Joseph is 41 and a former runner. At 35, he was diag. with minor slip cap. ep. and minor dys. in the right hip. He did a lot of exercises that help put off any surgery for 6 years. Then it got to be too much and he choose to have his hip resurfaced with Dr. Su in New York.
March 30, 2006On March 9, 2006, Dr. Su performed hip resurfacing surgery on my right hip. I had suffered from severe Ost. Arth. since I was 35. I am now 41. This was a decision I put a lot of research into. I could not have made a better decision that to have the surgery performed by Dr. Su at The Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in NY. Dr. Su is very knowledgeable on the subject. He spent a lot of time with me before hand going over the risks and benefits. His staff was also very accommodating given that I had to get the surgery perform before the new baby comes (May 2) and that I was traveling from Philadelphia. The surgery went great! Went in on Thursday morning, came home on Sunday Morning. I was up walking with crutches the day after surgery and I am now onto a cane. I was able to stop using pain medication after 4 days. Each day gets better and better. Dr. Su made many visits to my room following surgery and has been constantly been monitoring my progress since my return home. To anyone considering this type of surgery, I highly recommend Dr. Su and his staff. The staff at HHS was also great, definitely worth the trip.