- 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
- 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 Chris’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2019
- 2 Year Update Juno’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2013
- 3 Year Update Badbones Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2016
- 3 Year Update for Blinky’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2015
- 3 Year Update Kingrob’s Hip Resurfacing Dr. Gross
- 4 Year Anniversary Blinky’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2015
- 4 year Anniversary for Chuck with Biomet from Dr. Gross
- 5 Year Anniversary for Sean’s Hip Resurfacing
Every year on 9/11 I get nostalgic. Not just because of the tragedy in 2001, but because I woke up that morning, at 40 years old, the day after my hip resurfacing with Dr. Gross, and watched the planes run into the towers on the news.
It’s been 19 years and I’ve had virtually no problems with my cemented Corin device or the uncemented device I got from Dr. Gross on the other hip about 10 years later. I squatted 215 pounds this morning for 8 reps.
Back then there was a SurfaceHippy group on Yahoo sharing information. Dr. Gross’s office gave me a fruit basket and tickets to the zoo when I got in town. There were still getting used to out of town … Read the rest
I’m just writing to share the great news that I’m almost 2 years post op after having my left hip resurfaced by Dr. Gross in October 2018 and I’m doing great!!I feel guilty because Surface Hippy is the most amazing site and literally enabled a life-changing event for me – my resurfacing surgery – which has truly restored me to the happy, active lifestyle I knew before my osteoarthritis set into my left hip 9 years ago. And the reason I feel guilty is that I’ve been so busy enjoying my life again that I honestly don’t think about my hip much or come to visit this site much anymore – but I really should because it’s a wonderful source of fact-based guidance and I’d … Read the rest
I hope my post gives a path to navigate doctor offices and your HMO insurance to get coverage in other states where hip resurfacing is offered. As you may know HMO insurance contracts limit the territory to a local region of contracted doctors for your plan. In the case of my Blue Choice HMO I recognized no contract wording that gave direction for seeking coverage outside of the territory because the service wasn’t available in-network. Dr Thomas Gross said that because I tried in-network to get a resurfacing, and upon his determination that I was an excellent candidate, he could submit an application with my Maryland HMO for his services in South Carolina.
To me it made sense that an agreement outside of the Insurance … Read the rest
1 Year Update March 6, 2020
Thursday (3/4/2020) was my 1 year mark on the 2nd side of bi-lateral ! Good stuff. Just wish I did it sooner !
Steve’s Original Story
January 5, 2019
The day finally came and went. Probably a few years to long. All I can say is that’s a tight ship he runs there. Fantastic group of people all the way down the line. We did the outpatient route which I think is pretty common for Gross these days.
Walked in 6 am , did some prep work for 30 minutes and it was lights out till I opened my eyes in the recovery room! Ate a little lunch and got going with PT with Teri ( big NY Ranger … Read the rest
Blinky’s Original Story is Here: https://surfacehippy.info/blinky-s-bilateral-hip-resurfacing-with-dr-gross/
Today is my four year anniversary for bilateral hip resurfacing with Dr. Gross. How time flies!
The short update is that everything is going well. I run, I swim, I dance, I climb, I walk, I do everything I want to do. Other body parts are wearing out and giving me trouble, but not my hips. The biggest roadblock to my improving continues to be time to train. Because I feel so good, I am out there working, traveling, studying, living a rich and full life.
The longer update is that I ran three half marathons last year and became a regular at a Boot Camp type class that featured burpees, TRX, and squats. I am still not a … Read the rest
March 21, 2019
Well, I took the plunge for the outpatient resurfacing by Dr. Gross earlier today.
All was a great success and happy with how everything went. Currently resting up on post op Day 1 at the hotel with pain controlled.
Just visited by the visiting nurse as well…just when I thought i couldn’t be any more impressed.
Five stars all the way around for Dr. Gross and team.
Here’s the story:
41 yo male with left hip OA mild to moderate symptoms and Fapreventing favorite activities such as weighlifting, running, and martial arts.
