- 1 Year Anniversary Jim Thyne’s Hip Resurfacing with Professor Meek 2019
- 1 Year Update David Brewer’s H1 Ceramic Hip Resurfacing with Professor Cobb 2017
- 10 Month Update David Brewer’s H1 Ceramic Hip Resurfacing by Professor Cobb 2017
- 10 Year Update Jim’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing Dr. Marwin 2011
- 3 Year Update Arrojos Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Su 2012
- 3 Year Update for Blinky’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2015
- 3 Year Update
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
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
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 … 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 … Read the rest
1 Year Anniversary September 2020
Read Pete’s Original Story Here: https://surfacehippy.info/pete-m-s-hip-resurfacing-2015/
5 years today November 19 with my Left BHR Birmingham Hip Resurfacing and 30 months with my Right THR total hip replacement.
Both are doing well, although my Right leg had a problem with thigh pain over Xmas last year. Still managed to keep climbing and cycling but had to stop running for a couple of months. Since then have gone from strength to strength – long days in … Read the rest
Blinky’s Original Story is Here: https://surfacehippy.info/blinky-s-bilateral-hip-resurfacing-with-dr-gross/
Today is my four year anniversary for bilateral hip resurfacing with Dr. Gross. How time flies!
The short update is that everything is going well. I run, I swim, I dance, I climb, I walk, I do everything I want to do. Other body parts are wearing out and giving me trouble, but not my hips. The biggest roadblock to my improving continues to be time to train. Because … Read the rest
Tri Hard Allan’s Original Story Here: https://surfacehippy.info/tri-hard-alan-s-hip-resurfacing-with-mr-treacy-2015/
November 3, 2019
Recently celebrated my 4 year anniversary for my right side BHR with Dr Treacy. I held off till today to post as this morning I had entered my biggest race to date, the Ballbuster Duathlon which consists of 5 x 8 mile loops, 1 run/3 bike/1 run with the last 2 miles of each loop uphill. But the weather was awful and the race was … Read the rest
It’s been 2 weeks since my surgery by Dr Su .I am very happy with the surgical outcome (so far) and also feel the HSS hospital is extremely professional. I traveled from Israel to NY ,was assigned a coordinator for overseas patients,Katherine Alcantara who escorted me on the pre-op examinations and helped with all the logistics. All email and phone consulting was handled very efficiently by Dr Su’s PA Jesse.
I was an active runner … Read the rest
I found out I qualified for as an age-grouper for Team GB in the world aquathlon champs in Pontevedra, Spain in May 2019. I passed the one year postop landmark feeling strong and ready to crank-up the run training. I have just completed my first run race for over 5 years and managed 21:32 for 5k – not at all fast but going in the right direction.
My hip feels great – … Read the rest
Bottom Line Up Front – BHR has allowed me to have my life back. I’m a 7 Year BHR Alumni of the BHR Club (Dr. Brooks, Cleveland Clinic) and want to give you, those who are considering or are already soldiering through the initial stages of post surgery/PT, confirmation that it is all worth the struggle.
First, as a baseline, I’m a 56 year old male, in the military, reserves … Read the rest