Published: 05 July 2013
Last Updated: 05 July 2013
Created: 05 July 2013
David's Hip Resurfacing with Professor Piers Yates 2013
May 24, 2013
I am three days out from having an Adept hip resurfacing by a very nice
and skilled surgeon in Perth Western Australia . I am up and about first day
after surgery and still going very strong . I'm having little bit of pain but
nothing to stress full . I'm at a point three days after operation on what I
have to do now . The surgeon gave me plenty of exercises to do . I've been
following them nice and closely . I have been taking plenty of breaks little nap
times. I feel if I keep having rest it will seize up . My exercises are not much
but it's getting me to move my new hip
May 27, 2013
I'm 43 year old male 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 pyhso 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 which I never heard of before . I always thought hip replacement was
the only way to rid of this disease. I started to talk with Vicky a little
regarding hip resurfacing 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 perfect candidate . So in knowing that, I emailed overseas medical
travel group and a guy Mark got me a price for going to India to have my surgery
with doctor Bose .
I started to research on 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 In
Australia . Most of them was 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 learned 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 had to start from zero
. So I made appointment with him .
Wow he was great very nice and professional . He explained he only does
certain candidates and has 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 of my shoulders . I'd found a surgeon who I trusted
and believed in . After searching for a year or so and the many appointments
with other doctors who said sorry we only do full hip replacements, I'd found my
So we sat and signed my surgery papers and set a date. I left feeling so
happy and relieved .
So today is day 6 after my surgery and wow I'm feeling a million bucks! No
nagging pain, it's all gone. I'm on crutches walking around two hours a day 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. 21/5/2013 Adept device.