June 6, 2010 I’m about to do my LBHR with Dr. Philip Schmitt in metro Detroit. He’s done ~700 BHRs so far, and according to his office he’s got a great success rate – only 6 failures/revisions.
I apparently was born with femoracetabular impingement & have arthritis (10y+ at 41 y.o), and over the last year or so it’s degraded on the left side to where I can’t easily lift the leg up stairs, or do the other stuff ya’ll know full well about. It got down to bone-on-bone, and through my anti-inflammatories & light pain meds, it’s been pretty tolerable, so to speak.
So this Friday, 6/11/2010, I’ll have the left hip done, followed on 8/13 by the right one. The main reason for not doing both at once was that Dr. Schmitt goes in through the side (lateral?) rather than posterior approaches, and he didn’t want to “roll … Read the rest