Stanley Frazier and Family
My name is Stanley Frazier. I am a 49 year old male who lives in Lexington, South Carolina. I had been living with severe pain in both my hips for over 10 years. I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis and was told I needed both my hips replaced. At the time I was seeing another orthopaedic doctor who advised me that I was too young for the surgery and would recommend waiting until my 50th birthday and then he would perform a double total hip replacement.
I tried to make it through those ten years as best I could. I took arthritis pain medications constantly (Vioxx, Bextra, Celebrex, and Advil). I could barely walk after being on my feet for any length of time, and could not bend down to tie my shoes. I was losing all the mobility in my hips and would have trouble sleeping at night because the pain was so great.
I found out about hip resurfacing from a friend of mine, and he recommended to see Dr. Thomas Gross. After much prayer and researching hip resurfacing, I asked my family doctor to please refer me to Dr. Gross and after meeting with him, decided to let him perform my hip resurfacing surgeries.
Both my surgeries were performed at Providence NorthEast Hospital. The left hip was resurfaced on September 17th, 2007 and then the right hip on September 19th, 2007. Lee Webb assisted Dr. Gross with both my surgeries with great success. I was admitted on that Monday morning and was released the following Friday. I could tell immediately that the arthritis pain was gone. I was sore from the surgeries, but nothing like before. I was up walking on crutches right after both my surgeries and rehabbed at home for the next three weeks. I came off all pain medication after the first week at home.
I returned to my job after only 4 weeks post-surgery and got rid of my crutches the same week. I continued to perform the exercises that Lee Webb had instructed me to do, and started walking 1 mile a day.
After six weeks post-op, I returned to see Dr. Gross for my check-up and got a glowing report. I will go back to see him after one year from my surgery date. Dr. Gross is the best orthopaedic surgeon in South Carolina and possibly the best surgeon in the nation. Everyone at Midlands Orthopaedics treated me so nice and I would recommend anyone thinking about hip resurfacing surgery, needs to contact them.
I told Dr. Gross that I felt that God had directed my path to him and I am so glad I chose him as my surgeon. I feel like a new person, and I am looking forward to being able to do things with my family again. My quality of live is so much better. Thank the good Lord for giving me another chance at happiness.