Symptoms of stiffness and during the job when I had to stand for periods of time.
So I first sought local opinions from various Orthopaedic surgeons, who initially offered either … Read the rest
Read Chuck’s original hip resurfacing story here: https://surfacehippy.info/chuck-hip-resurfacing-dr-gross-2008-biomet/
I am 11 years 2 days post op hip resurfacing today with Dr. Gross from 2008. I received an uncemented biomet hip resurfacing device that Dr. Gross designed himself, at the time uncemented was fairly new but it made sense to me. The surgery was pretty easy, I was up and walking that morning, 6 weeks post op I played 18 holes of golf with my buddies and I beat them all which they have never lived down.
If you’re in pain, don’t wait to have a hip resurfacing, it was one of my best decisions although I waited too long.… Read the rest
I apologize for not updating on my anniversary date. I guess I am having to much fun since my left hip was resurfaced 4/2016. I truly am grateful for the many people on this site, and for Dr. Gross for putting me back together Steve Austin style. “We can rebuild him”
My hip has treated me very well. I hope it continues this path !!!
Best decision ever!
I am back to doing everything that I was doing before.
I got my life back!!!
The wealth of information and support from this site is second to none.… Read the rest
Read Joyce’s Full Story Here https://surfacehippy.info/joyce-from-kentucky-hip-resurfacing-story-at-surface-hippy/
Dr. Gross resurfaced my left hip in 2004. That’s 15 years! So far, so good. I had my right hip resurfaced at the University of KY in 2010. That one, too, is good. I am soon to be 71 years old and though other things ache, my hips do not. So glad I made the hip resurfacing choice.… Read the rest
November 27, 2018 I had my right hip resurfaced the day before Thanksgiving 2015 by Dr. Gross. I could not be any happier with the results to this point. I went almost 10 years with bone on bone in my right hip and had a very noticeable limp for years before getting the HR. The only cardio I could do during this period was the stationary bike. This surgery was life changing for me.
When I was finally able to start running 6 months after surgery I knew I would have a lot of issues with other than my hip. The last time I was able to run was 2006 – I was 42. I managed to run in … Read the rest
I’ve gotten so much value out of Pat’s Surface Hippy site over the past 4 years, that I felt compelled to give some back now that I just had my left hip resurfaced a little less than 2 weeks ago by Dr. Gross. I’m not quite sure what to put in my story so if I am covering things that are not important and omitting things that are, please just let me know and I’m happy to provide any details.
I just turned 53 back in September of this year but my hip story starts almost 5 years ago. I’ve been very physically active since my young 20’s. Nothing crazy but consistent in moderate weight lifting, daily elliptical (about 30 mins daily at high … Read the rest
It’s my hippiversary! Three years for hip number two. Time for a review. The short version? It has been great. I run, swim, cycle, dance, jump, climb, sit cross legged, everything. More than last year with more to come this year.
The long version:
I can officially say I have exceeded all my expectations, even the secret ones I didn’t dare say out loud. Going into surgery, I was nervous but eager, wanting to lose the pain and the loss of motion. By “loss of motion” I mean not being able to move much, like not walk very far at all anymore. I was one of those people who kept on keeping on even as I got more crooked and … Read the rest
September 26, 2009
Dr Gross did 1st hip Aug 31 and 2nd Sept 2, discharged from hospital Sept 4. No real pain post op but uncomfortable from swelling for about four days. About six days on crutches, then about four or five days on single cane. Last week to ten days full weight bearing and walking up to approx one mile per day plus activities of daily living in a multi-level house. Just a great procedure and a really good surgeon, I am a doc, so I don’t say that lightly. Back to work on Monday, 4 weeks postop.
December 25, 2009
3.5 months out from bilateral cement-less resurfacing with Dr Gross, feel like I never had an operation or arthritis!
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 I would be a good case study to see how the new hip would hold up. My hip from 10 years ago has worked out … Read the rest
July 21, 2018 – Back on the Mats, my hip resurfacing story