July 24, 2016 Birthday boy today, so decided to treat myself to a come back race. Entered in the vets class at The Fast Eddy xc series and came away with a nice 4th place. A very testing and fast 15 minute lap was laid on,comprising of a MX track, fast open fields and a very technical and rough forest. After 2 1/2 hours my … Read the rest
Celebrated my 8 years on my Left BHR by riding 350 miles on my bicycle. Rode from Pittsburgh, PA to D.C. in 6 days on the Greater Allegheny Trail and the C & O Trail. I also have a BHR on my right side which is 3-1/2 years old.
Both hips felt great and preformed well. My only pain was the blisters on my … Read the rest
11 month post Hip resurfacing update
I am a 63 year old retired British anaesthetist living in France, and a keen Triathlete.
In June 2015 I had a left hip resurfacing performed by Prof Julien Girard in Lille, France.
Last weekend, almost eleven months to the day, I completed my first Triathlon since the operation. It was only a sprint distance and definitely not a … Read the rest
…I’ve started running again. I tried once I was cleared after the surgery but I don’t think my hip was strong enough at that point. And truthfully I’m terrified after being told twice before I could run. I did lots of hiking instead for a while. But Dr. Mont is confident that if I keep doing my hip exercises (leg lifts for front, back and … Read the rest
May 18, 2016
18 months post-op that all is going really well and that my metal hip is probably the best bit of me!
Running is getting better all the time, still not doing major mileages in training because my natural hip can get ‘limpy’ but speed is improving with intervals and treadmill work, current PBs are 23:07 for 5k and 48:11 for 10k (last … Read the rest
April 20, 2016
Hey there hippies, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted here, mostly because my new hips are doing so well I rarely think about them. My left hip is now 13 months old, my right hip 15 months, and both are doing great.
This past weekend I returned to skydiving, with a couple jumps and no problems. Tomorrow I’m going on a couple days backpacking trip, and in … Read the rest
…Danny Witt was 28 when he first found out he had arthritis in his hip. The Ponte Vedra Beach tennis coach learned to live with the pain, but it progressively became worse.
Now at age 43, he opted for a unique approach (hip resurfacing) with Dr. Brett Frykberg, orthopedic surgeon at Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute, that would allow him to keep more of his own hip bone … Read the rest
Michael Puertas has been playing squash for three decades, racking up an impressive record. Then three years ago, pain in his right hip began to wake him up at night. He knew surgery was inevitable but he didn’t want to give up squash…
…Dr. Robert Barrack suggested an alternative to traditional hip replacement called hip resurfacing…
…Ten months after the surgery, Michael Puertas won the U.S. … Read the rest
Since his left BHR hip resurfacing procedure Ron has not skipped a beat!
Scuba diving, tai chi, road biking, and downhill skiing are all activities that he is back out enjoying pain-free.
“Since undertaking my hip resurfacing surgery, I have participated in more than 200 scuba dives in all kinds of conditions and locations, and attained a PADI Divemaster rating through extensive training and testing.
I have ridden my road … Read the rest
Don’t miss Ron A’s hip resurfacing story. His BHR is 10 years old. He is still going strong with 200+ scuba dives in all kinds of conditions and locations, and attained a PADI Divemaster rating through extensive training and testing.
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February 26, 2016
I am now a solid 19 months Post Op, July 2014, so its time for the update and antics I have been up to, plus results.
After an extremely careful, dedicated and slower than the norm recovery, I then ventured back onto the Triathlon “race track”, in December 2015.
First up was a near Standard Distance race of 1:300-36km-10km. I survived pretty … Read the rest