January 8, 2017 – In June, 2015, about three years after my HR, I did a tandem jump. It was my first skydiving experience ever. I didn’t even think twice about my hip for this. After running a marathon, skiing, playing ice hockey, long jumping, and sprinting it didn’t even occur to me that there’s be anything special to worry about for this.
Its now 30 months Post Op, [7/7/2014] and everything is just great with my hip. I have no worries or problems doing Triathlon, so long as I keep it to Standard Olympic Distance/Sprint Distances only.
Swimming and Biking pose no issues, but once I start running in excess of 12km, whammo, the pain starts to arise. Any thought of doing a Half Ironman is “out the back-door”. I find I … Read the rest
January 2, 2017 – Just wanted to share an update. I am a bilateral resurfacing with Dr Su. I am a year and 10 days out and climbed(hiked) Mt Greylock in Massachusetts on 12/31/16. Deep snow which required some post hole-in. Tired and sore(except the hips) handled it much better then the other fifty year olds did.
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
http://www.BaylorScottandWhite.com/Ortho – “I’d never want to consider a life without activity,” says avid runner and biker Gary Derheim. But a hip fracture nearly brought his sport to a screeching halt.
At Baylor, Gary was treated with an advanced, new procedure called hip resurfacing. “Before the procedure,” he says, “they spent a lot of time talking to me about options, what was important to me. You
December 26, 2016 – Life seems to be a never ending story of learning and trying to achieve certain goals in life – or get back to a normal “you” or to try and fit back into society.
I had my bilateral resurfacing April 2015 and most has gone well. Although I am not fond of the scars and appearance the functionality and pain has … Read the rest
December 14, 2016 – Time continues to positively fly by and I am still incredibly pleased with my new chrome parts.
Starting about the 6 month mark I began increasing the intensity of my mountain biking and spin bike training. While I’m definitely not back to 100% strength I feel like I’m heading in the right direction and feel like my progress is accelerating. I’m … Read the rest
7 Year Update – December 18, 2016
Seven years and three months post op for a Right BHR.
Have had no issues. Blood metals are now decreasing. Could not be happier. I wrote an article post op, seven years ago detailing my then short but successful journey. I am now back mountain biking and have no issue completing 60-70 km per ride.
My surgeon, Dr. … Read the rest
Four years later and my hip still continues to improve. This year was a big improvement for my resurfaced hip toward a more natural function and feel.
But, this did not happen without a renewed effort.
In my first year post op I was able to return to playing soccer. After that I lost focus on continuing to work on my hip range of … Read the rest
I am just over one year removed from right hip resurfacing surgery (BHR) performed by Dr. Anton Plakseychuk at UPMC Magee in Pittsburgh, PA. I have been hesitant to report, because it has only been a year, but the results have been so dramatic, that I feel the need to let others know, that at least some of us have been able to return to … Read the rest
One Year Update
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