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 doctor .

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.


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