Mary shares her story of how she feels after undergoing hip replacement and hip resurfacing and whether or not it has slowed her down at all.
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
December 21, 2016 – Well I am eight months out and did a jog/walk for 1.5 miles yesterday. That’s the first time I have jogged in 8 years. My HS hip felt great. I had some joint pain in the non HR hip after running, but not bad today.
I am feeling it in the muscles today as expected. I miss running, so I am … Read the rest
December 22, 2016 – I am a 4 yr Anniversary BHR here in Michigan. My Dr. was Phillip Schmitt. I am an Electrical Lineman. I climb utility poles and on a daily basis never even think about my BHR. Am totally happy. I had my Family Dr. CK my metal counts last visit. And is super low.… 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
…All in all the surgery and recovery has gone very well. I have been very impressed with everyone at Proliance, Dr. Pritchett’s practice, and the folks at Swedish. Plus, I have so much confidence in Dr. Pritchett that I know my surgery was done as well as it could have been done. He is so knowledgeable in this area having worked with one of the … Read the rest
December 8, 2016 Update
I have been away from the site for 5 plus years… It’s like I never left…
Then the resistance to HR was very evident by the THR community.
I had had a very bad bone on bone for years, my wife of 50+ years (great years) was in chemo for lymphoma.. when she passed.. I went 2200 miles west to Dr … 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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