Smith & Nephew BHR Brimingham Hip Resurfacing

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Sydney

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Re: Recovery problems
« Reply #220 on: March 07, 2015, 01:11:33 AM »
Thanks Chuck M & soccer player for your responses.
What advice would you give & when for a PT regime?
So far, I am walking with both crutches 1-1.5km per day & doing the basic excercises at 12 days post op.
My surgeon has not at this stage recommended anything else.
Syd


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Re: Recovery problems
« Reply #221 on: March 07, 2015, 12:44:55 PM »
This is Dr. Gross' protocol
Phase 1 (first 6 weeks) - you'll need to scroll down a few pages to get there
http://www.grossortho.com/forms/Others/PhaseIhipexercises.pdf

Phase 2
http://www.grossortho.com/forms/Others/Gross%20Phase%20II%20hip%20exercise%20instruction%20sheet%209%208%2010.pdf

Note that Phase 1 says "The best possible exercise for your hip is simply walking. We encourage you to walk at least twice daily"
That's in line with what your surgeon is telling you. If you want to do the other Phase 1 exercises you should consult your surgeon first (or are they the 'basic exercises' you're already doing?)
Good Luck.
BioMet Left Hip Resurfacing, Dr. Gross, 07/2013

chuckm

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Re: Recovery problems
« Reply #222 on: March 07, 2015, 11:01:45 PM »
Syd, did your surgeon put any restrictions on you immediate activity? As far as getting active in the first 4-6 weeks don't sweat it. There isn't that much you can or should do except lay low. The Dr. Gross exercises are the same I got from my surgeon. Walk when you feel comfortable and work on stretches that don't violate any of your restrictions (if you have any).
The only thing that is going to change the rate of your recovery in the early stages is if you do TOO MUCH. You cannot make it go faster, only slower.

Chuckm
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Re: Two questions: is now too soon? And golf recovery ...
« Reply #223 on: March 11, 2015, 02:22:08 AM »
Matt, 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. Good luck with your decision, Mike.
 



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Re: Man I am lucky!
« Reply #224 on: March 14, 2015, 10:38:44 PM »
 Danny, glad you are ok man.  welcome to bi club.
3/2011 and 2/2012 HR Dr. Craig Thomas

Mike D

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Re: Man I am lucky!
« Reply #225 on: March 17, 2015, 08:41:07 PM »
Are you still in Easingwold getting better, Danny?
Hope you're still improving-are you moving around any easier?
I sent you a couple of pm's about calling to see you and although it says successfully sent, they're not in my sent box so don't think you got 'em.
Hope all is well,
Right Ceramic THR
Ronan Treacy   Birmingham R.O.H
8 August 2012

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Re: Two questions: is now too soon? And golf recovery ...
« Reply #226 on: March 21, 2015, 01:44:43 PM »
So, I've got insurance authorisation and look to be going ahead for sure at end of April.

I'm optimistic I can be swinging a club again, maybe three quarter swings,by start of August (so three full months. I guess it's all a matter of how things go, but even if it takes until October I can't be going through the pain and poor golf like today.

How soon did you all (especially right hip/right hand golfers):

(a) Return to chipping and putting. I would imagine being able to do this by 4-6 weeks, as there is very little movement of lower body.

(b) Return to full swing, full hip turn, full shoulder turn etc?

Cheers.
28 April 2015, RBHR Mr McMinn

chuckm

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Re: Two questions: is now too soon? And golf recovery ...
« Reply #227 on: March 21, 2015, 03:36:38 PM »
Matt, resurfacing surgery really affects the psoas tendon. How fast and to what degree it heals will determine return to full swing. You might be able to putt and enjoy it at 4 weeks. Chipping 6-8. Seems like chipping requires your lower body to resist rotation and that will probably hurt.
I was in a best ball tournament at 5 months and remember being able to swing out of my shoes if I wanted. But the entire hip area was still very tight and it was not really a full swing. Getting that full smooth rotation will be a work in progress and will be determined by your body.
I think the key to the best recovery is if you can keep yourself down and not hurt yourself while the soft tissues go through the healing and adjustment period. There isn't much you can do to affect that time table except slow it down by overdoing stuff. I'm in year three and the psoas is still adjusting and improving.

Chuckm
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Re: Two questions: is now too soon? And golf recovery ...
« Reply #228 on: March 22, 2015, 12:48:34 PM »

(b) Return to full swing, full hip turn, full shoulder turn etc?


I'm a hack, but I played at 4 months....



