- 10 Year Update Anthony M. Cornicelli’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Brooks 2007
- 10 Year Update Vince Obsitnik’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Brooks 2012
- 12 Year Update Phil Wadsworth’s Bilateral Dr. Brooks 2010
- 5 Year Update Dan L’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing Dr. Brooks 2011
- 5 Year Update Donny’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Brooks 2018
- 7 Year Update Shelby’s Bilateral BHRs by Dr. Brooks
- Al’s Hip Resurfacing by Dr. Brooks 2009
- Ann B Bilateral Hip Resurfacing Dr.
I am a 28yo male who just had Left Hip Resurfacing at the Cleveland Clinic in Vero Beach, FL on January 31, 2024. I wanted to tell everyone my story as it definitely helped me with making my decision, so hopefully it will help others too!
In 2017 I started having a pinching in my left hip during my college lectures. I thought it was nothing, but eventually it got to the point where I … Read the rest
BHR April-2022, Dr. Brooks, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio
My top BHR thoughts/comments
Thank you Pat…for all of the “surface hippy” info, stories, help, etc. The site info is priceless. I visited the site often, prior to my surgery.
I visited (4) surgeons…two that did only THR…and, two that did both THR and BHR.
A few reasons why I chose hip-resurfacing > I’m very active, on the bigger-side, wanted zero restrictions, my surgeon’s qualifications, and I liked … Read the rest
Donny’s Full Story Here https://surfacehippy.info/donnys-hip-resurfacing-with-dr-brooks-2018/
February 26, 2023
It hit me today that today is my 5-year anniversary of having my left hip resurfaced with Dr. Peter Brooks at the Cleveland Clinic. It’s been a wonderful 5 years. At this point, I think very little about my hip. I’m as physically active as I want to be, mostly golf. Hip feels totally normal. No pain. No mobility or range of motion issues. Complete return to … Read the rest
Dr. Brooks has moved to Florida. He has relocated to the Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital in Vero Beach Florida. He took time off this summer to move and get settled in.
So it will be a beautiful location to have a surgery and recover. He still does free email consultations.
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Peter Brooks MD, FRCS(C) – BHR trained McMinn 2006,
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
I had my second BHR procedure at the Cleveland Clinic with Dr. Peter Brooks on May 16, 2022, right hip. I was 74 1/2 years old at the time.
My first BHR procedure was at the Cleveland Clinic in early February of 2010, left hip, when I was 62 years old.
All is going well with my recover after four weeks and I plan on return to running early in 2023. I believe in the … Read the rest
Dr. Brooks paper published in the Journal of Arthroplasty detailing his 10 year results of hip resurfacing on April 22, 2022.
Males are 99%, females 91%This is all comers, (age, pre-op diagnosis, size including those that are no longer available), and includes my personal learning curve. Strong evidence for BHR in males.
At a minimum 10-year follow-up, hip resurfacing, using an implant with a good track record, demonstrates 99.0% survivorship in male patients with … 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
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.
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
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
February 26, 2023
It hit me today that today is my 5-year anniversary of having my left hip resurfaced with Dr. Peter Brooks at the Cleveland Clinic. It’s been a wonderful 5 years. At this point, I think very little about my hip. I’m as physically active as I want to be, mostly golf. Hip feels totally normal. No pain. No mobility or range of motion issues. Complete return to normal life. It’s been such … 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
On Sunday, June 4th, I accomplished a goal that I’ve been preparing for over a year. I successfully completed my first Tough Mudder. I have been physically, mentally and spiritually transformed in the last 12+ months. From not even being able to simply run…to now after my hip resurfacing leaping, jumping, running and climbing PAIN FREE !
Thankful to friends and family who have encouraged and applauded my hip resurfacing through it all! Your energy … Read the rest
December 13, 2017
When I first learned I needed a hip replacement I was 46. I thought I was too young and tried waiting it out. I started looking for alternatives other than a full hip replacement. My journey took me to first getting a cortisone injection. This did nothing for me other than have the experience of getting an injection in my groin. Next I started doing Bikram yoga to try and gain flexibility … Read the rest
In July of 2006, a month before my wedding and in the first year of my thirties, I thought I pulled a muscle in my thigh. I let it drag on for about six months, continuing my usual recreational activities of golf, softball, and ice hockey. Finally in January of 2007 my wife forced me to see a doctor as my pain had progressed to significant locking in my hip, shooting pain down my leg … Read the rest
August 11, 2014
Had a BHR on my left hip last Sept 20. I had had arthritis from a previous hip fracture accompanied by severe IT/knee pain. Post-procedure, everything had been going extremely well–I was following the fairly conservative recovery program prescribed by my doctor (no lifting or weight training, no high impact for a year post surgery) and I felt really perfect, but all of the sudden one day a couple weeks ago, it … Read the rest