Published: 11 October 2014
Last Updated: 11 October 2014
Created: 11 October 2014
Leonardo's Hip Resurfacing Dr. Velkes 2008
December 13, 2008
My name is Leonardo and I did Resurfacing on my left hip on 4/12/08 by the
doctor Steven Velkes in Israel.
First I would like to thank Pat for the great
Website that helped me a lot
years old and the reason was a severe Arthritis that eats all my cartilage.
looked for the different choices and understood that THR is not a good idea at
For the last 6 month I have been with a terrible pain when walking
Right now I’m one week post op and feeling better every day.
On the other hand my feelings are confusing.
I’m a positive person, but
right now I don’t feel so good and I’m all the time thinking about what will
happen now. I’m so young !!!
I’m counting years…… and if I will need an
additional operation I could find myself with no more options……
head of the femur was not so strong the doctor told me that it was good enough
for the operation, I wonder how can I do to preserve it strong? Please your
In addition, when I look at the X-ray I see that the 54mm
capsule took lot of space in the acetabular bone and I’m worry about future
operations and the lack of space there.
January 11, 2009
I'm 5 weeks post op and feeling great, just a little pain but almost walking
normally without crutches.
The only problem I have is that I still cannot
wear the sock because of the angle...
April 17, 2009
I'm four month post op and doing great.
I had a talk with my doctor
regarding the walker in the gym.
He told me that doing bike in the gym is ok
but the walkers are not good for us because the braking system of the walker is
So, the best is to walk outside and enjoy the view.
December 16, 2010
I'm now 2 years after my resurfacing and doing great.
Although I'm feeling
good, almost every night before I go to sleep I'm concern about how long my hip
will last…. Is this normal???
In addition (and this may be because I'm a
person that always need to be in control and prepare for the future) I wonder,
god forbid, if one day I will need to do a revision, how would I know? I mean…
may be one day I'll not be able to walk, just like this…. or it will start with
pain…… (I fly quite often because of my work)
I'm really a positive person and I hope that I'll never need a revision
in the future, I just want to be prepared.
I don't regret at all about
the operation, it really gave me my life back.
BTW, I go to the gym 2-3 times a
week, I also swim and do Tai Chi (very recommended)