Published: 23 September 2013
Last Updated: 23 September 2013
Created: 23 September 2013
Joe's Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Lamont 2011
March 17, 2011
I am scheduled for a BHR at NYU hospital for joint disease on March 25th. My
Doctor is Justin Lamont. I am experiencing typical anxiety about the actual
operation but am even more anxious about whether I should be doing this at all.
I do have days of great pain but do function relatively normally. I can still
exercise low impact (1 1/2 hr on elliptical and weightlifting) so I just want to
be sure I am making the right decision.
I am relatively young for the operation at 46 and I know this is not something
you can't "undo" once done.
The Dr. has done 150+ resurfacing's himself, Birmingham only. The reason , he
explained that the number is not higher is that a number of patient's aware of
the MoM issues where not willing to take the chance. He trained with Dr. McMinn
in Engalnd and is in frequent contact with him. There have been no revisions
except for two falls where the femur fractured. More importantly he seems
extremely well informed about how the BHR works and understands and explained
any and all of the potential complications that could occur. I did not need to
ask him about cup angle as he brought it up without my asking. He said " I am
very conservative with my cup angles" and stressed how important it is. This Dr.
is one of the Senior surgeons at NYU. I walked away feeling good and am going to
go for it.
March 26, 2011
Great website made the decision so much easier.
I am at NYU Hospital for joint disease in NYC (where I live). The Dr. Was
Justin Lamont one of the top OS here. By all indications everything went
smoothly. He was very thorough and good natured, a real pro.
Outside of the obvious initial pain, I feel very well. Got out of bed today and
scooted around with a walker. That was tough. Now it's onward and upward! Can't
wait to live pain free.
Got my new hip yesterday at7am. Lying in hospital bed now. Mucho Paino but a
great feeling of satisfaction.... All is well.
March 28, 2011
It was definitively the most painful experience of my life. Barely made it. I
can tell you I did not go far just across the room and into a chair. Hindsight
being 20-20' I would probably recommend a day of rest first. The reason I say
this is because the next 48 hrs, for me at least, make a world of difference. No
one considering this procedure should be under the allusion it is easy. It is a
tough operation and you need to be prepared for the pain.
For me, the worst night was Saturday, the pain was constant out of control and
it took the hospital a while to figure out the right meds to get it under
control. Saturday night I was questioning my sanity of getting this done. Now,
Going home tomorrow and ready to recover. Onwards and upwards.
March 29, 2011
My doctor stopped by this morning to check in and again assured me everything
I am experiencing is normal and the procedure went extremely well. I guess I
could not ask for more.
March 30, 2011
I am 5 days post op and even with the pain and inconvenience for the moment I
feel great with my decision. Be prepared mentally to endure whatever comes your
way, it all passes quickly and you will be so much better for it.
I'm feeling pretty good today. I was up at 4:45am as I could not stay in bed
any longer. The pain is getting less and less every time I wake up in the
morning or from a nap. Just had the visiting nurse come to my home to tell me
the same thing I heard in the hospital 100 times. No wonder health care is out
April 20, 2011
I signed on today to give a two week post op report and saw your 3 week,
perfect timing. I am at 2 weeks 2 days post op. I have been on a walker for most
of the last two weeks and also rented a wheelchair just to lounge around my
living room. over the last 4 or so days I started using elbow crutches and went
out for a walk around the block yesterday (first time outside in two weeks), it
was tough but gratifying. I am regaining a little more strength every day and at
certain moments feel like I could start dancing! On the pain side I steel feel a
fair amount. I feel it at the incision and I still get muscular discomfort at
night. I think that comes mostly from being so still on my back. I am still
taking painkillers at night as they just help me sleep and sometimes during the
day if I feel I need them. I am staying very consistent with my exercises and I
think that is helping alot. I for one had quite a bit of swelling in my thigh
for the first 7 days after the operation that swelling then went to my foot and
is now finally gone. At his point I am still sleeping on my back and it is
driving me nutty. Just last night the inevitable happened; half asleep I forgot
I was a surface hippy, and flung myself onto my side, woops! A little painful
but not too bad. I am hoping, like you I will be able to sleep in my old
favorite positions at 3 weeks.
On the mental side of things I can relate to all of what you say. This is a long
tough slog! the key word to my mind is PATIENCE, PATIENCE, PATIENCE!!! (OK 3
words). I really believe the key to this is careful and thoughtful recovery.
This is all going to pay off in the end. As far as doing all those things you
said you would do while recovering, don't sweat them. I said the same things and
I thing the only thing I have really achieved is a record amount of scratching
Don't be hard on yourself over this issue. The only thing you need to achieve
right now is HEALING. If you accomplish that you have accomplished all you need
to during this period of time. Be a friend to yourself and don't worry about it.
I can say however my Call of Duty skills have improved greatly