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Hip Resurfacing Stories / Re: The Day is Finally Here
« Last post by Pat Walter on Today at 12:09:05 AM »
Good Luck with your upcoming surgery.  Dr. Brooks is one of the best.

Looking forward to your updates.

Pat
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Hip Resurfacing Stories / The Day is Finally Here
« Last post by ArthriticHip on Yesterday at 10:58:25 PM »
Well, Monday I take the plunge. I'm scheduled for resurfacing surgery with Dr Peter Brooks at the Cleveland Clinic. I feel I'm in good hands. I'm anxious, but with each painful step grow a little more excited to get the surgery over with and the recovery under way. Thanks to Pat for operating this wonderful site and to those that I've reached out to for advice and encouragement. I'll be sure to keep you posted as to my recovery progress, as watching recoveries from afar has been so helpful to me.


See you on the other side.
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Thanks Pat  :)
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A Solution for Young, Active Patients with Hip Arthritis in Ontario


Toronto is North America’s 4th largest city and has the fastest growing population in need of hip surgery, yet Toronto has limited experience in hip resurfacing. This has left a void for patients in urgent need of this procedure.


Recognizing this gap, Cleveland Clinic has been able to help a number of Ontarians receive the appropriate treatment.​


Resurfacing of the hip offers several advantages compared to traditional total hip replacement in young, active patients. Much less bone is removed from the upper femur (thigh bone), activity levels are completely unrestricted after full recovery, and there are fewer problems with popping out (dislocation) or unequal leg lengths. In the right patient, resurfacing lasts as long as, or longer than, total hip replacement, and options are better and safer if future surgery is required. An experienced surgeon is needed, due to the complexity of the procedure. Men have better results than women, so only men are currently approved for these referrals.


Cleveland Clinic, a global nonprofit academic medical centre, has provided world class care to people from around the world since 1921. Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Peter Brooks has had a large and highly successful hip resurfacing practice at the clinic since 2006. He has performed more than 3,000 resurfacing procedures using the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System (BHR). This device has the longest and best track record. He is originally from Canada, graduating first in his medical school class at the University of Toronto in 1979. He did his orthopaedic residency at Harvard University, and further training in joint reconstruction at the University of Toronto, where he was on staff until moving to Cleveland Clinic in 1991.


Who is eligible?

Depending on a number of factors, males under the age of 65 with osteoarthritis of the hip may be able to receive OHIP coverage from the Ministry of Health for a hip resurfacing procedure at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.


How do I get started?

 
  • If you are a male under age 65 with arthritis of the hip, you need to find out if you are a candidate for hip resurfacing. Dr. Brooks will review your X-rays, which can be sent by email or mail. Call his office for assistance. Or, make an appointment at Cleveland Clinic Canada for an examination and X-rays.
  • If you are a candidate, apply for coverage from the Ontario Ministry of Health. Cleveland Clinic Canada can assist you.
  • Once you have been approved by the Ministry, you can contact Michele Gordon below to organize your appointment with Dr. Brooks in Cleveland, Ohio.
Please note: Preoperative testing and postoperative care can be provided at Cleveland Clinic Canada in downtown Toronto, or at other suitable locations in Ontario.


Contact Information:

To find out if you are a candidate, contact:


Dr. Brooks’ assistant Audrey at 216.444.4284 or 800.CCF.CARE, extension 44284 or visit Cleveland Clinic online at https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments/17103-hip-resurfacing  or www.surfacehippy.info

For further information on getting Ministry of Health coverage or to arrange an appointment in Cleveland with Dr. Brooks, please contact Michele Gordon at Cleveland Clinic Canada at 416.507.6783.
 
