Published: 20 April 2015
Last Updated: 20 April 2015
Created: 20 April 2015
Lkalok's Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pressman 2011
March 12, 2011
I recently had my second BHR on my left hip on Feb. 28, 2011 by Dr. Ari
Pressman (Southwestern PA). I am 12 days post op and feeling great! My only
problem is that I developed a large hematoma under my incision (about the size
of a mango.) I went to see Dr. Pressman for my followup visit yesterday and he
suggested draining the hematoma with a syringe. Since I had not bathed since my
surgery (except for sponge baths) I was worried about infection & declined the
draining. He didn't push the issue. The incision is healed and I can now bathe.
The steri-strips are still mostly intact. The bump on my hip is annoying but not
painful. It does not interfere with my PT or walking.
March 13, 2011
I am a 4th degree Master black belt in Tang Soo Do and my husband and I run a
karate school. I am 13 days post op my second BHR on the left hip. I had the
right hip done on 2-25-08.
With the right hip it took me a year and a half to get back to practicing
martial arts but that was only because i had sciatic nerve damage and foot drop.
However, my biggest drawback was fear. Once I started training I took it slow
and didn't kick above the waist. I wasn't long before i was doing front snap
kicks, roundhouse kicks and inside-outside kicks over my head again! I don't
have all my flexibility back (my signature break was holding a board over my
head and breaking it with my right foot.) I still have some difficulty with
pivoting kicks but that was due to the arthritis in my left hip. Hopefully that
will be resolved after this surgery!
The key is to take it slow and have the patience to let your body heal. The
first time I had no choice because of the nerve damage (which is mostly resolved
now) but this time there is nothing to hold me back and it will be hard not to
I am a 52 year old female and for the past 20 years martial arts has been a very
big part of my life. At one point I thought I would have to give it up but I
didn't! I may not have the most perfect kicks but I am not ashamed to get out
there with my students and take my husbands class. They know what I've been
through. The perseverance, intensity and patience that I have learned through
years of martial arts training have enabled me to overcome many obstacles.
That's the most important lesson for my students to learn.
was scared to death! With my RBHR on 2-25-08 I had sciatic nerve damage
and foot drop. The hip is great but what a struggle I had with pain and
limitations for a while. That's all resolved now and even through all that I
would have done the same over and did do it again with a LBHR on 2-28-11!!! My
left hip was so bad that if I had waited 2 more months I probably would have had
to have a total hip. I am 52 years young and extremely active. I live to
exercise and teach karate. I guess my fear of inactivity overcame my fear of the
surgery. Now I feel like I have a second chance to live my life the way I want
to - hiking, camping, dancing, kicking and sweating!!!