|Top 10 Reasons I Selected Dr. Ball
Tuesday, November 20. 2007Three years ago at the age of 37, I was given the news I have osteoarthritis by my family doctor. I was referred to a hip specialist and was told I needed a Total Hip Replacement, oh and by the way, would never again participate in high impact sports. Three other specialists gave me the same news. As the FDA hadn’t yet approved the resurfacing there wasn’t a lot of info available. Since I didn’t like the answer of a THR I decided to do some research on the Internet and came across the Yahoo Discussion Group and that literally changed my life. While the Yahoo discussion group remains a wealth of info this site has taken the information gathering/sharing process to a new level. We should all be grateful to Pat for creating it and allowing us to share our stories. The information she provides may just change your life. My decision was three years in the making and I talked with several doctors listed on this site. I put a lot of thought into it and almost flew to Belgium. There is a ton of great info on this site so let me tell you the top reasons (in no particular order) I selected Dr. Scott Ball.