I wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you did on my left hip. After doing some research, I contacted you regarding the Birminham Hip procedure, and had the resurfacing done on October 16th 2009. In 2005, I had a complete hip replacement on my right hip, which was before the Brimingham hip was approved in the U.S.
The total hip replacement procedure did have a smaller incision, but I had considerably more post operative pain. It took me about 2 months to get where I am now with the Birmingham hip, (less than a month post op). My joint mobility is progressing nicely with physical therapy. I am walking one half to mile per day. I still take a cane along in case I get tired, but I don’t need it.
I have been taking Tylenol for pain relief since I got out of the hospital. With the toal hip, I needed narcotic pain relief for the first 10 days I was home, which led to less exercise and a longer recovery period. I am very pleased with the results of the Birmingham hip procedure. I also want to send a personal endorsement for the outstanding care I have received from you and your staff. The entire experience far exceeded my expectations.
From the pre-operative consultation where you provided a wealth of information, including your well put together web site, to the surgery itself, and the post operative care, each part of the process has been handled with the patient in mind.
I am very fortunate that I had excellent results with both my total hip, and so far, with the Birmingham procedure. I would highly recommend that anyone considering hip replacement take a look at the Birmingham hip as an option. Of course, in any case, they should pick Boulder Orthopedics and you, Dr. Rector, to do whatever procedure they choose.