July 10, 2010 I’ve been active in sports all my life. Since age 55 (I’m 62) I’ve been participating in masters racquetball and softball. I’ve won gold in both at a state and national level–up until 2008 that is… My right hip reached the point where I was, the month of June, walking with a cane and struggling with stairs. I looked at the beach where only a couple of … Read the rest
November 23, 2009
I’m now a hippie for one week. Here’s my story.
11-13 Met with Dr. Gross and Lee Web. Lee Webb said my left hip was one of the worst limitations of movement she had ever seen. 11-16 Day of surgery. The worst part by far is the anticipaction leading up to this day. We arrived at 8:00 am and went smoothly into admisson. They started an intravenous … Read the rest
Stepping Out by Dee Grider is an article about her hip resurfacing experience with Dr. Gross 2012 and why hip resurfacing is better than a total hip replacement.
Her article can be read here:
April 16, 2009 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 … Read the rest
March 29, 2008 I am just 3 weeks post op of having my right hip resurfaced by Dr. Gross in Columbia, SC. I don’t have any nightmare stories nor have any bad press for Dr. Gross’s procedure. Actually my experience has been very good and am recovering rapidly.
I am already walking unassisted around my house with little limp, mainly out of fear, though I still use the cane when … Read the rest
June 11, 2008 I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis at 28. I had uncemented resurfacing by Dr. Gross in May at the age of 35.
I had hip resurfacing with Dr. Gross on May 14. I’m 4 weeks post op today. I have been very happy with Dr. Gross. I was a little worried about hip resurfacing since it is a newer surgery. After talking to Dr. Gross, there was no … Read the rest
January 31, 2012 I am walking over 3 miles per day with my cane at 3 1/2 weeks post-op, feeling sore and my mind is running. I also don’t like meds. I am a Dr. Gross patient.
February 11, 2012 I am doing stretches where I let gravity be my “force.” I was severely limited in my ROM prior to surgery, so the muscles and tendons want to spasm now … Read the rest
Update May 24, 2016
I have taught and coached high level skiing for 46 years, the past 8 years on my resurfaced hip. Dr Gross encouraged me to ski on it, and I started skiing at six months post surgery. I have heard of people rarely having trouble with THRs when skiing; dislocations, femoral fractures. I have many friends including instructors, ski patrollers, and students who ski with THRs, and … Read the rest