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Congratulations to Dr. Brooks of the Cleveland Clinic.  He has done 3000 hip resurfacings to date.  Dr. Brooks has been a supporter of Hip Resurfacing for many years and is an excellent surgeon with excellent outcomes.
Peter Brooks MD, FRCS(C) – BHR trained McMinn 2006, Treacy 2007
 3000 Hip Resurfacings to date ***
 Cleveland Clinic
 9500 Euclid Avenue
 Cleveland, OH 44195
 Phone 216-444-4284 (toll free 800-223-2273)
 Cleveland Clinic Website
Doctor Information / New Surgeon Rating Website
« Last post by Pat Walter on Yesterday at 12:12:00 PM »
 Interesting new surgeon rating website - Surgeon Ratings Website by Consumers’ Checkbook

Choosing the best surgeon can reduce your chances of death, complications, or other bad outcomes. This website, based on analyses of more than five million surgeries done in hospital by more than 50,000 surgeons, shows you which surgeons’ patients Checkbook found had the lowest (or highest) rates of deaths, prolonged lengths of stay (indicating likely complications), or need to be readmitted to hospital, after our risk-adjustments for patient characteristics.
Hip Resurfacing Topics / Dr. Gross and Blue Cross Blue Shield
« Last post by Dayton96 on May 22, 2017, 12:51:11 PM »
Is there someone out there who is covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield (Federal employees-Basic) and who has had a recent hip resurface with Dr. Gross?  Can you tell me how much your out-of-pocket costs were for Dr. Gross and for the Midlands surgery center?  What about Lee's fee?

Running, Ironman, Marathoner / Re: A new beginning
« Last post by shoraztri on May 19, 2017, 09:28:03 PM »
Hi pete,

Thanks for the reply and news. Our season is over,{March} so its a "downtime/rest " period now. Will crank up the body in about 6 weeks to prepare for World Champs in Rotterdam. ;D 
Am having a few serious problems with the knee now , bugger, so running has dramatically dropped off. The Hip is brilliant though, so will load up on the Swim and Bike.
All the best for a top re-hab , and returning to some better form than now. Am sure that you will be back firing on all cyclinders in time.
Shorty  :)
Hip Resurfacing Stories / Re: Progress updates w/ Dr Barrack - 2017
« Last post by blinky on May 19, 2017, 01:27:40 PM »
Welcome to the other side! Best of luck to you.

My only advice? Listen to your body and give it a chance to heal. You might have to take a step back in order to surge forwards.

I look forward to reading about you running fast again.
Hip Resurfacing Stories / Progress updates w/ Dr Barrack - 2017
« Last post by Vogelweid on May 18, 2017, 08:55:50 PM »
General groin discomfort in 8/2015.  Ran 11th full marathon 10/2015, 3:06 PR.  Age 45 at the time.  Nov 2015 finally went to have an MRI which revealed a torn labrum resulting from a bone spur and mileage (Avg 1800 miles per year, 2 marathons per year, ).  Hip arthroscopy in May 2016 revealed material arthritis.  Returned to jogging / running 3 months post op.   I wanted to continue rehabilitation to determine how severe the arthritis would impact my running.  I was able to return to my conversational pace with runs up to 10 miles.  However, I never was able to push my legs back into mile repeats (5:45 - 6:30 min mile pace).  I also had a lingering high hamstring discomfort on the opposite leg which I know is somehow related to the injured leg (ex: poorly firing glut med).  I had PRP and stem cell injections on both legs to no avail.  The whole injury forced a migration into swimming and some moderate biking (triathlons possibly?).  Sadly, I now enjoy swimming (not natural) with a Tri group (1:40 per 100 for 400, 2:05 per 100 for 2100).

May 2017
Hip re-surfaced, released next day.  Used walker for 7 days and switched to a cane.   By day 10, I was walking with a cane up to a mile at a time, 2-3 times per day.  By day 14, I started to alternate walking with and without cane (6 steps without cane, 2 steps with cane).  Followed the PT protocol while also using bands for upper body and core strength (basically any exercise without causing adverse hip discomfort).  By day 15, I started to drive to the gym (short distance) to to slowly transition back into workouts - basically PT drills at the gym supplemented with core/upper body machines.  Groin and incision sides still pretty stiff / sore.  Returning to work day 21.  More updates to come.   
Running, Ironman, Marathoner / Re: A new beginning
« Last post by petemeads on May 18, 2017, 09:38:29 AM »
Hi Shorty, great to hear from you - hope your season has gone well!
With any luck this is just a temporary setback - recovery seems to be going well, maybe better than first time, and am already walking 5k (current pb 63:00) and static biking 20k (40 mins) and able to walk without crutches (but with better form if I use a single crutch). Surgeon has been very positive about continuing as before so hopeful of a decent autumn and a brilliant 2018!


Running, Ironman, Marathoner / Re: A new beginning
« Last post by shoraztri on May 18, 2017, 07:43:54 AM »
Hi petemeads,

Sorry to hear of your latest "escapade". Im sure with your positive 101% attitude you will adapt to your new THR and be back on the "horse" a bit further down the track.
I certainly have enjoyed our messages and support for each other, plus the encouragements and goals dreams that we both aspire too.
Keep up your new found enthusiasm and zest to improve. It will happen !!! ;D
 Kiwi Boyo Down Under.
Recovery Issues / Re: Femoral Neck Stress Fracture
« Last post by Joe_CA on May 17, 2017, 10:26:50 PM »
That's great to hear Larry. Glad to hear that if it actually was a stress fracture, then all the pain and hopefully complications of that are gone. Hopefully no more nagging pain either. Let us know how it goes the next few months.
Hip Resurfacing Topics / Re: 8 month update
« Last post by Soldier5082 on May 17, 2017, 06:06:30 PM »
I'm scheduled for a RBHR in 8 days and am a long term (nearly 30 years) fan and user of the Concept2.  I'm a 49 year old male but, until about 2-years ago, was still doing the half-marathon several times a week in the range of 1:18:30 - 120:00:00 and even knocking out a full marathon and 50k now and then.  For those of us who row only on land, I've always been pretty highly ranked and would like to think I could return to that. 

Anyway, I rowed for many years before I became an ultra-runner around 2001.  That became my passion and managed to make it to about 2014 before I had to give that up to what I assumed was just an overuse injury.  But time, rest and NSAIDS did not improve it - even after more than a year of laying off so I saw the Ortho and he shocked me with the news that my right hip was totally gone.   

With no running, I turned back to rowing and did that for another couple years and had some pretty solid times - especially for the 5k, 10k and half marathon - especially given the hip. I even did a full marathon in the 2:50 range.  But eventually, even that was impacted by my hip and declining mobility.   I took a long break and recently returned to doing a 5K several times a week just in the last few months and now have worked my way back to a 10K - partly to get my weight down prior to my surgery (I'm 6' and right at 200lbs).   In the return to rowing, my times were so slow and the effort so difficult - relatively speaking-  that I thought something was wrong with my heart and got checked out by a cardiologist.   Nothing there....apparently it's either just age or the hip that is slowing me.

Either way, my walking and mobility has gotten so bad that I'm having this surgery in just over a week and I came here looking for stories of others that might also row.  I'm glad to know its possible and maybe even encouraged.   I'll come back down the road and let you know if the surgery helps restore me to former glory or if those days are simply gone.  If nothing else, my children are now old enough to start middle school cross country and they do a lot of 5ks....I'm hoping this resurfacing at least allows me to have that even if my 100 mile days are gone.   

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