August 21, 2007
I write this testimonial in the hope that it may help others, who have Osteo
Arthritis of the hip, to choose the best treatment. I am a 53 year old native
New Yorker. For the last 5 years I have had increasing pain in my right hip
which I tried to control with exercise and less walking. In October of 2006 I
was struck by a car and the subsequent x-rays revealed that the right hip
arthritis was far advanced, with the left hip showing less advanced
I consulted the Head of Orthopaedic Surgery of a major New York Metropolitan
Hospital who told me that my only option was a Total Hip Replacement. I
researched the matter myself on the internet and found that a more advanced,
less invasive procedure, called Birmingham Hip Resurfacing, had been developed
in England, and had been successfully used in thousands of cases. From other
testimonials and particularly from his article in “The Hindu Health Watch”, I
determined that Dr. G. Balasubramanian was one of the world’s leading
practitioners of BHR.
He graciously welcomed my to his center at Sri Ramakrishna Hospital. I was met
at the airport by his assistant and the Doctor took blood tests that very
evening. The next day I was admitted to hospital and the day after the surgery
was performed. Soon after I woke from the anesthesia, I realized that the old
bone grinding pain in my right hip was gone. On the third day I was able to get
out of bed and begin physical therapy.
Every day since (Day 12 at this writing) has seen an improvement in strength and
mobility and I will be returning home in 2 days. Dr. Balasubramanian is a
supremely competent surgeon, but he is also a modest and caring doctor. His
explanations are simple and accurate enough for a layman and I urge you to read
his article noted above.
I would also like to comment on Sri Ramakrishna hospital and its staff. This
hospital is a charitable institution and a teaching hospital dedicated to the
highest standards of holistic care. The doctors, nurses and all other staff are
dedicated to their work as a calling, not just a job. The result for me was a
seamless recovery for which I will be forever grateful.
Please e-mail me for other information regarding my experience: firstname.lastname@example.org