I wanted to take the time out to thank you so much for your informative web site.
A year ago, I was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis and was told that I needed a THR. Well, as a young 45 active male use to being active until the pain took over, I scheduled the THR.
However, when I started researching I came across your site www.surfacehippy.info . That is when I found Dr. Mont in Baltimore, a 2 hr drive up the road. Needless to say, I did my due diligence and watched all of the interview videos and read numerous patient stories. All from your site.
Well, after going through Dr. Mont’s physical therapy program, I made the decision that my osteoarthritis was progressing for the worse and that surgery was needed. So in late August, the surgery was done.
I am happy to report that the day after surgery I took no pain meds. Simply stated, the pain prior to surgery far exceeded the surgical pain. More important, after my 5 week appointment at Dr. Mont’s office, I was cleared for Physical Therapy. It was 3 weeks after the therapy that I was back in the woods bow hunting.
The Right side hip is showing the same signs, but as I told Dr. Mont, I am probably 2-3 hunting seasons away. He smiled and said, come back and see me in 6 months for a follow up. Regardless, my resurfaced hip on the left is great, and if the right progresses, I will not hesitate this time and fight all of the sleepless nights and pain. Please reiterate, the patient responsibility in doing their Physical Therapy prior and after surgery all adds up to a successful surgery.
I thank you for your efforts and will keep up with your site for new and breaking progress in this field of study.