- 6 Year Update Jack’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Clarke 2010
- 7 Year Update Jack’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Clarke 2010
- Amie Prince BHR Dr. Clarke December 2007
- Chip Samperi’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Clarke 2007
- Chris Hip Resurfacing Dr. Clarke 2006
- Darlene Chissom’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Clarke 2009
- Dr. Clarke Hip Resurfacing Stories
- Jack’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Clarke 2010
- John H’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Clarke 2009
- Justermeister’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Clarke 2013
- Kim’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Clarke 2013
- Larry J Sheeler Hip Resurfacing Dr. Clarke 2007
- Linda Ward’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Clarke 2008
- Margie’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Clarke 2010
- Paul K’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing story with Dr. Clarke 2012
- Steve’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Clarke 2008
- Susan Compton LBHR Dr. Clarke October 2007
January 14, 2017 – I think my lack of activity in this forum could be viewed as a good thing. I don’t think about my hip resurfacing at all and haven’t in quite a few years. I have been living life as if it never happened, but of course it did. Right now I am 6 years out from the procedure and am very happy to have had it performed.
I recently have had knee troubles and have had to deal with that issue. It has brought prior experiences into my thought process. So, I was thinking about this site and what a tremendous help it was along with all of the people that contribute here.
LBHR Dr. Clarke October 2007Story Acquired by Vicky Marlow
I had hip resurfacing for my left hip in mid October of 2007. Four days ago I ran again – not very far of course and on a trail rather than hard concrete – for the first time in almost 20 years and it felt great!
I am completely pleased thus far with the outcome of my surgery. My surgeon was Dr. Michael Clarke in Syracuse, NY. I can enthusiastically encourage others to consider this procedure. I can now sleep comfortably on either side, I am gaining flexibility in my left hip that I have not had in years, and I have zero pain.
|Obtained by Patient Advocate Volunteer Vicky Marlow|
I always remembered the “shoes with the bar” that I wore to bed as a kid. I had no idea why I had to wear them, what I did know is that as soon as my parents went to bed, I would untie them and take them off. I grew up remembering the shoes, but with no real health issues, I didn’t ask questions as to why I wore them. As a kid I could never sit “criss cross applesauce”, but I had agility and strength abound – so I left the shoes behind me as a distant memory, never to be brought up again.All of that changed as a teenager. I had just graduated high school and started working a summer job at a local sports stadium. At night, when it was time to go home, my leg ached so badly
I am a physical therapist from Lake
Placid, NY. I had an insidious onset of right hip pain
approximately three years ago which gradually but
progressively intensified. X-rays revealed extensive
(bilateral DJD), and my local orthopod was all set to give
me a total hip replacement. I did an extensive amount
of research, and came across the resurfacing technique.
Intuitively it just made sense to preserve as much
natural bone as possible, so I consulted with Dr
Michael Clarke in Syracuse, NY. I had surgery on
2/28/07, and I am scheduled to have the L one done on
4/30/08. I had an excellent outcome on my R side, and
experienced a significant improvement in pain and
function. This past year I’ve been able to return to
cycling (road and mountain), hiking, fishing, hunting,
alpine and nordic skiing, and weight training… all
with no pain. I am confident the L side … Read the rest
John H’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Clarke 2009
January 4, 2009
Scheduled with Dr. Michael Clarke in Syracuse NY for LBHR this coming Wednesday, 1/7/09.
The Surface Hippy website has been very beneficial providing information. I will post results,
experiences, etc. as time goes on.
January 12, 2009
I am male age 47 with osteo in left hip. went home from hospital on Friday, 1/9. suffered nausea from the general anesthesia and swelling in thigh thatI ‘m am treating with ice. come off pain meds on Sunday, 1/11. well see how that goes. start inhome pt today 2x/week for 3 weeks. starting to feel better with each day.
January 26, 2009
3 weeks post-op, started outpatient PT, 6 wks @ 3x/week, walking with cane and will start working from home week of Feb 2nd. hardest part has been
the boredom of laying around the house and trying to keep busy. … Read the rest
Kim’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Clarke 2013
March 10, 2013
Well actually my boss who is an M.D. Had hers done by Dr. Clarke about 3 years ago and she is very happy with the outcome. It is weird because I was already his patient before I went to work for her and now find that he did hers also.
I have no reservations about him since he has been doing this for years. The hardest part for me was coming to terms that it won’t get better on it’s own. Now all that needs to be done is to stay psyched that this is just one hurdle to clear before I can start enjoying my formerly active lifestyle.
April 7, 2013
Well I made it through. I will say that the staff here at S. Joes, Syracuse, NY are wonderful. I went into the OR at 7:30am and … Read the rest
Jack’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Clarke 2010
May 21, 2010
My procedure went through without a hitch and I am now an official hippy!
On the day of surgery- the 19th
Checked in around ten. Was supposed to be there at ten thirty. The tool me back in no time and started getting me ready. My procedure was scheduled for twelve thirty but Dr. Clarke was running early. I had a consult with the anesthesiologist who gave me the option of general or spinal. I choose the spinal. Before you know it, I had kissed my wife and was on my way around 11. They had a bit of trouble getting the spinal injection in but finally they got it. That’s about the last I remember.
Next thing I knew I was awakened to the cute little assistants face with a huge smile and telling me that everything went well … Read the rest
Justermeister’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Clarke 2013
May 4, 2013
This is my first post after months of research on this website. As a matter of fact – I found my second opinion – and my surgeon from this website. Dr. Clarke.
A little back story on me – and my unique situation, I feel that others can gain from hearing my story due to my circumstances – so ill do the best I can to write this all in a way that could be understood.
Today – I am 31 years old – and currently 8 days post op from my second BHR hip replacement, performed on my right leg.
You heard right – 31 years old. The first thing I usually hear at my appointments after this statement is "your so young!!" … Thanks, but it really does get old hearing that after a while. I’ve always … Read the rest
Date of surgery: Wednesday March 17th 2010 (My 49th birthday)
Doctor Michael Clarke Right hip resurfacing
Check in Community General Hospital at 8:30 AM
First I talked to anesthesiologist about options. Usually they give
an epidural, but when I explained that I had had back surgery 6
years before for a bulging disk that affected my left leg and that
since the surgery some of the pain had remained. After having a new
MRI it showed that I had arthritis that now was affecting my lower
spine. During my back surgery they had tried to remove 6 benign
tumors, but were unable due to their location. He began looking
through my file. After finding the results of the prior surgery he
said that there was no way he would do the epidural due to the fact
that in the last two years they had found in studies that it would … Read the rest
After years of thinking I had a bad back, in the Sept. of 08, I found out I had a bad hip instead. With moderate degeneration I knew I had to have surgery. So I researched Hip Replacements on the internet. The Birmingham Hip Resurfacing popped up and I knew this was just what I needed.
I am a professional photographer and very active. I am also only 51 years old. I don’t run marathons or play tennis, but I work really hard and I need to move unrestricted to do my job right. So I met with Dr Clarke. We had to have a few extra things checked first, (I only have 1 kidney) there was concern about the ions and my kidney’s ability to excrete them.
My nephrologist did his research on the BHR and the ions and gave me the green light to have the surgery. I … Read the rest