Published: 03 July 2013
Last Updated: 03 July 2013
Created: 03 July 2013
Mark M's Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Maymann 2013
June 8, 2013
Im 42, 6', 185 lbs and I'm lying in the hospital bed 24 hours after my left
BHR (Mayman, HSS in NY)... The soreness and pain have gone away for the most
part, only putting direct pressure to get up or move do I feel discomfort. 3
times today I walked around the hospital with my physical therapist, each time
got better. The first time I got up and put pressure on my hip I thought I was
overdoing it but it's a matter of trust... After about my first 20-25 ginger
steps I felt the hip being able take my full weight.
The recovery is happening faster than I can report this. I'm amazed! As I walked
today I noticed how free my hip moved, I'm only restricted by soreness otherwise
I have a normal stride and my gait is free and natural. I can feel the range of
motion and I can't even use it yet!!!
Can't believe I waited so long to do this... I hope this helps the next person,
who may be on the fence about doing this, move forward confidently... It's a
true game changer!
More to come.
Mark M, NYC
PS it was this site and all the info and support I got that convinced me to do
it... Best thing that ever happened to my regarding my health and physical
June 12, 2013
5 days post OP and feeling amazing! Spoke to a few PT's that think the fixed
stance of a snowboard may actually be safer than skiing). Explained my level and
they say stay away from direct impact/ hard landings (obviously), so need to
check those pow landings prior to take off? Sometimes not possible. Will
try to stick to big dump days and Heli only (what a life). Can't wait for
Chamonix for my recovery celebration in 2014! Super psyhed my snow culture
brothers and sisters! Photos coming next season.
Most major pains have become little pains, can move with confidence, lift my
leg, walk to the store, get around pretty well. Felt some stiffness and groin
pulling but started stretching which dramatically improved that, (my pain and
flexibility were pretty bad prior to the procedure). Ice packs are my new best
friends and applying them all over the hip area and especially to the wound also
helps with pain and overall comfort.
Home PT and Nurse discharged me at day 3 but they also explained I'm recovering
faster than normal, so adjust accordingly. I think my biggest hurdle now is the
swelling, which isn't bad but prevents me from going full throttle with PT and
stretching. Laying or sitting for long periods can be a pain maker so I try to
move around every 30-45 minutes.
Haven't slept through an entire night yet but getting closer. Probably stop the
pain killers by day 7. Starting outpatient PT on day 7 . lets see if I need the
meds after that?
June 28, 2013
3 weeks today and it's all going great. All your advice is right on spot,
I've kept the turtle pace for sure and I'm always thinking about the long, big
picture. Keeping in the Dr's plan has been key.
I just about stopped the pain meds at 2 weeks. I felt the soreness and wound but
it wasn't bad (1-10... pain was 2) and I knew I was close to not needing them.
I feel some "skidding" or "catching" in the new hip but it's not painful and I
know that it's settling. I'm pain free and can really see the increased range of
motion during PT. Easy stretching (within the program), during the last 3 weeks
has really helped relieve stiffness and pain and has helped the leg and hip
I'm super stoked on the progression, hope the other newbies are too!