bone. By the age of 26, I had already lost significant mobility and had increased pain. I went to a few orthopedic doctors and they all told me to live with it as long as I could, and to be prepared for a hip replacement at a very young age. Twenty years later, the pain and mobility were almost unbearable. I met an acquaintance from Madison that told me about Dr. Rogerson. In 2007, when I was 44 years old, I wrote a letter to Dr. Rogerson explaining the problem I was having with my right hip. In my letter, I was basically begging for help, explaining that I would be happy to be able to wake up not feeling like a hundred year old man, and I would be satisfied if I could do basic things, like tie my shoes or play kickball with my children.
In my profession, I have had contact with literally hundreds of physicians. When I met with Dr. Rogerson on August 1, 2007, I was immediately impressed with his caring attitude and great bedside manner. I had done my research ahead of time, and I knew that he was at the cutting edge (no pun intended!) of hip resurfacing in this country. When I left his office, I felt that I had met the right man and staff to help me. I had my right hip resurfaced on August 20, 2007. I followed Dr. Rogerson’s advice/rehab directions explicitly, and have never regretted it since.
I am currently more flexible and active now than I was in my twenties and thirties. I feel indebted to Dr. Rogerson and his caring staff for the quality of life I now enjoy. In closing, I would like to tell anyone who is thinking of having a hip resurfaced, that as good a physician as Dr. Rogerson is, he’s a better man. You will never find a team that cares more for the outcome of their patients than Dr. Rogerson and his staff."
With Sincere Gratitude from,
Bryan J. and Family