March 11, 2015

I'm a 5'8" 170lb. 59 yr. old active male from Michigan. I had a LBHR done on 11/4/2014 by Dr. Philip Schmidt in Michigan.  I was cleared to start hitting short irons after 2 months, at 3 months no restrictions. No pain - no more naproxen - dramatic improvement in range of motion with the hip. My story is similar to yours, nagging pain for 2 years, golf game in the tank, My hdcp. went from 6 to 11 in 2 years. Probably lost 25 yds off the tee ball. I definitely wasted all last golf season. I would seek out a very experienced surgeon and follow up with as much physical therapy as you can get, I had 2 months. I can't wait for the golf season to start and see the improved results.

February 16, 2017

I researched the BHR method extensively before I made the appointment with Dr. Schmitt. He is very easy to talk with and explains the details of the surgery completely. He uses the direct lateral approach and he will tell you the benefits of this technique. The DMC Huron Valley - Sinai Hospital is very clean and has a separate wing for the hip and knee patients. All the rooms private and roomy (you can expect a 2 night stay). You can expect some pain the day of the surgery and the day after. Dr. Schmitt will prescribe 1 week of in home therapy and another 4 weeks of outpatient. Take advantage of the therapy as it will speed up your recovery, 60 days post-op I had no restrictions. I've been pain free and regained all my range of motion. The one common theme you read on this site is to pick a surgeon with many BHR surgeries as it very complex and that's why I choose Dr. Schmitt and couldn't be happier with the results.

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