RBHR Dr. Shahrdar December 2008
I am located in Shreveport La. and my doctor is Cambize Shahrdar. I raced motocross my whole life and my body got beaten up pretty bad. The hips always seemed to be involved in crashes. Also, racing motocross requires a lot of training like running and biking which also is rough on the hips. I noticed trying to play golf about half way through the round my lower back area would just be killing me.
After a good while of dealing with the pain I decided to get checked. That is when I discovered my hips were in really bad shape. I was 40 at the time and the doctor told me I had the hips of an 80 year old. I continued to deal with the pain for a while even though it was getting worse all the time. After being in a store one night with my family my hip completely locked up and I couldn’t walk out. This for me was the point of no return. I thought if my family would not have been with me I would have really been in a bind trying to get out and home. Shortly after that I received the Birmingham hip resurfacing.
Dr. Shahrdar suggested the Birmingham for me because of my age and activity level. Dr. Shahrdar in this area is the guy to go to. I have a lot of friends that are Doc’s and 100% of them told me he was the guy for hip issues. Everything to do with the surgery was pretty much as he said it would be. The timing of issues like walking and driving were spot on.
The only thing I wish I would have done more of was research like looking at the surfacehippy web site. All of the info. you need is on this site. There are some small details that a person needs to check before having this surgery.
One of my issues after I got home was the tape they used on me in surgery. I was allergic to it and it was like the worse sunburn you have every had times 100. I also did not realize I was going to need to take blood thinner shots for a couple of weeks after I got home. This was tough for me because I had to give them to myself below my bellybutton. Other than those couple of things the surgery is awesome.
It has now been a year and a half since my surgery and my new hip is 99%. No pain and plenty of strength. I was 41 when I had my right hip resurfacing done in December 2008. If your age and activity level works the Birmingham hip resurfacing is the way to go. It’s a great solution.