Hip #1 in 2012: I was in-and-out of pain. When it first started, I would ache for a few days, then it would subside for months. It wasn’t until I joined a tennis league when this started to shift. It wouldn’t always happen, but when it did, I would be in pain from 1-4 days, then no pain for a month or two. It slowly shifted to where the pain would be longer and the pain-free moments would be shorter. As I got closer to a decision, I would be in horrible pain for 7-10 days (couldn’t sleep, walk, sit, etc…), followed by ever shorter periods of no pain. Funny thing is, the day before my surgery I ran 4 pain
About Patricia Walter
Patricia Walter is the owner and webmaster of the Surface Hippy Website
Blink’s Original Story Here https://surfacehippy.info/blinky-s-bilateral-hip-resurfacing-with-dr-gross/
With all the distractions this year, pandemic and elections, I almost forgot. This is my five year anniversary for getting two new hips courtesy of Dr. Gross. The short version is I feel great. The longer version is below.
I planned to run five half marathons and get back into long course triathlons this year. A year ago, I felt terrific. Swimming and running well, cycling okay, doing fitness classes with the young people. Then BAM Covid hit. I was able to run three of those halfs, then everything stopped. Our pool shut down for a few months. No gym, some online gym classes. No bike parts to be had. So…I did GVRAT (Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee) and a … Read the rest
Andy’s Original Story https://surfacehippy.info/andy-hip-resurfacing-dr-gross-2012/
Alan’s Original Story Here https://surfacehippy.info/tri-hard-alan-s-hip-resurfacing-with-mr-treacy-2015/
5 years for me today I had a right hand side BHR with Dr Ronan Treacy.
General life, I don’t even think about the hip. Haven’t for a long time. I sometimes notice the smaller Range of Movement on that side when doing things like Yoga, Pilates, Circuits etc sessions but one of the benefits of the Covid situation is my Fiancée working from home and these are her main keep fit activities so we often do them together. The increase in these activities has increased that ROM.
Running and Triathlon wise, things have also improved. Not so much in performance. But then some of that may be due to a lack of Races due to Covid and as such … Read the rest
September 21, 2019
I have been a long distance runner for almost 3 Decades. I took up the discipline seriously when I was in my early 30s. I peaked at the age of 47, PB Half Marathons in 1.15 (75 mins at the age of 47). I continued to train, race in half and full Marathons until right hip pain in 2017 restricted my performance however, I continued to train and race. I average 50 to 60 mile per week and race at least once a month. I can manage a sub 1.39 1/2 Marathon but not for much longer due to the severe arthritic right hip. I managed to, eventually, be accepted for a resurfacing (after having refused twice the offer of total hip) … Read the rest
Every year on 9/11 I get nostalgic. Not just because of the tragedy in 2001, but because I woke up that morning, at 40 years old, the day after my hip resurfacing with Dr. Gross, and watched the planes run into the towers on the news.
It’s been 19 years and I’ve had virtually no problems with my cemented Corin device or the uncemented device I got from Dr. Gross on the other hip about 10 years later. I squatted 215 pounds this morning for 8 reps.
Back then there was a SurfaceHippy group on Yahoo sharing information. Dr. Gross’s office gave me a fruit basket and tickets to the zoo when I got in town. There were still getting used to out of town … Read the rest
I’m just writing to share the great news that I’m almost 2 years post op after having my left hip resurfaced by Dr. Gross in October 2018 and I’m doing great!!I feel guilty because Surface Hippy is the most amazing site and literally enabled a life-changing event for me – my resurfacing surgery – which has truly restored me to the happy, active lifestyle I knew before my osteoarthritis set into my left hip 9 years ago. And the reason I feel guilty is that I’ve been so busy enjoying my life again that I honestly don’t think about my hip much or come to visit this site much anymore – but I really should because it’s a wonderful source of fact-based guidance and I’d … Read the rest
Gary O’Neill 1st September 2020
Right Hip Resurface Update. 61 year old fit male.
I had my right Hip resurfaced with Professor Julien Girard in Lille on 1st October 2019.
I have been road biking 100km per week all through lockdown since March 2020. All with no real issues. I had a little groin pain in April 2020 but I think the pain was just from biking regularly with very little other exercise during lockdown in the UK.
I skied off piste twice in February 2020. All with no issues.
Just to make sure I had my hip x rayed in May and Professor Girard checked the x ray which showed the implant to be perfect.
I have sailed a small laser dinghy … Read the rest
Note by Patricia Walter – unfortunately,not everyone can have a hip resurfacing, but life can still be active and pain free with a large ball, ceramic THR like Mike received.
Just stopping by to say I passed the 8 year mark a few weeks back.
I couldn’t have HR due to previous problems as a teenager ( slipped femoral epiphysis) This was pinned but I was left with a slight twist on the femoral head which meant THR.
I went to Birmingham to see Ronan Treacy who assured me he would do his utmost to resurface, had the HR kit ready in the Operating Theatre but it wasn’t possible.
It took a while to come to terms with but after some great support on here … Read the rest
I had my right hip resurfaced (BHR) by Dr. Emil Schemitsch at University Hospital in London, Ontario on January 27, 2020. I’m a 53 year old, active male. I officiate high school basketball, play a lot of golf, and a bit of baseball.
I started having issues with my right leg 5-6 years ago, and had no idea what the problem was. The most common pain/discomfort was in the lower back on the right side. I’d occasionally feel pain in my thigh and groin. I visited a chiropractor friend, and he treated it as a SI joint problem, which referred pain down to my leg. I feel ridiculous today for thinking that was the problem for the first couple of years. I continued to stay … Read the rest
I hope my post gives a path to navigate doctor offices and your HMO insurance to get coverage in other states where hip resurfacing is offered. As you may know HMO insurance contracts limit the territory to a local region of contracted doctors for your plan. In the case of my Blue Choice HMO I recognized no contract wording that gave direction for seeking coverage outside of the territory because the service wasn’t available in-network. Dr Thomas Gross said that because I tried in-network to get a resurfacing, and upon his determination that I was an excellent candidate, he could submit an application with my Maryland HMO for his services in South Carolina.
To me it made sense that an agreement outside of the Insurance … Read the rest