Eric’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Kusuma 2010
Thanks to Dr. Sharat Kusuma’s skillful use of the Birmingham hip resurfacing technology, I’ve gone from needing a cane to walk to being able to play soccer daily as much as 4 hours and chase 4 grandkids…with no pain whatsoever…oh, and I’m 60.
Got tackled from behind while playing soccer about 10 years ago. May have dislocated my hip but kept playing soccer in pain anyway for several years. Tried a variety of physical therapies but still a too much pain to really play competitively…and eventually so much pain needed a cane to walk.
Three years ago, finally decided that I had to do something about my hip. If at all possible, wanted to be able to play competitive soccer again. At the very least, wanted to be able to kick a soccer ball around with my grandkids.
After less than a year, got back to playing very competitive soccer with 20 and 30 year olds…indoor and outdoor…almost daily and often as much as 4 hours a day. No pain whatsoever and as my son who got a full ride to college on a soccer scholarship says "…Dad, you run way more than anyone on the pitch but you’ll still never be as good as me." Oh well.
The kicker is that I have no problem at all taking care of all 4 of his kids (my grandkids are all under 5)…which at least he says I am pretty good at