I think its a question of soft tissue strength, all the little stabilizer muscles, flexibility, etc.  I suspect everyone will be very different in recovery times.  You'll know when its right. :)

40yo at the time of my 2/16/2011 left hip uncemented Biomet resurface with Tri Spike Acetabular cup by Gross

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Re: Zero gravity chair
« Reply #229 on: March 22, 2015, 06:13:04 PM »
I just picked up one at Costco for my surgery in 2.5 weeks.  59.99 and has a retractable side table.  Super comfortable.
Apr 8th, 2015 Biomet U/C Dr. Gross

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Re: Zero gravity chair
« Reply #230 on: March 24, 2015, 06:36:38 PM »
I can tell you that the Zero Gravity chair from Costco was the bomb for my first couple weeks of recovery.  I put a flat pillow on the seat portion to cushion things a bit.  The ability to sit up or ratchet back to total flat for sleep was the perfect solution.  The slide out table on the side was great cause I didn't have to reach far to grab a drink or food.  I highly recommend it with the added bonus that you can then use it for camping or in the back yard while enjoying a margarita after you've healed!!
L-Hip Biomet U/C, Gross, MD & Webb, NP; 12/14
R-Hip Biomet U/C, Gross, MD & Webb, NP; 04/15

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Re: Travelling to India for Dr.Bose
« Reply #231 on: March 26, 2015, 08:23:15 PM »
I got back 2 weeks ago from Chennai India and a BHR from Dr. Bose. I'm now almost 4 weeks post op and my hip feels great and I feel like I'm making great progress.
Dr. Bose and his team of professionals and hospital staff imo were state of the art. I have no regrets.
If anyone has any questions for me feel free to ask.

lori.36

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Re: Dr. James Rector in Boulder?
« Reply #232 on: March 27, 2015, 05:04:37 PM »
Hi,  I used Dr R, and have rav reviews about him.  He did an amazing job on me in 2010 and I will use his this year on the other hip.
I traveled 4 hours to use him, because he is top notch and highly recommended.
L-BHR 5-11-2011 Dr Rector
R-HR 9-11-2015 Dr Gross

KevinHalicki

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Re: Travelling to India for Dr.Bose
« Reply #233 on: March 28, 2015, 03:49:35 PM »
Hi Hipsterdufus

Lots of questions for you.
1- where did you travel from?
2-what made you choose Dr. Bose
3-how big was the incision
4-does he do anterior or posterior
5-was there physio available when you were released from the hospital

I've got more but will start here until I hear where you travelled from.

Thanks


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Re: Travelling to India for Dr.Bose
« Reply #234 on: March 29, 2015, 03:10:57 AM »
Kevin, their are two very good and experienced HR surgeons in Ottawa. HR surgery is also fully covered by OHIP. It is a shame their is no inter-provincial service for this sort of specialist surgery, or that BC has no experienced HR surgeons. 
Dr Kim Ottawa LHR Cementless C+ Feb 2013

KevinHalicki

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Re: Travelling to India for Dr.Bose
« Reply #235 on: March 29, 2015, 05:19:46 AM »
Yes I know of Dr. Kim, but probably 6-8 months to get in to see him, that's what it is in Alberta with Dr. Mackenzie. Apparently I am told that if you wait too long you may become a non candidate because of cyst formation etc. I need to get something done within the next 30-60 days to be on the safe side. Has anyone else heard of this?

Jon

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Re: Travelling to India for Dr.Bose
« Reply #236 on: March 29, 2015, 04:08:20 PM »
Kevin:

Many of us have gone through the same decision and selection process as you currently are.

I ended up having my hip done by McMinn. I'm completely content with the result.

When doing my research (2011), I got a lot of information from this site as well as directly from Vicky Marlow and her website.  Sadly, Vicky passed away in February 2013 from complications stemming from the norovirus.

Vicky had both of her hips done by Bose and she was a huge fan and advocate of his work. You can probably find a lot of this information with a few simple online searches.

In addition to the input of everyone on this great website, I would just say that everything that I have heard about Bose is all very, very positive.

Good luck,
McMinn RBHR, December 2011

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Re: Travelling to India for Dr.Bose
« Reply #237 on: April 12, 2015, 05:57:52 AM »
Hi Kevin,
I'm from New Zealand and had a BHR with Dr Bose in November. There was a Canadian guy there at the same time from Vancouver who had checked the options out there but chose to travel to Chennai because of Dr Bose's expertise. I'm 5 months post-op and going very well, no regrets. It was considerably cheaper for me to travel to India and have the op than to get it done here. Let me know if you need anymore information.


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Re: Travelling to India for Dr.Bose
« Reply #237 on: April 12, 2015, 05:57:52 AM »

 

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