February 13, 2013
Feb,22 2013 will be my 1 year postop. So far so good. Work as a firefighter and playing ice hockey twice week in Fort Myers, Florida.. My right resurfaced hip (Dr Raterman,Tampa) does not give me any issues whatsoever. May have to get left one done in another year or so but holding out until I have to.
Went back to work full duty as a firefighter in Fort Myers Florida at 8 1/2 weeks. 1 year post op now and resurfaced hip feels great.
March 9, 2016
I’m a 51 year-old firefighter who is 3 weeks post op from having my left hip resurfaced by Dr Raterman out of Tampa.
Dr Raterman resurfaced my right hip 4 years ago and I’ve had great results ever since doing that surgery. Walking without a cane now and riding my bike twice a day in the neighborhood.
My physical therapist comes to the house 3 times a week. I have one more week of home therapy then I’ll drive to a PT facility. Have a 6 week appointment in April and hoping to get cleared back to work at the Fire Department by week 8 or 9. I was playing hockey twice a week before surgery and was told no hockey for 6 months. I do plan on getting cleared for golf after my next appointment with Dr Raterman.
Dr Raterman and his staff at Florida medical Clinic were awesome and I would highly recommend Dr Raterman for Hip Resurfacing.