- Al’s hip resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2008
- Barista’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2012
- Bob Burnell’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2006
- Bob Burnell’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2006-2015
- Bryn Bilateral Hip Resurfacing Dr. Pritchett 2011
- Bryn’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2011
- Bryn’s hip resurfacing story with Dr. Pritchett 2011
- Buddy’s bilateral hip resurfacing Dr. Pritchett 2008
- Cat Friend’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2016
July 30, 2017
June 24, 2017
I am 4 days LBHR/Pritchett post-op and doing well. I have and am continuing to document my story here. Other’s stories helped me so much pre-surgery, I am hoping to pay it forward. Feel free to contact me directly if you have anything you want to discuss about HR, surgery, travel for surgery, etc.
April 29, 2017
I have had a bad left hip for almost four years now. I went in for knee pain, and low and behold, I was told it was my hip causing the knee pain. I used to play lacrosse and basketball and run. That all ended about 4 years ago. I was still able to do the treadmill till my right hip started to go as well.
Here … Read the rest
…I am now almost 4 weeks out. My recovery went as follows: 12 days crutches, straight to cane day 13, then you realize you can walk around without a cane. I went to my 2 week checkup without the cane. Mistake. Bit off more than I can chew. At the end of the day, I would have begged someone to give me a piggyback ride … Read the rest
My name is Don Kirk and I live in Fairbanks, Alaska. Last fall I discovered that my right hip would need replacing. I had received an injury to this leg when 5 years old and the doctors used a 4″ long plate to rejoin my femur. After 55 years this plate was overgrown with bone. My local doctor was hot to give me a THR but didn’t want to deal … Read the rest
BHR Hip Resurfacing with Dr. James Pritchett
I am submitting this journal for those who are contemplating hip resurfacing with Dr. James Pritchett at Swedish Orthopedic Institute in Seattle, WA. I am a 43 yr old male who has been very active all my life. Up until one year ago I was running 5k road races competitively and playing basketball at least three times a week. I have always enjoyed … Read the rest
February 08, 2008
I just got home from my surgery. I was under general anesthesia because he could find the “spot” (apparently spinals are very tactile) for a spinal.
Day one was pretty rough for my first round of physical therapy I could just barely sit up on the edge of the bed. For my second session on Day one I used a walker and sat in a chair for … Read the rest
This is my journal about my hip resurfacing decision, surgery & recovery. I hope it will be useful to other people making decisions about surgery for their hips.
Top Things Needed When Home from Surgery
I am a 59 year old male. I had my hip resurfaced on June 28, 2016 with Dr. Pritchett. I found the stories and other info on this site very useful when researching hip resurfacing. Therefore, I’ve decided to provide a brief account of my story with the hope that it might help someone decide what to do about their hip.
I live in Bozeman, Montana. Before my hip went … Read the rest
December 28, 2016 was my new hip’s 6 month anniversary. I celebrated by skiing 8 miles into the backcountry and climbing a 10,000’ peak. The snow was soft and irresistible for making turns. I finally decided to turn it loose on the downhills. It was a blast. I even took a fall on the new hip and nothing happened!
So that’s my story. So far, … Read the rest
Today’s date Dec. 4, 2016 – Surgery Date Nov. 22, 2016. Background: I’m a 57 year old who has experienced hip pain and resulting limitations for about 3 years. I’m active and enjoyed running, working out, skiing, scuba diving and hiking before the hip pain showed up. Although my hip pain wasn’t debilitating, it was preventing me from doing the things I had hoped to do in retirement (last year) … Read the rest