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
Nine year update: X-rays look great. Chromium 1.6 ng/ml; Cobalt < 1 ng/ml.
Retired May 1, 2016. Skied at least 40 visits last winter. Playing racquetball during the winter/spring.
Bagged 6 blue grouse last spring. Bagged forked horn moose 10 days ago and packed entire moose out in quarters over 1/3 mile. Used combination sled over several inches deep water and backpack. Moose backstrap ate like tenderloin as moose … Read the rest
At age 67, the onset of osteoarthritis in my right hip was precipitous and debilitating. The chronic dull pain led to many sleepless nights and uncomfortable days. My wife (an internist) happened upon an article about BHR in one of her medical journals and suggested that I explore this procedure. After considerable self-study, I was convinced of the merits and advantages of BHR in lieu of the much more common … Read the rest
In July of 2006, a month before my wedding and in the first year of my thirties, I thought I pulled a muscle in my thigh. I let it drag on for about six months, continuing my usual recreational activities of golf, softball, and ice hockey. Finally in January of 2007 my wife forced me to see a doctor as my pain had progressed to significant locking in my hip, … 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
June 4, 2017
I just got a resurfacing 9 weeks ago from Dr. Palmer at Twin cities orthopedics. After much reading on this great site, and many others, I’ve come to realize that all surgeons are different, including their recovery advice, and all patients are different in their recovery process and timelines.
I’ve had somewhat of a hard time with my recovery, as I thought because I was athletic and … Read the rest
June 12, 2017
I celebrate my two year anniversary of RBHR on June 17! It was a tough recovery and a lot of work but overall it has been great…I can do things I have not done in a very long time and the pain in my hip is nothing like it was…nothing. Most of the time it is nothing. I really wanted to get … 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
June 28, 2016
The same surgeon who resurfaced my left hip 7 years ago, David Mayman at Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC, replaced my right hip 7 weeks ago.
I have not had a single issue with my hip since David Mayman resurfaced it. The only reminder I have is the metal detector at airports… Read the rest
June 23, 2009
May 4th 2009 I had my left hip done in Honolulu buy Dr. Mori. I was back at work in 14 days and have been blessed with a smooth recovery. I feel so good I have to restrain myself from overdoing activities I think I could do. The right hip is scheduled for late August.
October 20, 2009
I’m 158 days post left hip and 46 post … Read the rest
August 11, 2014
Had a BHR on my left hip last Sept 20. I had had arthritis from a previous hip fracture accompanied by severe IT/knee pain. Post-procedure, everything had been going extremely well–I was following the fairly conservative recovery program prescribed by my doctor (no lifting or weight training, no high impact for a year post surgery) and I felt really perfect, but all of the sudden one day … Read the rest