Published: 28 May 2013
Last Updated: 28 May 2013
Created: 28 May 2013
FRS's Hip Resurfacing Professor Yates 2013
I'm 43 year old male and I'm from Perth in Australia . About two years
ago I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my left hip . Over the last two years
I have had many injections spend thousands dollars on medication . Spent
thousand dollars on pyhsio but could never feel right it started to interfere
with my work and my life . One thing I know about arthritis of the hip you can
never get rid of the nagging pain .
Anyway over a year ago I started to do my research and I came across hip
resurfacing, but never heard of it . I always thought hip replacement was the
only way to rid of this disease , any way I started to talk with Vicky a little
regarding hip resurfacing and she ask me to send her my X-rays so I did . With
in a few days I heard back from a few doctors who looked at my X-rays and they
all said I was a perfected candidate . So in knowing that, I emailed overseas
medical and a guy Mark got me a price for going to India to have my surgery with
doctor boss .
Anyway I started to research all the devices see what's the best and
also started to look at home - Perth Western Australia. I was surprised as not
many doctors did hip resurfacing In Australia . Most of them were in Sydney and
Brisbane, 2000 miles from me .
Any how I started to look around Perth and came across a doctor here the name
Professor Piers Yates . I started to read his profile and I notice he learnt
from the best resurfacing doctors in the world . I also notice he had only done
300 plus .its not many but I see all theses doctors doing 1000 - 3000, but they
had to start from zero . So any way I made appointment with him .
Wow, he was great being very nice and professional . He explained he only
does certain candidates with special criteria . After looking at my X-rays he
sat down next to me with resurfacing devices and said David you fit my criteria
. Wow all that weight gone off my shoulders . I'd found a surgeon who I trusted
and believed in.
After searching for a year or so with the many appointments with other
doctors who said sorry we only do full hip replacements . I'd found my doctor .
So we sat and signed my surgery date and I left feeling so happy and relieved .
So today is six days after surgery and wow I'm feeling a million bucks . No
nagging pain all gone . I'm on crutches walking around two hours after surgery
and every day is getting better . Now I've been told six weeks on crutches then
open road to full recovery . I can't wait to see my doctor again just to say
Thanks . What a great surgeon Professor Piers Yates is. 21/5/2013