- 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
- 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 Kingrob’s Hip Resurfacing Dr. Gross
- 5 Year Update Christine’s Hip Resurfacing Dr. Mont 2011
- 53 Year Old Woman with HR from Dr. Su to Run Marathon
- 7 Year Update Shelby’s Bilateral BHRs by Dr. Brooks
- Alistair McAlpine’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Tobin 2005
- Arrojos Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Su 2012
- Bert Eisenstaedt Hip Resurfacing Dr. Klug 2006
- Beth Barney Dr. Amstutz September 2000
- Bills Hip Resurfacing Dr. De Smet 2006 and
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 – all those squats, lunges, bridging, hopping, jumping … seems to have worked. About to start next phase of run training to include speedwork and plyometrics plus strength training in the gym – hope to be under 20 mins in the summer.… 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 now, first diagnosed with osteoarthritis in both hips when I was 40. I’m married to an awesome woman, and father to a fine son who is also a pain in the ass. My family and my service are numbers 1 and 2 of why I went forward with hip resurfacing. … Read the rest
November 27, 2018 I had my right hip resurfaced the day before Thanksgiving 2015 by Dr. Gross. I could not be any happier with the results to this point. I went almost 10 years with bone on bone in my right hip and had a very noticeable limp for years before getting the HR. The only cardio I could do during this period was the stationary bike. This surgery was life changing for me.
When I was finally able to start running 6 months after surgery I knew I would have a lot of issues with other than my hip. The last time I was able to run was 2006 – I was 42. I managed to run in … Read the rest
It’s my hippiversary! Three years for hip number two. Time for a review. The short version? It has been great. I run, swim, cycle, dance, jump, climb, sit cross legged, everything. More than last year with more to come this year.
The long version:
I can officially say I have exceeded all my expectations, even the secret ones I didn’t dare say out loud. Going into surgery, I was nervous but eager, wanting to lose the pain and the loss of motion. By “loss of motion” I mean not being able to move much, like not walk very far at all anymore. I was one of those people who kept on keeping on even as I got more crooked and … Read the rest
March 4, 2018
I first met Dr Chris Whately more that 1 year ago. He directly mentioned that I could be a good candidate for Hip Resurfacing. He is from Canada. He took a lot of time to explain everything.
I’ve seen him last week and he explained that he is comfortable with both technics : total hip replacement or hip resurfacing. For my case, he said that I am a good candidate for hip resurfacing : male, young and in good shape.
I can’t remember the name of the device he uses (not BHR), but this is the same that Jean-Claude Vandamme has. Metal on metal and with cement on the femur part. He has used BHR device but prefers the other one, … Read the rest
June 18, 2018
I am a runner and had my Hip Resurfacing by Dr. Pritchett August 2017. Since then I have run 5 10k’s Our running club has a 10k series that my wife and I participate in. I have noticed that I have pretty much steadily improved my time by a consistent 2 minutes each race, they are all chipped timed. it’s getting easier and I hurt less after each one. it’s Kind of weird, but all of a sudden lately, I discovered I can run as much as I like and it doesn’t hurt, at all.
I limped around for a day after running a 1/2 marathon a month ago. This morning I ran 13.5 miles and I feel no ill effects in … Read the rest
I just thought I’d share with everyone that I am 2-years out from my hip-resurfacing with Dr. Su and I am still thrilled with the results. I am an athletic woman of average height and build. I was 27 years old at the time of surgery.
My journey since operation: I spent a very long time trying to get my strength back, which was lost not during the surgery, but during the injury. Limping around, having issues with stairs, and putting all pressure into my quads caused a lot of muscle loss in my hamstrings and glutes. It took me a long time to re-learn how to activate my posterior chain. I have been consistently strength-training 3x a week for a year now and I … Read the rest
Apologies for not updating for a while – absolutely NOT an indication of problems. On the contrary, I have been busy with rehab and training.
I am 10 months postop today. Surgery by Prof Cobb at Charing Cross hospital, London. Device H1 all ceramic clinical trial – NHS.
