Larry’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Mont 2006
March 22, 2011
I’m kinda new here – used to be around here back in the year following my resurf by Michael Mont (4 years ago I think – maybe 5). Assuming you don’t have complications it really does get better much quicker after the forst week or so. I was driving again on day 9 even though I was still using crutches. At 3 weeks I drove to Baltimore for my postop checkup – it’s a 3 1/2 hour drive from my home – Dr. Mont said full weight bearing and I tossed the crutch into the trunk and never looked back. By 3 months out I was riding my bicycle again and essentially able to do whatever I wanted without pain; there was still some tightness, but that resolved pretty quickly with the bike riding. I have never done anything for myself (at least not from a medical standpoint) that made my life better than getting this done.
If you’re relatively young, in decent shape and work hard at PT I’d bet that 3-4 months from now you’ll be ready to go for the 2nd hip. It’s really amazing how nice life is without pain with every step.
March 24, 2011
I will be 5 years out on 4/17. Something those who aren’t so far out probably don’t realize that there comes a point when instead of feeling this or that twinge or whatever from the surgery and implant, you have to make a conscious effort to feel anything unnatural at all. For me it took about 3 years to hit that mark, and even then would occasionally get hit with this or that sensation that reminded me that I had had the surgery, but for the last 2 years I haven’t had any of those reminders.
I wouldn’t want the good doctor to go unrepresented. Dr. Mont resurfed me with a Wright Conserve + 4/17/06. Great surgeon IMHO, great result.