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Hip Resurfacing Topics / Re: Can't Resist: Tiago Splitter's Recovery
« Last post by Saf57 on February 21, 2018, 08:24:07 PM »
He had to retire--here's a link:http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/22505571/tiago-splitter-former-spurs-champion-retires-nba. He came back and played in the NBA after resurfacing, but his other hip needed surgery, so given his age and the recuperation period, he decided to hang it up. Still an inspiring story.
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Dr. Gross / Re: BILATERAL HIPS 12/13/17 COMPLETE! ANY GUIDANCE APPRECIATED!
« Last post by surratt on February 20, 2018, 04:45:42 PM »
I think a lot of people just read and don't comment much.  There are hundreds of people that are not members, so they can't post but they read the stories.  I have had many people email me commenting or sending a personal story and mention that they read the posts all the time, but they don't care to post.

So even though you feel alone, there are a lot of eyes watching your story and comments.

Hang in there.  Week 10 is early in your recovery.  Many people have a little break through at 6 weeks, but we are all different in our problems and pains.  Just be patient and things will work out. Don't be too aggressive, you will have plenty of time to be active this summer.  We can't make our bodies heal faster than its own timeline.  When it hurts - don't do it.  Give yourself time to heal.  You can't go by other people's stories.

Good Luck.  I look forward to your future posts on your recovery.

Pat






good point, before I signed up i was reading here for a good while and never posted
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Dr. Gross / Re: BILATERAL HIPS 12/13/17 COMPLETE! ANY GUIDANCE APPRECIATED!
« Last post by surratt on February 20, 2018, 04:44:23 PM »
I'm listening!


Are you walking? Getting outside? Getting in the pool?


I think the tailbone story just shows there are all kinds of little surprises.


yes im swimming, walking about 1.5 miles a day, then doing the stairmaster and  elliptical machine.
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Dr. Gross / Re: BILATERAL HIPS 12/13/17 COMPLETE! ANY GUIDANCE APPRECIATED!
« Last post by Pat Walter on February 20, 2018, 01:29:45 PM »
I think a lot of people just read and don't comment much.  There are hundreds of people that are not members, so they can't post but they read the stories.  I have had many people email me commenting or sending a personal story and mention that they read the posts all the time, but they don't care to post.

So even though you feel alone, there are a lot of eyes watching your story and comments.

Hang in there.  Week 10 is early in your recovery.  Many people have a little break through at 6 weeks, but we are all different in our problems and pains.  Just be patient and things will work out. Don't be too aggressive, you will have plenty of time to be active this summer.  We can't make our bodies heal faster than its own timeline.  When it hurts - don't do it.  Give yourself time to heal.  You can't go by other people's stories.

Good Luck.  I look forward to your future posts on your recovery.

Pat
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Dr. Gross / Re: BILATERAL HIPS 12/13/17 COMPLETE! ANY GUIDANCE APPRECIATED!
« Last post by blinky on February 20, 2018, 02:31:45 AM »
I'm listening!


Are you walking? Getting outside? Getting in the pool?


I think the tailbone story just shows there are all kinds of little surprises.
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Dr. Gross / Re: BILATERAL HIPS 12/13/17 COMPLETE! ANY GUIDANCE APPRECIATED!
« Last post by surratt on February 19, 2018, 09:34:43 PM »
lol im pretty much talking to myself lately on this thread but ill keep posting in the case that maybe it helps someone who had the same questions or concerns that I did.


The tailbone pain came from my recliner for sure and putting pressure on one spot.  I did some exercises and stretches as well as iced it alot and took hot epsom salt baths.  I also bought a donut pillow to sit on so after a week of treating it aggressively with those things its getting a lot better.


Im at week 10 almost, Im able to do body weight squats but Im still feeling a consistent clunking so im not going to add weight yet, im just sticking with side steps with bands, leg extensions, curls and lower back lifts.  Hopefully in the next month i can but a little weight on the smith machine and do some box squats. Ive been working on my flexibility so i can touch my toes now and put on my shoes pretty easy thank god, but bending down still feels odd.  Im concerned about the clunking and shifting, i guess its getting a bit better but it prolly does it 100 times a day moving around and stuff so that makes me anxious.


lol and i weigh 193, i went into surgery 183, i havent been eating bad but never the less i put on weight so Im going strict keto until i get my weight back down bc im starting to look chubby.
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