- 10 Year Update Anthony M. Cornicelli’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Brooks 2007
- 5 Year Update Dan L’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing Dr. Brooks 2011
- 7 Year Update Shelby’s Bilateral BHRs by Dr. Brooks
- Al’s Hip Resurfacing by Dr. Brooks 2009
- Ann B Bilateral Hip Resurfacing Dr. Brooks 2010
- Anthony Cornicelli’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Brooks 2007
- Bill’s 7 1/2 Year Anniversary Bilateral HR with Dr. Brooks
- Bill’s 8 Year Anniversary on Right BHR with Dr. Brooks
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
March 7, 2020 Two Year Anniversary
It’s been a while since I’ve visited this forum. Happy to report that I now spend very little time thinking about my hip. Last week I had my 2 year checkup for a left hip resurfacing I had done with Dr. Peter Brookes of the Cleveland Clinic. X-Rays looked good. I wasn’t expecting any problems as the hip has felt wonderful. No pain. Lot’s of flexibility. Very stable. I’ve … 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
I should have written this article some time ago so others could know my experience with hip resurfacing. Dr. Peter Brooks of the Cleveland Clinic performed the surgery to resurface my left hip on January 18, 2012 and I just recently had my five year checkup. He used a S&N BHR. At that time, I was 74 years old and had been running … Read the rest
30 mile backpacking trip with Scouts.
12 hour Orienteering competition; Cyclocross (mud and grass on regular cycle);
Cross country skiing
Glad to share more if anyone wants more information.
March 13, 2017
To start off I am a 41 year very active male. I was always active in sports growing up and played college and semi pro football. I would workout 5-6 days a week, basketball twice a week, weightlifting, cardio, & crossfit, in addition to being active with my family. I had never been seriously injured previously. I am 6’1″ 235 and in very good shape. One morning in late July I played … Read the rest
February 22, 2017
February 22, 2017 – I just concluded my ten year follow up and I am happy to report that all is well. My daily workouts regularly include treadmill and bicycling. I look forward to continuing the enjoyment of my pain free mobility for years to come. Hopefully, for the rest of my life!
November 30, 2011
I am new here and scheduled for BHR with Dr. Brooks on December 20. I’m also a marathon runner. I know Dr. Brooks says I shouldn’t run for a year, which pains me.
December 31, 2011
I had left BHR with Dr. Brooks on December 20. He said it was “perfect, textbook surgery” and I got out of the hospital a day earlier than I had planned.
But now I’m home and … Read the rest
I was a little nervous leading up to the surgery. Who wouldn’t be? The anticipation of pain, the anesthesia, the inherent risk of surgery. I watched every video and read every article on your site.
I made sure the house was in good shape. I only have 3 steps getting in and all my important stuff is on the first floor. I got all my pills and all that lined up, got all my grocery’s … Read the rest
Quick Summary, I can not be more happy with my decision to do this so far. It’s incredible. I put both my socks on before I went walking with no help. Every day there is something else that makes this better. If you’re in pain and not doing things in your life because of the pain don’t let the fear of this stop you. It’s an incredible gift to yourself and Dr. Brooks and his … Read the rest