Last Sunday I raced the Triathlon England National Aquathlon championship – 750m open water swim (non-wetsuit mass start), 5k run. I was towards the back of the field (it was fast and furious) but I finished it and loved it! Extremely pleased with 22:43 for 5k run after conservative Dr Su PT schedule, similar to couch to 5k.
I have an openwater 5k swim race on Saturday then rest before … Read the rest
19 Month Update May 2019
I’ve just got back from the 2019 Pontevedra ITU Aquathlon World Championship race for male 55-59 Age Group.
What an amazing experience – loved it!
I placed 36/40 in my age group race – 1K open water swim then transition into 5K run.
Swim was cold (14 degrees) and up to halfway against a strong current – I placed 39/40 – it was tough as I’m not a strong swimmer.
Run was hot (23 degrees, no shade) but a nice 2 lap flat course – I placed 17/40 and would have run through more places had I not lost so much on the swim.
My hip performed perfectly and allowed me to deliver my very best race.
Looking forward to … Read the rest
I am 5 years out of a BHR on the right side. I have always been a runner, but it did take me 4 years to get back to running. My hip just wasn’t strong enough and I had a lot of failed starts. But after years of PT work, I am back full swing….
I ran the Cherry Blossom 10 miler and the GW Parkway 10 Miler races in DC this spring. I had hip flexor problems during the race, although I’ve had them since this whole hip thing started (I had two previous surgeries to try to fix FAI). But my annual cortisone shot cleared that up.
Anyway, I have just signed up for 4 half marathons and a 10 miler over the … Read the rest
January 8, 2017 – In June, 2015, about three years after my HR, I did a tandem jump. It was my first skydiving experience ever. I didn’t even think twice about my hip for this. After running a marathon, skiing, playing ice hockey, long jumping, and sprinting it didn’t even occur to me that there’s be anything special to worry about for this.
I am just over one year removed from right hip resurfacing surgery (BHR) performed by Dr. Anton Plakseychuk at UPMC Magee in Pittsburgh, PA. I have been hesitant to report, because it has only been a year, but the results have been so dramatic, that I feel the need to let others know, that at least some of us have been able to return to an active lifestyle and in my case, perhaps better than I was before.
I chose the BHR over THR because I am a recreational runner and this was my best (or only) option to get back to running. I had run 8 marathons in the 4 years prior to my last one (Boston, April 2014). For a few years, I … Read the rest
July 17, 2017
On the 7th July, 2017 , I celebrated my 3rd Anniversary of BHR Left side. Wow, how the time has disappeared and how I am able to compete “pretty well” in Triathlon, all be it , at Sprint and Standard Distance.
The hip has never been better and I attribute this to alot of patience in the re-hab,[ a fantastic “nurse”- the wife] ,lots of precise, dedicated massage by Roger Gooch of BodySmart, careful choices of racing and distances, plus correct footwear. As well an excellent operation by Dr Hugh Blackley, here in New Zealand.
I continue to do plenty of swimming,cycling, and some running. The Run is somewhat hindered due to a serious knee injury, and unfortunately we have not got … Read the rest
On 13th December, exactly 11 months post right hip BHR I completed a sprint triathlon. Did a fair bit of running from August, gradually increasing distance and speed, plus a load of cycling and swimming. Loads of time spent getting it right and I don’t even think of it.
January 13, 2015
This morning Andrew Shimmin fitted a Birmingham 52mm head and 58mm to my blown out right hip. A morning spent shopping with Mrs H got rid of any doubts about surgery it ached so much.
The journey has begun, and to be honest, the worst bit was waking up from the surgery! Pain is minimal at the moment ( I know that will change ) but the ice feels great. The whole … Read the rest
March 30, 2012
I had a right hip done by Dr. Pritchett July 2011 and I’m very happy with the results. I was 57 years old at the time and active. My main problem after the surgery was a very tight and painful iliotibial band (sp?) but it finally stretched out fine and I’ve had no problems with it since. I returned to running and did the 5K Turkey Trot on Bainbridge Island in November 2011, just four months after the surgery. It is now March 2012 and I now run about 3 times a week for 35 to 40 minutes each time – I completely changed my running style to minimize the impact by running exclusively on my toes and mid-foot (no heel striking … Read the rest