January 7, 2016

I had my left hip resurfaced on January 4, 2016 by Dr Lombardi of Morristown, NJ.  I had my right one done 4 years prior by a different surgeon.  Would you believe me if I told you that I was walking around the entire hospital,alone, with crutches (much to the nurses chagrin) 6 hours after surgery!?  Here's why: Dr Lombardi gives his BHR patients an epidural in lieu of  general anesthesia!  Then he used a more mild form of anesthesia to put me out.  I woke up feeling totally fine! No hangover.  Instead of staples or stitches, he uses Dermabond skin closure system.  This stuff rocks!  No tightness, and no changing of any dressing ever!  It's day 3 now and I've taken absolutely no pain meds whatsoever, simply because I have no pain.  He also did not make me use compression socks or take any blood thinning meds, aside from aspirin.  I'm not sure what he did different, from a surgical perspective, from my last surgeon, but I feel completely fine and strong.  Shhh...I actually went to the gym today and did some upper-body work 3 day's post op!

I highly recommend Dr Lombardi of Tri-County Orthopedics.  Amazing result already.  I was in bed for 2 weeks after I had my right hip done 4 years prior!

December 11, 2011

Well, I'm officially a HIPPY!!!!  I had successful BHR on my Rt. hip this past Tuesday 12/6.  I'm currently pain free and walking with one crutch for support only!!!!!  I was up and about the day after surgery bothering the nurses on the floor!  The PT and the Occupational Therapist were quiet amazed.  I stopped the Percocets already and use Tylenol only at night.  I am only 45 and in decent shape.  The BHR is amazing.  Dr. Feldman in Englewood, NJ has got to be one of the top BHR surgeons in the US!  My femoral head was extremely misshapen.  He was able to reshape it and get the leg length perfect.  He is BHR trained and now teaches other Orthopedics the procedure.  He is as good as Dr. Su, I assure you!  I get a bit light-headed when sitting up or standing for too long however.  This is to be expected I'm sure.  I'm an active person, so now I just have to figure out how to get thru the next number of weeks, is all.  I really want to start doing some upper body weight work.  I am only 5 days post op, however.  If anyone has any questions that I could help with, free free to post.  All I got is time!!!!


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