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Artistic Surgery with Dr. Kusuma Columbus OH
« on: May 24, 2013, 07:35:50 AM »
I have been an avid biker for many years. In the latter part of 2009 I began getting pain
in the left hip area.  It was moderately annoying during biking and quite severe while
walking.  My primary care MD ordered radiographs and I was found to have severe
arthritic degeneration of the left hip and early degeneration on the right.  I consulted
with several orthopods in my area and they were quick to recommend hip surgery with
a rod down my leg.  I had heard of Dr. Sharat Kusuma through a mutual friend.
He actually trained with the innovators of the Birmingham Resurfacing technique
in Birmingham, England.  I had the preliminary radiographs, blood work and bone scan
in Florida.  I flew up to Columbus, Ohio on a Monday, had the surgery on Tuesday,
was up and walking on Thursday, and flew back to Florida on Friday.  The experience
was wonderful.  I was told what to expect, saw computerization of his placement
technique and was made to feel very comfortable about the whole procedure.
Dr. Kusuma is truly a gifted individual.  My discomfort was minimal and on Monday
I was back at work doing root canals.  My office happens to be on the 2nd floor
and I had no problem with the stairs.  The Only downside was that he would only allow me on a training bike for a few months before again getting on the road.  He was awesome and I was so impressed that I returned before the end of the year to get the right side done. Wasn't experiencing any pain but why postpone the inevitable.  By the way, I turn 73 next week on the same day as my 50 year college reunion.

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Re: Artistic Surgery
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2013, 10:31:17 AM »
Congratulations, and welcome to the site.
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

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Re: Artistic Surgery
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2013, 01:12:58 PM »
jcwikla - welcome to Hip Talk.  Great to hear how well your BHR has turned out and how quickly you healed.  Hip resurfacing is a great surgery for many people.

Thanks for sharing your story.  I know many people will read it. It's nice to know that older people are also good candidates for hip resurfacing. 

Good Luck.

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Re: Artistic Surgery with Dr. Kusuma Columbus OH
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2013, 02:34:38 PM »
Great post - glad you're doing so well.

That was an amazingly quick return to work.
rbhr 3 january 2013
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royal orthopaedic hospital, birmingham, england


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Re: Artistic Surgery with Dr. Kusuma Columbus OH
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2013, 09:58:36 PM »
What an awesome story! You'll be back to better than you were before long. I have already (6mos post op) ridden over 500 mi on my bike. I'm a triathlete, so I'm working on getting my avg up and it is now about 20mph. Enjoy the pain free riding.......and watch out for the cars!
Phil. 4:13  -  RBHR Dr. Brooks 11-28-12 Euclid Hospital/Cleve. Clinic (48/56) (no more pain!)



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