- 1 1/2 Year Update Blinky’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2015
- 2 Year Update Juno’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2013
- 4 year Anniversary for Chuck with Biomet from Dr. Gross
- 5 Year Anniversary for Sean’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2011
- 8 Year Update Chuck’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2008
- 8 Year Update John C’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2008
- 8 Year Update Mari’s Hip Resurfacing with
October 5, 2017
Backing up to march 21/13 I had my right hip resurfaced with Dr Gross – I was in the Ontario queue for hip resurfacing but due to bone on bone debilitating my life the line for dr Schemitsch was well over 2 yrs in the Toronto area. I was fortunate enough to be able to afford dr gross but it was a … Read the rest
June 17, 2017
I had L resurfacing done by Dr. Gross 5/10/2016. Of course everyone in my city (Austin, TX) advised me against it, even a ortho here in town that does them. Well it’s true that he couldn’t do my surgery anyway bcs I’m a tiny female. But once I read about Dr. Gross, I knew the trip to South Carolina would be worth it. So far my recovery … Read the rest
Jim’s Hip Resurfacing Story. Male, 64, healthy & athletic, low BMI (22.2), normal bone density
I had my left hip resurfaced on September 6, 2017 by Dr. Gross in Columbia, SC. So far, easy. I flew in from southern CA. Today is post-op day-4 and so far I’ve had no issues. All went according to plan: minimal discomfort (2-3 on scale of 10), some expected swelling, and two brief episodes … Read the rest
Update May 27, 2017 – I’m sharing my story because I know that there are others who are experimenting with what it is possible to accomplish physically with resurfaced hips. I have been a life long runner, although the only official race I ran was the Marine Corp Marathon in 1987 at age 30, time 3:14. I was running 7-9 miles on mountain trails when … Read the rest
Just posting for my (almost) 6 month post-surgery mark (I used 24 weeks because it came quicker :-))
Bottom Line: I couldn’t be happier.
To go back a year ago and recall all the hobbling and pain I experienced while trying to remain active, and then compare to how I feel now is simply hard to imagine. I’m doing activities that I haven’t done in *years*. … Read the rest
The short version is that everything is going well. I am running every other day up to 10K. My paces are getting faster. I swim four times a week and my strokes feel more natural and fluid, including the undulation of breaststroke and fly. I walk, lift, bend, jump, leap, do all the things a person does in every day life without a thought about … Read the rest
Stanley Frazier and Family
My name is Stanley Frazier. I am a 49 year old male who lives in Lexington, South Carolina. I had been living with severe pain in both my hips for over 10 years. I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis and was told I needed both my hips replaced. At the time I was seeing another orthopaedic doctor who advised me that I was too young for the … Read the rest
Dr Gross warned me yesterday that the pain might be at its worst day 3.
I woke up 3AM and had a lot of just trouble trying to move around a
little. The leg is a useless lump that complains loudly. Feeling a
little nauseous. Called for pain meds and got two oxycodone.
I was released from hospital last Wed afternoon by Lee. I told … Read the rest
I am just over 2 weeks post op from second half of Bilateral. The first week was definitely a challenge. I took the pain pills before I felt I needed them and that worked great, not much pain to deal with. I was a little unprepared for how useless my legs would be, a good deal of swelling even with the ice machine. I guess the big downside from Bilateral… Read the rest
I wanted to tell everyone of my great experience with Dr. Gross in Columbia, SC and the excellent care I received from his staff and the hospital staff. Everyone was extremely kind and caring. As I had never had any major surgery, I was very anxious prior to surgery.
I am 51 and consider myself active. I had been having groin pain for the last two years and have been … Read the rest
L-hip Biomet cementless Dr. Gross
Day before surgery, August 30, 2011
So today I headed out with my wife Evonne to Columbia for my pre-op and surgery on Wednesday. I’ve been having some second thoughts, since I’m still able to run on my hip, about whether this is the right thing to do. I keep telling myself that I can do the surgery or keep Advil in business.… Read the rest
30 years old. 11/11/2009 Left hip Biomet uncemented by Dr. Thomas Gross.
It has been exactly 7 days to the minute since I had my left hip resurfaced and I just walked my first mile so this seems like a good time to write this note. My story is similar to many of the stories on the Surface Hippy website. I could never thank Patricia Walter and all the other … Read the rest