March 30, 2015 – I am a former mountain bike racer and was racing at a very high level at one time. I still keep in top cycling shape and after 7 weeks, I am already at full strength on the bike and just 2 weeks ago, it seemed like an impossibility I would be this strong. Dr. Marchand laid out a timeline for my recovery and it was pretty … Read the rest
April 16, 2014 – I am 3 1/2 years post surgery. I had my left hip done. I took the first six months off for recovery. Started training in May 2011 and did my first competition in March 2012.
I am a black belt in BJJ. I have competed(after my hip resurfacing) a number of times at the Pans and World Masters without any problems … Read the rest
April 4, 2016 – Its about a tad over 8 months now and I am walking between 7 to 10 km a day, I feel that its the right distance for me.
October 26, 2016 – Tomorrow will be my 1 year anniversary of my right BHR with Ronan Treacy
Overall, I couldn’t be happier with the decision to have this procedure. I only discovered this site after the op and had some good fortune to arrive in Ronan’s hands but mostly this was due to the hard work, patience and support of my wonderful … Read the rest
Due to the long-term soft-tissue complications described above, now, almost a year after surgery, I’ve resumed intensive rehab, and still have a lot of work ahead of me. But I’m doing long hikes again, just accepting the pain on the assumption that it will gradually subside. Regarding Dr. Pritchett, I’ve been impressed with his accessibility and responsiveness from the beginning, and I believe that the … Read the rest
Update: October 6, 2016 : My retirement has been awesome thanks to these hips. If it wasn’t for HR, I’d be sitting, probably in a wheelchair, watching TV all day. Instead my wife and I travel all over, mostly to short distance triathlons. Hawaii, California, Florida, South Carolina, lots of local races. We are having a ball. This long run/hike was way out of my … Read the rest
October 6, 2016 – 5 years yesterday on my left BHR, doing extremely well. No issues with the implants, walk 20-25 miles/week motivated by keeping weight off to extend hip life, which has improved overall health measurably. Walk at just under 4mph consistently on hilly terrain. Managed to impact one of the devices really hard with the tip of shovel handle while cutting sod about … Read the rest
October 1, 2016 Update Last Saturday I was able to climb to the summit of Mt Elbert, the highest peak in Colorado at 14,439 feet. I have been working up to this challenge for about a year, but had failed in my two previous attempts. The ascent and descent took almost eight hours. I’m pretty slow. I still find it hard to believe that at … Read the rest
October 5, 2016 – I will offer my eleven month report:
Running. Two 5ks under my belt now. The second was a little faster, averaging 10:55mm. Subjectively, it felt much better, whether due to better pacing or just being further along I can’t say. No aches or pains whatsoever. I have settled into a three miles every other day pattern, with a long run of … Read the rest
October 3, 2016 – I just completed my 3rd Half marathon down now to 6 minute K’s with still some issues but getting there for an younger old fella it is great. I feel sorta normal. I have lost the pain when stopping after the 2 hours now as it used to hurt like hell in the hips but now that is settled in.