My DOB is 03/27/1969.
I had an auto accident in Dec 1994 and ended up with a broken femur on both legs. They did a IM nailing on both legs.
I have been playing tennis since 1995 till now and play 3-4 times a week. In Jan 2009, I started developing pain in right hip area and I found out that I had a osteo arthritic condition (could be due to trauma from before) and it was literally bone on bone. I took my time to decide on surgery date and continued to play tennis with taking Advil after the games.
Then I consulted Dr. Raterman in June 2009 and he pretty much came out and said that BHR is the best option for me due to my age. I went back to him in April 2010 to solidify surgery dates and finally got it done on June 16th. Total joint Replacement was also an option on the table but he managed to do BHR. But he also had to remove the screw on top of the IM nailing to make room. So, I am told I will need to be on walker for a month. I am responding to PT really well.
Looking forward to continue to active outdoor life but will do so after I heal well. My surgeon Dr. Raterman referred me to your site. Your site has been an inspiration to all of us and Keep up the good work!
July 12, 2010
I will complete my 4 weeks after surgry (June 16th) this Wed. The Rehab has been going well and I am ready to commute to office starting tomorrow. Dr. Raterman (Tampa, FL) performed surgery on my Right Hip (BHR). I am 41 yrs old and weight 210 and even though I am on the heavy side, I kept myself very active and played USTA tennis at local league level. For about a year and half, I suffered with groin pain due to bone on bone on right hip. I took Advil and tylenol to reduce muscle spams and it helped temporarily.
Due to an auto accident in 1994 (hit by a drunk driver), I already had two IM nailings on both legs and so, the surgeon this time removed the screw at the hip so he can place the BHR device in there. As a result, I have to be more conservative due to the hole in bone as a result of removing screw. I feel great so far and I walk with a cane and walk 1 mile each day. I still need to keep the 90 degree rule for 2 more weeks.