- 1 1/2 Year Update Blinky’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2015
- 10 Year and 2 Month Update John C’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2008
- 10 Year Anniversary for Steve’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing 2011 with Dr. Gross
- 10 Year Update Sean’s Hip Resurfacing Dr. Gross 2011
- 11 Year Update for Chuck’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2008
- 15 Year Update Joyce’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2004
- 2 Year Update Bill’s Hip Resurfacing with
I wanted to write a summary I would have liked to have found early in hip surgery investigation, and hope this helps the reader. No surgery is without risk. I’ve learned over the years that the best surgeons recommend no surgery unless absolutely necessary, and after conservative treatments are tried. Rehabilitation is still required when doing a surgery. That same effort on its own may fix your issue. I’ve personally rehabilitated multiple issues (not hip), … Read the rest
January 28, 2022
I’m an active 57 year old male. snowboard, running (until ~2 years ago, but hope to again), bike… am getting my hip resurfaced with Dr gross in 3 weeks. dreams of marathoning and ironman again, and am fully committed to the resurface. Nothing you didn’t know, but at 57, still feel like a have a bunch of miles left and know that the total hip will have more limitations than the resurface.… Read the rest
November 27, 2022 Hip Resurfacing Update
Packman’s Original Hip Resurfacing Stories Here:
Just had my 5 year checkup on the left hip resurfacing (Schemitsch – London ON Canada). X-rays according to Dr. S, were outstanding / excellent. He examined my walk and said he could not tell I even had hip surgery.
I have sent the x-rays down to Dr. Gross for right hip resurfacing review as I don’t get to South Carolina … Read the rest
Beautiful email from Amy to Pat Walter about the Surface Hippy.info website
Hey there! I’m sure you get this all the time but your website was a complete lifesaver for me when it came to finding out more about resurfacing. Of course my doctors had only giving me the option of a total hip replacement and a random comment from a friend of a friend Mentioning something about an alternative to that got me researching! … Read the rest
August 3, 2021
MY HIP RESURFACING JOURNEY
I am scheduled for right hip resurfacing on Aug 18 w/ Dr. Gross in Columbia. So I thought I’d start documenting my journey through this now. I am a 59 yr old male an in relatively decent shape. I have been doing crossfit for about 8 years now and also enjoy a few 5k’s and obstacle course races a year. I’ve known I had an issue with my … Read the rest
Double hip re surface for me – Dr. Gross – 2005 also! Best decision I ever made. Thanks for all the info you helped me collect from your website. … Read the rest
November 7, 2021
60 YO Male. Severe osteoarthritis of the right hip. I have been ” impacted ” for the past 10 months. It ranged from very painful to nothing, depending on the day. I was fine with daily activities for the most part but could not do anything rigorous. A long hike, hard work at the farm or walking 9 holes of golf were off the table.
A close friend has had two BHR … Read the rest
November 23, 2021 Sean’s Original Story Here
I had my left hip resurfaced by Dr. Gross about 10 years ago. It’s still going strong. I never liked running, and would sometimes run up to 5 miles at a time for exercise. After my hip resurfacing surgery I began experiencing a cramp in the psoas muscle if I ran – and while running itself caused no pain – the muscle woudl cramp up and I had … Read the rest
February 1, 2022
1st hip – June 2020. September 2020 returned to caddying (5-7miles of walking/jogging) 2nd hip – April 2021. August 2021 – Returned to caddying. November 2021 – Started playing pickleball for first time and move as well as Iprior to any hip issues. Total flexibility and strength is probably not where it was, but not noticeable for my desired activities, golf, biking, walking/running, pickleball, and keeping up with grandkids. I’m very grateful … Read the rest
July 6, 2018
I’m single, live alone, and have much the same friend relationships as you. I had resurfacing on 02-28-2018 and had planned for a normal recovery alone but awakened after surgery to the news that I’d be on the extra-slow recovery program due to some severe acetabular erosion and the need for bone grafts. I was on a walker with 10% weight-bearing for six weeks, transitioning to crutches and ramping up to … Read the rest
3 Year Update
January 4, 2022
I’m coming up on my 3-year anniversary of Bilat resurfacing with Dr. Gross.
Nothing short of amazing. Playing Hockey a couple times a week, skiing, hiking, kayaking CL5. Now it’s just other parts of the body that ache :-). Did the Presidential traverse in NH last summer.
Cat skiing planned for next month in BC.
Thanks to everyone here for inspiration! and Thanks to Dr. Gross and his amazing … Read the rest
5 Year Update December 16, 2021
Joe’s bilateral hip resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2016
Five years ago this week I underwent bilateral hip resurfacing surgery with Dr. Gross. I can’t believe time has gone by so fast. This was the best medical decision I have every made! Happy Holidays to all of you fellow hippies out there, and to Pat personally. What a great, informative website this was for me when I was initially clueless, … Read the rest
Joe’s Original Story https://surfacehippy.info/joe-s-bilateral-hip-resurfacing-with-dr-gross-2016/
December 18, 2020
What a difference a year makes! Just got off the ice playing pond hockey in the neighborhood with another Dr. Gross patient (10 years ago he had a hip resurfacing) , one of the many reasons I chose to go to SC to have a resurfacing done. Tom told me about this website, and the rest is history. Back to the pond hockey, most importantly I scored 5 goals today. No one really cares, but … Read the rest
I thought this might help others trying to get insurance approval for out of state hip resurfacing. This was written by Dr. Gross on 20/29/2020.
Wording of Remote Consultation which was submitted to my Insurer by Dr Gross’ office. This was the only attachment to an intake form for the Authorization application.
Chief Complaint: Right hip pain.
HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESS: Mr. Daniel Hahn is a 56-year old man who is consulting me regarding right