My name is Paul, I am 47, and am 7 weeks post op with a right BHR procedure. Dr. Raterman in Tampa Florida did my surgery and I am very, very pleased. I spent the last 2 years trying to figure out what was going on with my right hip, going to various Orthopedic Surgeons around town until I ran into Dr. Raterman. I wish I had known about your site two years ago, because I would like to have those years back. I went from college soccer player to power lifter to triathlete to sitting on my A##, until I had the surgery. I had the surgery on Monday, went home on Tuesday, got rid of the walker by Thursday, got rid of the cane and my PT guy by Friday. I have had no pain in my hip since day one. I took no pain medicine and other than itching from the glue they used on the bandages and a fever (Tylenol took care of that the first week) I have had a great recovery.
I was driving by day 8, and in the gym on the stationary bike by day 12. My recovery in the gym has been stretching, biking, quad and hamstring work, inner and outer adductor machine work, and two weeks ago, easy squats with light weight.
I have not been able to run yet, but from reading articles on your website, it looks like I will have to wait another month or so.
Dr. Raterman is an awesome doctor and I have had several of my friends already have the same surgery.
If you have been diagnosed with FAI or bone spurs or something similar and are Florida, it is worth your time to go see him. I plan to get back into Triathlon racing next year, and I though I would never be able say that .
Paul from Tampa