- 10 Year and 2 Month Update John C’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2008
- 18 Month Update Taj’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. De Smet 2016
- 5 Year Anniversary for Sean’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2011
- 5 Year Update Larry’s HR with Dr. Anderson 2007/2012
- 8 Year Update John C’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2008
- Bill B’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Rogerson 2014
- Bill H’s Hip Resurfacing Right BHR with Dr. Rogerson 2008
- Bill T’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Rogerson 2013
- Bill’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Brooks 2008
- Buddy’s bilateral hip resurfacing Dr. Pritchett 2008
September 13, 2018 – I’m happy to report that I LOVE my new hip. I had follow-up xrays which shoed everything looking good, and my non-op hip in perfect shape, as well.
Last year I decided to try racing (I’ve been rowing for 9 years, but not racing, and the pain was unbearable by the end). I’m happy to report that at the end of this month I am going to FISA Worlds in Florida to race SIX times in three days. Kind of crazy.
I still have trouble with my glute medius, which has … Read the rest
Back to playing Hockey after Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett.
I was 48 when I received the very surprising diagnosis of arthritis in my left hip. My pain wasn’t that bad at the time so I really didn’t think it was as bad as they said. The first words I heard after my initial X-Ray were “You need a Total Hip Replacement! I was stunned. I thought I had a strained tendon or a torn labrum, arthritis wasn’t even on my radar. One Dr. rated the damage an 8 out of 10! I was in denial and didn’t want to … Read the rest
Last week was the 10 year anniversary on my left hip, and this week I hit the 2 month mark on the right.
All the old timers on here have heard my story too many times, so they can feel free to skip this, but for any newbies on the site, here is my story.
I am a sports instructor year round, teaching high level skiing all day every day all winter, and teaching windsurfing during the summers, with lots of surfing and tennis thrown in. Dr Gross said at the time that … Read the rest
I have compiled video clips in chronological order, over a period of 6 months, from the day of surgery, my recovery, rehab and physical therapy activities, to my return to kiteboarding. I had severe arthritis in my left hip. I chose to have Hip Resurfacing over Total Hip Replacement so I could return to a high level of activity as opposed to the limited activity I would have had with Total Hip Replacement. Vincent Fowble, M.D. of the Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute performed the surgery at Jupiter Medical Center.… Read the rest
July 31 , 2016
Just had bilateral resurfacing with Dr. Su. I too was forced out of the butterfly after about 40 years playing, and became more of a Phil Esposito. I went in for surgery on a Thursday came out Saturday and was hobbling around my house on Sunday without my crutches. I’m 50 and the Same basic size as you. You should consider bilateral. I will post as I get deeper into the recovery and hit some milestones, for now totally pumped with where I am 3 days after surgery.
August 20, 2016
I started having pain in … Read the rest
April 29, 2017 – This thread is to update my progress after five years on my second hip. I am now going on 71 years and will be taking the National Ski Patrol classes this summer and plan to be an active Patroller this winter at the ski areas in the Midwest that are near me. I have enjoyed cross country ski races of 25K, biking of over 100K in a day and also downhill skiing through the trees. I must say that one major help to me has been my participation in weekly YOGA … Read the rest
Since his left BHR hip resurfacing procedure Ron has not skipped a beat!
Scuba diving, tai chi, road biking, and downhill skiing are all activities that he is back out enjoying pain-free.
“Since undertaking my hip resurfacing surgery, I have participated in more than 200 scuba dives in all kinds of conditions and locations, and attained a PADI Divemaster rating through extensive training and testing.
I have ridden my road bicycle thousands of miles, and completed 100 kilometer and 100 mile rides for charities. I do tai chi, and just returned from a downhill skiing vacation at Grand Targhee in … Read the rest
February 7, 2016
I have been a less frequent visitor to this site – mostly because my hip is no longer a problem and I am busy enjoying life!
I had my left hip resurfaced by Dr. Gross back in February of 2011.
My story – condensed version. My hip began to *barely* hurt in my late 20s / early 30s. It was a nuisance but not a problem. By my mid 30s it was clearly a problem and I had to stop a lot of activites I enjoyed, but I just dealt with it … Read the rest
Jim was told at age 43 that total hip replacement was his only option for pain relief and motion improvement. Luckily he found out about Dr. Rogerson and Birmingham hip resurfacing. Six months following his BHR Jim is back playing hockey, waterskiing, running and playing golf without any pain!
“I was diagnosed with severe degenerative arthritis in my left hip in March 2014 at the age of 43. I had always led a very active lifestyle, playing a variety of sports with my favorites being ice hockey, golf, and slalom waterskiing. When I was first diagnosed by a local orthopedic … Read the rest
Patient Bill B. is back on the slopes following his BHR
“I am as good as new!”
“I am extremely grateful to the ortho team for my results. Before the procedure, I couldn’t walk very well and was in a lot of pain. My low point before surgery was when I got on a city bus using my cane, and a pregnant woman holding a baby in her lap got up out of her bus seat to give me her seat. (I took the seat). After the procedure, I am as good as new and can ski, etc. You guys … Read the rest
Hockey player and avid hiker Bill T. hits the Ice and trails six months after his BHR.
Bill underwent BHR at the exact right time; before his ailing hip had soured his passion for an active lifestyle.
“Eleven months ago I was given the chance to have a BHR by Dr. Rogerson. I wish I had looked into it years ago. I was always under the impression that hip surgery was something you put off until your hip was completely shot. And that can mean years of compensation and pain. It can also mean you may lessen the chances you … Read the rest
I had my left hip resurfaced by Dr. Gross on 9/6/06. You will have no problem climbing up or going down trails. The hip works as a normal one would. If you are thinking about it. and you want to enjoy life again, GO FOR IT..
February 16, 2008
This was taken the other day skiing at Durango Mountain Resort…We had gotten over 22″ inches of snow. The skiing this year has been nothing short of “epic.” I am able to ski all the runs I used to ski before my hip began to really hurt about 6 years ago. … Read the rest
My Name is Ray, 46 years and an Airline Pilot.
About a year ago my Hip totally gave out on Me. Eighteen years prior I was in an accident; the trauma was a dislocation. Now the pain had become unbearable. I could not windsurf, surf, step into a car or even walk through the Terminal at an Airport. Something had to be done!
I have the ways and means to go anywhere in the world for treatment. After months of research, recommendations and consultations; everything directed to Dr. Sands and the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing.
I went into his office having … Read the rest
POST-OP PATIENT TESTIMONIAL: MARC V.
(R BHR 7/3/06, L BHR 2/17/11)
I am so excited about getting my surgery done. I can’t walk, sit or sleep without pain. I had no idea that by age 38 I would be unable to do the active things that I enjoy. Downhill Snow Skiing was my favorite in the winter months. In the summer I enjoyed biking, hiking and water skiing. None of these activities are a part of my life any longer. The thought of a short walk to get fresh air was so painful that I rarely did that any … Read the rest