I was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in both hips at age 33. I am now 41. Pain got to the point I could no longer golf midway through last season (2008). Golf is one of my favorite activities. I gave up running completely over 2 year ago. Running was a passion of mine. I ran several marathons from 1999 to 2001. I could no longer go on walks with my wife … Read the rest
February 23, 2011 I had suffered with pain in my right hip for a couple of years. It came and went and was a nuisance more than anything else. The pain would come on for a week or two and was EXTREMELY SEVERE. The pain was not related to movement and would hurt when just sitting or standing. Then it would go away completely for months. Looking back on it, … Read the rest
November 30, 2009 My right hip was resurfaced with the Birmingham appliance/method; I am scheduled for the left hip in 5 weeks (12.29). I was “suffering” with hip issues for several years; but just counted it as normal pain from running and tennis; and racquetball before that. I was an avid racquetball tournament player for 20 years; and I figure that had as much to do with my hips “going … Read the rest
July 4, 2010 I had my right hip resurfaced in February 09. Perhaps looking back I was a bit hasty to get back jumping but I did my first skydive 9 weeks after the op. Ive done about 50 or so jumps since then. I also cycle quite a bit and completed a 72 mile ride last month. The wierd thing is though that I find I cannot run. After … Read the rest
My surgery was at St. Joes in Colorado by Drs. Gargaro and Swenson. So far, so good. I’ll be throwing on diving gear in a couple weeks.
August 4, 2012 I hit one year on June 9th 2012, and my hip is performing beautifully. I have some stiffness in the groin and periformis, but nothing that impedes my activities. I had planned on taking it a bit easy at work … Read the rest
May 9, 2008 I am 34 year old male and just had my hip resurfaced in Hattiesbug, MS. I am 2 days post-op and already feel better. My doctor is Richard Conn and he used the Cormet Hip Device. I cant say enough about how wonderful he and his staff have been. I have been to PT 3 times and it has been better each time. My first time was … Read the rest
Just wanted to thank the organizers of this discussion group and contribute my own success story. After 3 years of increasingly excruciating left-hip pain (after years of basketball, running and skiing, not to mention a family predilection of osteoarthritis), I finally got the diagnosis. I’m glad I waited as long as I did. I learned about hip resurfacing and actually found a surgeon who was a 25-year veteran of THR … Read the rest
January 26, 2011 First of all, thanks to Pat for putting this site together and to all who post here. I found this site to be extremely helpful and comforting as I went through my journey. I fully intended to post earlier and then with my progress but I became busy with recovery.
I am 49 year old male who has been very competitive in sports since childhood. Played lacrosse … Read the rest
March 29, 2010 I had the BHR put in my right hip on 3/23. I am 41 year old male, and a competitive cyclist. Dr. was Creg Carpenter out of Chelsea, MI. The incision is 8 inches long, and he went in from the side (latererly). S&N device. I was in the hospital for 3 days, and stopped pain pills (except tylenol) when I came home. Here are the major … Read the rest
June 24, 2009 I had hip resurfacing June 4 by Dr. Andrew Carter in Newport News, Virginia, using the direct anterior approach. I was his tenth resurfacing patient even though he has been doing thps with this approach for many years. No muscles are cut. they are only retracted with this technique.
I went home the next day. I used a walker for four days, switched to a cane and … Read the rest
December 7, 2008
On 11/18, I had the RBHR. After the numbness wore off, I realized the biggest pain was inside my leg about 8 inches long between my knee and groin. It seemed something had been strained or torn during the surgery. This has decreased greatly, but, for the past few days, my ankle on the operated side, feels like it is bound and so tight, it is very … Read the rest
Left for surgery at 7:30 am – forecast of snow had us on the road earlier just in case. Uneventful ride to Newton-Wellesley however.
Arrived at N-W at about 9:30 checked in for the surgery, and waited till about 10am for the first papers to sign, then was taken to the pre-op room. Pre-op room – typical stuff, IV (why she put it in my right arm is what I’m … Read the rest