I had my right hip done by Dr. Gross on 1/11/2011. Other than running, I’ve returned to every activity I’ve ever done, and honestly don’t even think about my hip 99.9% of the time. Anyone reading this who’s on the fence……just consider what you want the next 5 years to be like. I was 44 at the time I had mine done, and realized that … Read the rest
I recently realized that my 10 year anniversary of my hip resurfacing is here! I had my left hip resurfaced by Dr. De Smet in late 2007. About five years ago, I had my metals level checked and sent the results to Dr. De Smet…his reply was that it looked like my hip would be fine for at least 100 more years (metals levels were … Read the rest
December 13, 2017
When I first learned I needed a hip replacement I was 46. I thought I was too young and tried waiting it out. I started looking for alternatives other than a full hip replacement. My journey took me to first getting a cortisone injection. This did nothing for me other than have the experience of getting an injection in my groin. Next I started doing Bikram yoga … Read the rest
December 20, 2017
I had my left hip hip done in 2005 by Dr. Myron Stachniw in Galesburg, Il., and the left hip the following year. Aside from the occasional flare up of bursitis in my left hip, I have remained very active. My left hip is a resurf. The right hip is a large femoral ball hip replacement.
I have been baffled at all the bad press resurfs have … Read the rest
2 Year Update December 21, 2017
A much overdue report on my experience with Dr. de Smet and my new right Conserve + hip. I don’t wish to repeat all of the good information already available on this site, but let me say that it has been an invaluable resource and I have referred many locals to it after they have seen my progress in the gym and at at … Read the rest
I am a 47 yr old extremely active male and former D1 college hockey player. For the last 3-4 years I have been suffering for hip flexor and groin pain. I just thought is was muscle/tendinitis pain from my deadliest, squats, running and skating. I visited a Orthopedic specialist about year ago for what i thought was a sports hernia. I was informed I had OA in both hips. My … Read the rest
December 8, 2017
I am a firefighter/paramedic/inspector in Los Angeles who suffered OA and the avulsion of a large chunk of acetabular cartilage in my right hip over 15 years ago. This left me in debilitating pain for over a year, when I was finally able to get a debridement of the loose bodies and torn cartilage. That improved my condition to what I considered 90% of normal for a … Read the rest
Great to see the some of the H1 patients reaching a 3 month time point!
November 11, 2017 – It is the eighteenth anniversary of my right side BHR being implanted. It has been well used, is still playing tennis several times a week and has improved my quality of life beyond measure.
The left side one was four years last month – also doing fine.
I post this because I guess it is one of the oldest that are mentioned … Read the rest
December 4, 2017 – Fifth year still had some nice improvement (believe it or not).
This also marks my fifth season back playing soccer. Every season I’ve had little nags here and there (Achilles, hamstrings, calfs, etc) but the hip has been injury free. When my conditioning wanes a bit in off season I can get that “achy” feeling after an hour or so playing. But … Read the rest
November 29, 2016
I have about a week before my surgery next week. I’m a 49 year old female, born with hip dysplasia. I’m an avid rower and a cyclist and I’ve had bone-on-bone arthritis for at least two years. I was able to ride and row all season, and even got in one of each over the holiday weekend, which I’m happy about.
If it weren’t for this site … Read the rest