I live in Williamson and on Aug. 20, 2008 I had a HR done by Dr. Gross. I just had my 1yr. checkup and everything was fine. My wife was a nurse for 32 years and she said that Dr. Gross was one of the most impressive doctors she had ever met. It is amazing that you do not realize how bad you are until after the surgery and how … Read the rest
It’s done. Got a little sleepy in pre-op. I remember being moved to the OR table, noting that it was firm and comfortable, and feeling that the temperature was cold.
Next thing I remember I was lying in a different bed and asking when the surgery was going to be, only to find out it was done. Damn, I missed the whole thing!
I am perfectly comfortable and pain free. … Read the rest
November 26, 2010
I’m one month out with the Biomet device installed by Dr. Gross. So far my recovery is, in one word, unbelievable!
I’m age 55 and my resurfacing was due to an accident during a triathlon, I was run over by one of the “safety marshals” that ride around on the motorcycles during the bike leg. Anyway, enough about that. Up to that point a little over a … Read the rest
December 13, 2010 I’m happy to report that my right hip surgery is now in the books. The staff at the hospital has been great. They are all very friendly and willing to help out with anything I need.
My surgery was at 9:00 this morning. I was Dr. Gross’s second surgery of the day. I like the idea of being second. It gives the doctor a chance to get … Read the rest
This is my first post but I have been following this site since last year. I chose my doctor from all the posts and advice from this site. I do want to thank all of you for your stories and information. I’m very please with my new hip and recovery has gone well.
To shorten my story I’m a 48 year old that has played sports all my life. My … Read the rest
December 9, 2009 Ah, yes, the bed-and-sleeping breakthrough showed up yesterday. I was able to get my leg into the bed unassisted, and I actually did sleep on the affected side for a short time last night. Sleeping on the unaffected side has been increasingly more comfortable, which I’m happy about since I am a side sleeper, too.
I don’t need stitches out at all.
Yes, I’m a ‘sporty’ type. … Read the rest
April 22, 2008 I am a 37 yr old who got diagnosed with Osteoarthritis. No one has answers as to why just that it must be hereditery. I was adopted so I’ll never know I suppose. But anyway here is my story. About 2 yrs ago I started having pain in my left hip, went to dr. who referred me to ortho. MRI and x-rays confirmed it was osteoarthritis. I … Read the rest
I’m 3 weeks out from surgery with Dr. Gross. Here are my tips for you:
Crutches/Cane During your pre-op appt. with Dr. Gross the day before your surgery, the tech will come in and fit you for crutches. So, you don’t have to worry about getting crutches ahead of time. You will want to get a cane to start using at some point during your recovery. I used two crutches … Read the rest
October 25, 2011 I am a 44 y.o. mom of three. I was fine until a couple years ago and then started feeling pain in my left hip that radiated down my leg. I assumed it was sciatica and my GP didn’t disagree so off to PT I went. That helped and for a while the pain was gone. Then fast forward to this past February when it came back … Read the rest
October 14, 2011 Two weeks today with a Biomet resurfacing of Right Hip. Currently an airline pilot, and have been running forever. I have a history of OA in knees with surgery on each knee for meniscus tearing/fraying. Hip was never more than a stiffness issue, or so I thought. Very uncomfortable following a half marathon race in March 11. Did not resolve so did lots of stretching and 2 … Read the rest
March 27, 2011 I am 56 years old and I just had my HR done with Dr. Gross (March 23) and there were a couple of surprises. The first surprise was that I now have one leg (mildly) longer than the other.
The other surprise was Dr. Gross’ comment that only about half of his patients will reach a point where they will not notice the device at all. He … Read the rest
50 year old home school mom of five, not an athlete but very flexible since I did acrobats as a kid. Finally diagnosed with labral tear and oa after 5 years of pain, rom loss and unexplained buckling. Arthroscopic repair ruled out by 2 doctors. Local Ortho doc said I wasn’t ready for THR. Thank God for this site and new choices, I found Dr. Gross of SC.
May 23, … Read the rest