Dr. Coleman Fowble – Trained with Dr.
Gross Cementless Hip Resurfacing
320 Hip Resurfacings to date***
195 Uncemented Hip Resurfacings
South Carolina Joint Replacement Center
1910 Blanding Street
Columbia, S.C. 29201
803-256-4107 (Stephanie Jackson)
Contact email: email@example.com
I am in Columbia with Dr. Gross. He taught me the resurfacing. In terms of my general orthopaedic training, I did a year of research at Boston University after med school, residency at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL, and a trauma fellowship at Harborview in Seattle, Washington. Because of younger people with fractures of their pelvis and acetabulum, the natural segway for post-traumatic arthritis is a resurfacing.
My father was a football star here at the University of South Carolina in the late 50’s early 60’s then coached here
for 30 years. I have a lot of contact with former athletes who have bad hips especially an inordinate number of martial art athletes.
I have done 125 cemented resurfacings using the Zimmer resurfacing. Unfortunately, I revised quite a few initially
because of failure of the Durom cup.
In the last two years, I have done 195 press-fit Biomet resurfacings. I have had three fractures. One guy fell from a deer stand (up a tree) post-op day 41, a second was trying to light a debris pile on fire that he had covered in gas while trying to run in soft sand 6 weeks post-op, and a female who had a stress fracture 6 months post -op??
I check metal ion levels routinely at one year and annually if above 4 or bi-annually if less than 4 combined values of cobalt and chrome.