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
October 24, 2007 I live in Jupiter Florida and had my resurfacing done by Dr. Vince Fowble, who I found on thanks to your web page. I have also had discussions with Paul who posts occasionally onto this site who also had resurfacing done by Dr. Fowble.
I can personally vouch for Dr. Fowble who operates at the Jupiter Medical Center about 2 hours to the north of Miami. Had … Read the rest
October 22, 2010 Dr Arno Smit did both of my surgeries. I feel so much less pain than I did before the surgeries that for me, returning to work was not only possible but much easier than before. It has taken lots of rehab to get to this point but there isn’t anything for my job that I am not capable of doing. I am currently in the hospital one … Read the rest
Read more of Ed’s Story here http://ironman4youth.blogspot.com/2012/09/fighting-to-starting-line.html
March 17, 2011
Surgery successful. Was able to bet BHR. AVN not pitala major issue. 4 hours total. Got spinal tap and didn’t feel a thing
March 19, 2011
Second day is so much better. used walker up and down hallway. Pain is about a 6 when i try to move, Feels find laying down or sitting. Catheter removed yesterday, met with Social … Read the rest
April 02, 2011 I had my right hip resurfaced by Dr. Kenneth Kress at Resurgens in Atlanta yesterday morning. Since I was able get around with a walker and do stairs, Dr. Kress gave me the option of going home that same evening. The majority of his total hip patients and many of his hip resurfacing patients are given this option and do well.
This morning I felt good, but … Read the rest
October 7, 2009 I had my surgery in the Bronovo Hospital in Den Haag, Netherlands on 2 October 2009. Components were Zimmer 56 mm Femoral Component into a 62 mm Acetabular component on my left hip, they look huge on the x-ray!
Post surgery my Dr (Hr Steenmeyer) described what he had found; it seems that my hip had developed incorrectly following childhood trauma and had effectively been going bad … Read the rest