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Hip Resurfacing Topics / Re: Choosing a Surgeon
« Last post by karlos.bell on Today at 09:03:45 AM »
 :) 8) Hi Shoto.
As you have been through so much arthroscope work prior to resurfacing.
Dr Koen  De Smet has a handle on this and has helped many a person in the predicament you are in.(like myself)
I don't recommend specialists I only give my experience.
I can say after 2 years I would never assumed I would be as active and back to full time work.
My goal was to be able to sit pain free but I have blown that expectation.

Be patient and grit your teeth, but look forward to rehab and improvements they come slowly.
Don't be too aggressive or hard on your self.

I was on crutches for 8 years and that has had an impact on my rehab (its still improving).
I believe the longer you leave it the longer the rehab to stability.

I would be confident to have a raw guess that I will be 4 years and stable by then.

My good guess "stable" is about half the time you had the issue. And 2 years the minimum.
6 years = 3 years to stable. 4 years = 2 years to stable. Get the picture.

Any less and your real lucky.
It does not take long and 2 years flicks by.........

Good luck all the best.
Cheers K

Hip Resurfacing Stories / Re: 16 days post op HR Dr. Pritchett
« Last post by catfriend on April 21, 2017, 06:01:57 PM »
Glad to hear of your successful surgery with Dr. P. He resurfaced my right hip 1/19/16, and will do my left when it is time. I'm sure you'll continue with great progress. Sorry to hear that you're still having pain. I took the drugs as needed to avoid that. Walking is great. Now if only the weather would stop with this never-ending rain...
Hip Resurfacing Stories / Re: 16 days post op HR Dr. Pritchett
« Last post by blinky on April 21, 2017, 12:25:57 PM »
Welcome to the other side! I look forward to hearing more about your story.

What does your Five year old think of all this? I have two college aged kids an their reactions were very different. The younger one, who had lived at home during my natural hips last days, understood the need for surgery and was quick to call (FaceTime even). Older son was more guarded.
Hip Resurfacing Stories / 16 days post op HR Dr. Pritchett
« Last post by dancehippie on April 20, 2017, 11:50:44 PM »
After being told I needed a THR and too scared at 48 to do so, I did some brief research and by some kind of grace, found Dr. Pritchett. He recommended HR, and I knew right away he was a brilliant, caring surgeon. He recommended the titanium/poly HR device, and we spoke about how a THR may be necessary later, and how HR would allow bone conservation for this, as well as higher quality of life in the meantime (20-30 years).
Initially terrified of THR, I felt nervous but resigned and hopeful for the HR.
Dr. Pritchett answered all my questions, and had a lengthy initial discussion with me, despite his obviously busy day. His office staff were efficient and friendly. The surgery was held at Swedish Orthopedic Institute - and everyone was stellar. His PA is also a compassionate, excellent person, and the anesthesiologist was friendly and kind. Everyone was wonderful - nurses, house keepers, etc. I am a nurse myself, and am very grateful for the care I received.
I had Left Hip R 4/3/17. Went home the next day, due to left leg was still numb through the day. Used a walker for about 5 days, then cane,and still on cane as limping is pretty significant without it. Doing PT every day, driving a little, and walking but not long distances yet. Still in a lot of pain and have swelling, and tired, but doing great!
I have a 5 year old and lots of help at home so it has been a peaceful healing time.
Recovery Issues / Re: Femoral Neck Stress Fracture
« Last post by Quig on April 20, 2017, 08:33:01 PM »
Sorry to hear you've hit a rough patch Larry. I hope it turns out to be nothing major and that you're back in the game quickly!
Recovery Issues / Re: Femoral Neck Stress Fracture
« Last post by Ljpviper on April 20, 2017, 07:56:46 PM »
Spoke to Dr.Gross today he was not convinced that was a stress fracture the white spot that was pointed out. Stated to stay on crutches and get an mri or xray in week and half.

Something is up, as swelling is not normal. Wait and see.

Recovery Issues / Re: Femoral Neck Stress Fracture
« Last post by Ljpviper on April 20, 2017, 02:42:39 PM »
Chuck, I think I caught it in time. I think your correct, that fall I took in the garage might have started the issue.

It never had a chance to heal. I will be speaking to Dr.Gross about it today. Will post later.

I do feel better being on crutches for a week, so that's a good sign.
Recovery Issues / Re: Femoral Neck Stress Fracture
« Last post by chuckm on April 20, 2017, 02:33:42 PM »

Wow Larry, sorry. Good thing you had symptoms to tell you to stop before something really got displaced.


I was doing a lot of one legged balancing plus side planks daily.

My unprofessional opinion is that your fall could have been what started this all but maybe not. Doing one leg stands and planks seem completely reasonable until you mention that you were doing them daily.

It's not talked about much but during the first couple of months post-op your femur enters the "remodeling" phase. That is where the bone is functional but still creating the final product. The bone is also making tiny adjustments to the new stresses. This process can go on for years before it's done. There may not have been enough time each night for the bone to recover from your daily activities. 

Once your fracture heals I think you should space your workouts so there is plenty of time for the bones to recover - and the muscles too - much like professional athletes do.
Early in my recovery I was very worried about repetitive daily stress on the femur that might cumulatively result in a fracture. Even now, four years post-op I still try not to do anything strenuous without at least a days rest in between.

THR Patients / Re: Marathon running possible after deltamotion THR ?
« Last post by mission_i3 on April 20, 2017, 08:06:28 AM »
Is there anyone who have done deltamotion THR in last few years? If you could share your experience after surgery & recovery It would be a great help. Thanks  :) 
Recovery Issues / Re: Femoral Neck Stress Fracture
« Last post by Ljpviper on April 19, 2017, 06:41:58 PM »
Hey Joe,

  I will speak to Dr.Gross to see what he thinks caused it. I remember taking a fall in February working in the garage but didn't think much of it.

I was trying to work out the tightness when this occurred. I knew it was something different as the pain was deep. I was like no way its still muscle cant be a bone pain.

Yeah I am over a year, so not sure like u stated how exercises could have caused it. I log all I do so I am just throwing everything out there.

Its down in the middle of the neck I attached pic of it. Its on the tension side, above the greater T.


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