The last two years have brought increasing groin pain, instability, and popping/clunking on a regular basis. Two months before my 4th anniversary I became so alarmed at the consistent instability that I obtained x-rays and cobalt and chromium blood tests. Patient advocate, Vicky Marlow, had several surgeons review them for possible causes of my pain and instability. The following are excerpts from the surgeon’s emails:
I am 4 days post-op (in 4 hrs) and doing fabulous. We are all different patients, but Mercy Mt Shasta and staff is the best hospital I’ve ever been in and Dr Ure’s office staff is stellar. Don’t let the small town keep you away. The hospital is the cleanest and pristine and nursing staff has a lot of ortho experience. Here’s my story, but feel free to get back to me with questions.
The … Read the rest
Three years ago at the age of 37, I was given the
news I have osteoarthritis by my family doctor. I
was referred to a hip specialist and was told I
needed a Total Hip Replacement, oh and by the way,
would never again participate in high impact sports.
Three other specialists gave me the same news. As
the FDA hadn’t yet approved the
I’m 47 and had Bi-lat surgery with Dr. Ball at UCSD went picture perfect (according to the Dr.) I just walked with a walker of course, thru the front door of my home Yes home on day 3 post op. I just want everyone that is having surgery soon or the near future my bone on bone pain is completely gone as soon as I woke up from surgery, and let me … Read the rest
Had my BHR (right side) installed by DR. Scott Ball and his team at UCSD Med Center Thornton Hospital La Jolla California on 8-9-10.I made my decision to use Dr. Balll mainly through this website and friends and people I have met who have had a BHR installed by him. After suffering a hip injury on my motorcycle when I was 15 and the doctor … Read the rest
Matt Cook Bilateral 1/22/2012 LBHR 3/9/2012 RBHR Dr. Scott Ball
Published on Oct 14, 2012
Doctor Scott Ball, Dustyn and Team perform my first of two hip resurfacing/replacement using the Birmingham Hip by Smith and Nephew. Fantastic experience with Doctor Ball and UCSD Thorton Hospital. I’m a 44 year old male who basically used up his hips due to sports. The ball was genetically a little out of round and it caused severe arthritis … Read the rest
Dirk Van Dyke Bilateral DePuy ASR 02/08 03/08 Dr. Ball
7 Year Anniversary – Update
I just celebrated my 7 yr anniversary with resurfaced hips. I was a “staged” bilateral, with the 2 sides done 5 weeks apart, the 2nd one on March 31, 7 yrs ago. I long ago reached the point where I don’t think about my hips when considering any physical undertaking.
With the negative press about resurfacing in general and ASR … Read the rest
July 28, 2009 My Pre-Op Consultation @ UCSD Thornton Hospital ( Dr. Scott Ball )
Just had my Pre-Op Consultation @ UCSD Thornton Hospital with Dr. Scott Ball’s team. Dustyn is his PA- Physicians Assistant. He is great and will answer any and all questions. They gave me the typical rundown of the risks associated with a Bilateral Resurfacing.
– Possible blood transfusion ( 15% risk ) – Possibility of waking up with THR'(s) – … Read the rest
June 11, 2009 I am six days post surgery and feeling better. I had a rough 18 hours due to H and H blood levels and allergies to pain meds. They were trying to get me up out of bed, but I was so lightheaded that I could not go anywhere. I ended up passing out in the restroom about 22 hours after my surgery, but luckily I knew it was coming and they were … Read the rest
November 15, 2007 Yesterday I got my hip resurfaced. Today has been ok but yesterday after surgery was quite a rough experience since I’ve never been in the hospital before. I had know idea of what to expect and was very scared prior to the surgery. I came out fine and have started recovery.
Dr. Ball here at UCSD Thornton Hospital in San Diego said the surgery went well and showed my the x-ray of … Read the rest
February 11, 2011 So, today is my big day. We woke up at 3:30 a.m. to get showered and dressed for my 5:30 check-in at Thornton Hospital at UC San Diego.
Most everything has gone very smoothly and I can’t say enough good things about the doctors, nurses, and staff here. I was fully prepped and in the OR by 7:30 a.m. A few minutes of bantering with the surgical team is all I remember … Read the rest
On Nov. 19, 2007 I had my left hip resurfaced by D. Scott Ball at UCSD Thornton Hospital ,La Jolla, CA. I got in 30 days early due to a cancelation so I only had about 5 day window of being “anxious” but due to prayer I was very peaceful all the way up to going under. I was put under at 1:00 and remember waking up about 5:00 with no pain. … Read the rest