- Bill’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Marwin 2015
- Dr. Marwin Hip Resurfacing Stories
- Freddy Sammarone Hip Resurfacing Dr. Marwin 2013
- George’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Marwin 2009
- HR’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Marwin 2015
- Jim’s 5 Year Anniversary HR with Dr. Marwin 2011
- Jim’s bilateral Hip Resurfacing Dr. Marwin 2011
- Jim’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing Dr. Marwin 2011 Update
- Jim’s Update for Bilateral Hip Resurfacing Dr. Marwin 2012
- Mario’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Marwin 2009/2011
- SAF’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross & Marwin 2000-2015
- SAF’s Hip Resurfacing 2015 with Dr. Marwin and 2003 with Dr. Gross
- SAF’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross & Dr. Marwin 2003-2015
- WK’s Bialteral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Marwin 2010
November 15, 2016 – Wow, does time fly when you’re having fun. I had my bilateral surgery with Dr Scott Marwin on 11/15/11. Being bilateral, I was able to stay at NYU Langone for nine days total having PT three times a day. On the ninth day I surprised my wife by walking out of the hospital using just one cane. I was able to open the car door and get in with no help. I had retired from working as a Union Carpenter in NYC on September 10 and I spent the first six months working on my rehab. Feeling great, my next thing was to put two additions on my house; a 1 garage with a big attic … Read the rest
Update: October 6, 2016 : My retirement has been awesome thanks to these hips. If it wasn’t for HR, I’d be sitting, probably in a wheelchair, watching TV all day. Instead my wife and I travel all over, mostly to short distance triathlons. Hawaii, California, Florida, South Carolina, lots of local races. We are having a ball. This long run/hike was way out of my usual racing. Took me 12 days to recover. Yesterday my wife and I did a 40 mile bicycle ride through the mountains. I had no legs at all. It was one of the slowest rides I’ve ever done on my favorite route. Today I ran 40 minutes and finally felt back to my old self. … Read the rest
This passed Saturday ( 9/27/2016), I ran the Berkeley Trail Half-Marathon in California. It was brutal, it was beautiful. 5800 ft of climbing and descending. The pounding on the downhills left my whole body very sore, but mostly in my quads. My glutes were worn out after. Even my biceps were killing me. My left side has always been a little weaker than my right and I could feel it in the muscles. But these fake hips came shining through.
It’s been almost 5 years and my fake hips have been nothing but excellent!!… Read the rest
July 31, 2015
I had my right hip resurfaced in January 2003, during the original FDA clinical trial. I was 45, an athlete all of my life, and searching for an alternative to thr. I stumbled onto resurfacing doing my own research, and to make a long story short, flew to Columbia, sc(of all places!) to have the surgery performed by Dr. Gross. I think I was maybe his 200th case, and that was a lot at the time. I saw several of the top orthos in NYC at the time I was contemplating this, all of whom told me I was crazy. The traditional, entrenched orthopedic community has, to put it kindly, never embraced resurfacing, and never will.
September 17, 2015
I am now … Read the rest
November 16, 2015
When I had my first done with Dr. Gross nearly 13 years ago, there were no options in the NYC area, where I live. In fact, there were very few surgeons doing the procedure in this country. I was part of the original FDA clinical trials, and was one of the first few hundred people to have resurfacing in the USA. My judgment at the time was that Dr. Gross was the best option. I believe I was right, as he has turned out to be one of the preminent resurfacing surgeons in the world.
September 15, 2015
I am now 19 days out, and doing well. Dr. Marwin and staff at NYU were great, spent two days there, left the hospital … Read the rest
May 29, 2015
I had my right hip resurfaced by Dr Scott Marwin at NYU/HJD. Home the next day, and five weeks out I am now beginning to feel MUCH better. Still somewhat stiff and sore, but I am walking and biking, played golf (walk, no ride) last Saturday, and doing PT 3x a week, and my limp is going away. Dr Marwin tells me to do what i want short of impact sports, so I have my basketball to look forward to in 4 months, and hoping to be back on the football field (referee) in the fall.
My question is with sleep. I cannot find a comfortable spot to sleep, as I am a side sleeper and sleeping on my back is a … Read the rest
Bill’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Marwin 2015
Thank you for all of the info you post on your site. I read the updates fairly regularly, and it is a great wealth of knowledge.
I am now just past the 5 week mark on my right hip resurfacing, and I am starting to feel more like myself. Outside of sleep, everything is coming together. Sleep is still an issue, as I am a side sleeper and movement jars me awake, and it’s hard to get back to sleep.
Played my first round of golf on Saturday, walked the course- no cart- and though tired at the end, felt good enough to set up my next game this week.
Can tie my shoes, socks are a chore … Read the rest
Update: November 15, 2019 – 8 Year Anniversary
November 15 will be my 8th anniversary. I’ve got to thank Pat for this site that helped me with the decision. From the day I walked out of NYU Hospital for Joint Disease after bilateral surgery, it has been all just great!
Running is going better than it has in years. Still race and finish at the top of my age group. Same with triathlon. I don’t even think about my hips anymore.
Like I wrote earlier, life is great. I am one happy hippy!
Update: November 15, 2016 – 5 Year Anniversary
Wow, does time fly when you’re having fun. I had my bilateral surgery with Dr Scott Marwin on 11/15/11. Being bilateral, I was able … Read the rest
Dr. Scott Marwin did my right hip when I was 62 on 4/28/2009, 2 days before my 63rd birthday and my left hip at 64 on 9/9/2011 – both are BHRs; both done at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.
In both cases I was back to work, commuting to Manhattan on the LIRR, with no assistance, in less than 4 weeks. No complications.
January 29, 2013
My name is Freddy Sammarone. I am 44. This was my first resurfacing (left side) by Dr. Scott Marwin. My right hip was done in 2008 by Dr. Ranawat. So I have two types of hips.
I felt compelled to post a little something on your website. Jan 8, 2013 I had a hip resurfacing done by Dr. Scott Marwin. Today is 3 weeks post op and I am on a cane. I am moving about although still with a limp which will last for a few weeks more. As frustrated as I am to not be able to return to work yes, I know that the end result will have been well worth it. The worst part is over, getting off … Read the rest
November 8, 2010 Bilateral BHR surgery was performed by Dr Scott Marwin at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases on 9/28/10. 61 year old male 6’1 220# good physical condition. Required 2 units of Blood due to blood loss and resulting low blood count. Incisions were 10-12″ 38/44 staples Transferred to Acute Rehab (Rusk Rehabilitation) resident in hospital on 10/2/10. Both PT and Occupational Therapy was excellent. Was able to walk with “Lobster Crutches” climb 2 flights of stairs and dress with various aides from a Hip Kit (grabber/long shoe horn/dressing stick/sock puter on prior to discharge on 10/9/10. Received minimal 4 in home PT sessions. At 4 weeks enrolled in excellent outpatient PT driving myself. At 5week driving my manual transmission car. Still require crutches … Read the rest
January 9, 2009 Two years ago today (1/9/2009) I had BHR on my right hip, but the rest of me is still 50+ years old. Other parts of my body have some aches and pains, but my new hip has no pain, no clunking, no shorter leg, so squeaking, better than new.
While the first 3-4 weeks after my surgery was not the most pleasant time of my life, I got through it and it’s all just now a memory. I was told that me left hip will need some intervention in the future. While I’m not rushing to fix it, when the time comes I’ll just get it done.
I have to say it was the best thing I ever did to be free … Read the rest