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
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Patricia Walter is the owner and webmaster of the Surface Hippy Website
There are currently two basic surgery options available for hip replacement – Hip Resurfacing or Total Hip Replacement. Hip Resurfacing is bone conserving and allows a patient to return to an active life with no restrictions. Hip Resurfacing is often used for young male athletes who want to return to the sports they love.
A total hip replacement, THR, has been the gold standard for many years. THR is major surgery that can result in a long post-op recovery and often limits your activities depending on the type of hip device that is used.
Joe’s Original Story https://surfacehippy.info/joe-s-bilateral-hip-resurfacing-with-dr-gross-2016/
December 18, 2020
Very happy to reach my 8th anniversary.
8 years ago, on the day before the operation, I remember feeling like a broken 50 year old man – quite unable to walk from the hospital entrance to my hospital room without using the corridor hand rail to support me.
Thanks to the incredible brilliance of my surgeon Ronan Treacy I feel very lucky that he was able to fix me.
I really enjoy my cycling, my hiking, and my swimming. However, I am one of the small percentage of patients who was unable to return to regular distance running, so @400 metres is about my limit on a good day.
Posted June 21, 2020… Read the rest
What a difference a year makes! Just got off the ice playing pond hockey in the neighborhood with another Dr. Gross patient (10 years ago he had a hip resurfacing) , one of the many reasons I chose to go to SC to have a resurfacing done. Tom told me about this website, and the rest is history. Back to the pond hockey, most importantly I scored 5 goals today. No one really cares, but it was bitter sweet to me. Last year Tom visited me after my surgery at my home in Freeport after playing pond hockey. I had just returned home from SC after the 2 surgeries and could not envision that I would be playing pond hockey with him in a year. … Read the rest
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