Vince’s Original Story: https://surfacehippy.info/vince-obsitniks-hip-resurfacing-with-dr-brooks-2012/
I had my left hip resurfaced by Dr. Brooks on January 18, 2012 at the Cleveland Clinic and recently had my 10 year checkup on August 12, 2022. The left hip was perfect on the xray and, for the last 10 years I have had no excess Cobalt/Chromium ions in my blood. In the last ten years, I have not had a single issue with my replaced hip. My original goal
Peter is 61 years old and is doing a squat with 315 pounds. He had hip resurfacing in both hips by Dr. Domb of Chicago.
4 Year update March 25, 2020
I started this thread about 4 years back when I got my Bilateral resurfacing by Dr. Su. Thought I would post an update 4 years down the road. My hips could not be better. I am playing Ice Hockey Goalie 2-3 times a week, working a physical job, and doing basically anything I want. I still can’t say enough about Dr. Su and the Hospital for Specialized Surgery. They … Read the rest
August 20, 2021
I am a 62 year old male. I have been very active all my life. My main physical activity is long distance cycling both on the road and on the trails here in Northeast Ohio during March to November. During November to March I hike in a wooded area and hike 5-6 miles per day. I have been cycling since 1982 and a normal year of cycling mileage will range during a … Read the rest
February 16, 2022
I Am A Runner (Again).My 3.5 month checkup was today. My bones have fully grown into my implants – they are part of me now. The PA was very satisfied with the X-rays and range of motion, and said ROM and strength will continue to recover.He said I was ready to start running again, but told me to take it slow, listen to my body, and I’d probably be gassed in a … Read the rest
November 8, 2021 – Jim’s Original Story Here
It’s been a great 10 years!
Thank you Pat, for all the important information that you make available on this site. Thank you to Dr Scott Marwin, who I found on this site. He performed the bilateral surgery for me back when same day bilaterals were a rarity. And thank you to all the physical therapists at NYU Langone Rusk rehab center for getting me ready for … Read the rest
Both hips done 12 years ago. Just finished 9 day, 100+ mile XC ski vacation at Lake Tahoe CA. Amazing trails and no issue with my hips, my wife complains I am faster with “ball bearing hips”. Enjoying the pain free fun outside.
February 1, 2022
1st hip – June 2020. September 2020 returned to caddying (5-7miles of walking/jogging) 2nd hip – April 2021. August 2021 – Returned to caddying. November 2021 – Started playing pickleball for first time and move as well as Iprior to any hip issues. Total flexibility and strength is probably not where it was, but not noticeable for my desired activities, golf, biking, walking/running, pickleball, and keeping up with grandkids. I’m very grateful … Read the rest
Today my resurfaced hip turns 1! Thank you Lord and thank you Dr Pritchett.
October 3, 2021
I just ran my first post surgery race – 10K road race in Minster OH. Hit a 37:58 at a 6:08 pace. 85th percentile in Age Grade which is National level and close to International (90th), which I was before OA kicked in. Hip continues to improve regarding soreness. I splashed out on Nike Alpha Fly Zooms. Great cushion and nice spring return, really reduces pounding. It has been a long … Read the rest
November 18, 2021 7 Year Update Left BHR and 4.5 Year Update Right THR
My turn to announce another anniversary – 7 years of BHR left hip, and 4.5 years ceramic THR right hip.
No hip problems as such, although I always feel the BHR side around the scar and there is an occasional clunk. I also have a little more range of movement from the ceramic hip but not a problem when climbing, biking … Read the rest
Patricia, thank you so much for your excellent website.
I joined surfacehippy over 20 years ago when gathering info about my hip surgery. I had my hip resurfaced at JRI by Dr Schmalzreid , I was 50 Years old .
Now, almost 20 years later I’m still going strong . Hikes and challenging walks everyday, strength training and cycling.… Read the rest
Hi Patricia – we talked a while back after I highlighted my first BHR (Dr Bose) in 2016 for GearJunkie website.
Since then I have returned to competition at a high level in adventure racing and been featured in two pretty cool films/TV shows.
https://vimeo.com/415795433 “With Spirit” a film that chronicles the birth of our twins and a return to race in the Patagonian Expedition Race. Having my hip fail in the 2016 race (when … Read the rest
Blaine’s first squat lifting 95 pounds
Started to have hip pain about 4 years ago progressing to a point that I was in constant pain, limping and limited function. Went to see a number of orthopedic surgeons who specialized in hip arthroscopy but unfortunately the diagnosis was the same …. Advanced arthritis requiring a new hip. A friend who is an a orthopedic surgeon ( Dr. Michael Groover) advised me to consider a Birmingham hip … Read the rest
Hello! My name is Brian Bruns, I’m a 29 year old professional kickboxer out of Riverside California and I’m a recipient of bilateral hip resurfacing. I wanted to write this out to discuss my experience with the surgery and help anyone else who is thinking about the surgery for themselves who have a similar story to mine. When I was researching the surgery there were a few older videos talking about it but none of … Read the rest
Greetings to Surface Hippies and soon to be Surface Hippies!
Today marks the 10 year anniversary of my bi-lateral hip resurfacing surgery. January 10 and 12, 2011. My resurfaced hips are doing very well and they allow me to be very active and live a healthy life. I am an avid hiker and backpacker even at 65 years old.
I am forever grateful for this amazing procedure and technology. It’s still hard to believe I … Read the rest