- 5 Year Update Christine’s Hip Resurfacing Dr. Mont 2011
- Angus’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Mont 2003 and Dr. Kim 2013
- Barb’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Mont 2005
- Ben’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Mont 2008
- Bill B’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Mont 2011
- Brian’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Mont 2001-2007
- CEK’s 4 1/2 Year Update of BHR with Dr. Mont 2013
- CEK’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Mont 2013
- Clarke Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Mont 2008
- Clay Primrose’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Mont 2007
- Dale Weaver Hip Resurfacing Dr. Mont 2011
- Dave Phelps Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Mont 2011
- Dennis Roth’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing Dr. Mont 2007
- Dr. Mont Hip Resurfacing Stories
- Eric’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Mont 2006
- Jack Gilmore’s Hip Resurfacing with
February 14, 2018 Update
I had my right hip done in 2006 at 53 years old by Dr. Mont using a Wright C+ so I’m at the 12 1/2 year mark. No problems, no concerns, no looking back. Interesting reading some of the responses – I had a very easy time of it post op – never took any of the pain meds after leaving the hospital on the 2nd day post op, with the exception of taking one the 3rd and 4th nights to help me be comfortable and sleep. Otherwise Ibuprofen did fine for me. At my 15 day post op check I drove the 4 hours to Baltimore, walked in on one crutch, walked out on none, … Read the rest
I am 5 years out of a BHR on the right side. I have always been a runner, but it did take me 4 years to get back to running. My hip just wasn’t strong enough and I had a lot of failed starts. But after years of PT work, I am back full swing….
I ran the Cherry Blossom 10 miler and the GW Parkway 10 Miler races in DC this spring. I had hip flexor problems during the race, although I’ve had them since this whole hip thing started (I had two previous surgeries to try to fix FAI). But my annual cortisone shot cleared that up.
Anyway, I have just signed up for 4 half marathons and a 10 miler over the … Read the rest
My name is Kathleen & I wanted a chance to add my story to your site.
I am 39 years old & Dr. Mont performed left hip resurfacing on me on January 3rd 2008.
I had spent the last 25 years dealing with the progressively worsening effects of being hit by a car at the age of 14.
I had been told that a hip replacement would be necessary someday, but at age 39, was depressed to find myself in a large amount of daily pain after a day on my feet at work. My two children, ages 9 & 13 now had a Mom who could no longer play basketball, baseball, soccer or even take a long walk with them anymore. I was also … Read the rest
From “The Other Side” – Dr. Mont
Had my resurfacing done by Dr. Mont at Sinai in Baltimore on Feb. 13, and am progressing slowly. The arthritis pain is gone, as is the lower back pain I used to wake up with on the side of my (old) bum hip. I think the staff and facilities at Sinai were top-notch (with a few relatively minor exceptions). Also, I have read others describe Dr. Mont as not being very “touchy-feely,” but my experience was different — even on surgery days, he popped in to see me twice daily, and even tried to crack a few jokes. Nice guy.
Since I read messages from this board almost every day in the months before surgery, I’d like to … Read the rest
Lefty – 73 years young
I’m doing well nine days after my left hip was resurfaced by Dr. Mont at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore.
The first three days after surgery were somewhat discouraging, but on the fourth day I started using crutches, which I find to be MUCH preferable to a walker. I’m 73, had no one to accompany me to Baltimore from upstate New York, and live alone, so I decided to spend some time in rehab here before heading home.
Sinai Hospital kept me its “acute” rehab unit for six days and then said I was doing so well that Medicare would no longer pay for “acute” rehab, although it would pay for “sub-acute” care – so yesterday I was moved to a … Read the rest
Ben and son Will 4 days post op
Surgery Type: Bi-lateral Hip Resurfacing
Dates: Right Hip – 6/5/08, Left Hip (plus some Achilles tendon repair by Dr. Lamm) 6/12/08
Age: 47 male, 5′ 9″, 200 lbs, active before surgery
I learned that I had Osteoarthritis on my 47th birthday November of2007. After playing basketball consistently for months my legs and body were getting stronger but I had worsening groin and hip pain. My local doctor took x-rays and determined my condition. He suggested I Stop all impact sports which, reluctantly, I did. However, after wining to a co-worker about my situation she pointed me to her racquetball partner who had his hips fixed by Dr. Mont about a year before.
Turns out that … Read the rest
February 23, 2007
As I noticed today’s date, I realized that 6 years ago, I was in Baltimore getting my hip re-surfaced by Dr. Mont. Since I rarely even think about it anymore, other when someone mentions it to me, I kind of lost track. I guess it works. For those of you on this site looking for relief from your hip problems, as I was in 2001, I certainly recommend re-surfacing. Back then I met a few guys through this site that were ahead of me and I was able to contact them to discuss their experiences. It certainly helped me make my decision to go forward with it. When we each got our new hips, we were encouraged to report back on all … Read the rest
December 21, 2006
Can’t get too technical but I just had the anterior (lateral) approach last week by Dr. Mont. He explained to me that this is his preference and in over 600 procedures only 1 has not worked to expectation. He is very precise and only cuts through gluteus minimus. I am 10 days post-op and feel great, I move around on 1 crutch very well. He has specific ROM precautions but expect full
recovery with no limitations by 3-4 months. I am very satisfied. Each surgeon will have their personal comfort level. I think the approach is less important than the experience and success of the surgeon. I have about a 8-10 incision lateral aspect of hip.Email direct for any more questions. Glad … Read the rest
Name: Clay Primrose
Home: Austin, TX
Hip resurfaced: 5/17/07
Surgeon: Dr. Michael Mont
My favorite things about
1.No serious pain post-op
2.Fast rate of recovery
3.No Restrictions after 14 weeks
4.Good Long Term Prospects
It takes a team
This was not a solo effort. I had the benefit of my team and Dr. Mont’s team–both very strong.
My wife Jennifer is the heart of my team. Whether urging me on, planning, arranging insurance, supporting the pre-op physical program, or taking care of things in the middle of the night in the hospital room–she has been a tireless and devoted companion.
The rest of my team included a world renowned chiropractor, Dr. John Bandy; one of the best fitness specialists and trainers … Read the rest
I had left Cormet hip resurfacing with Dr. Mont on Oct. 13, .just over a month ago, and I seem to be healing nicely. I was extraordinarily pleased with his skill. I think he is brilliant.
I am now 6.5 weeks post-op. I returned to my sedentary job 5.5 weeks post op. I still use one crutch at work, but around the house I’m full weight bearing.
I am fortunate to have two exercise devices at home that have greatly accelerated my recovery: a recumbent stationary bike (made by True, which allows the seat back to recline way back so that I can pedal non-weight bearing (from a sitting position)–in both directions, forwards and backwards–without violating the 90 degree hip restriction–though my hip restrictions were
October 11, 2016
I had my right hip resurfaced, BHR, by the amazing Dr. Peter Brooks in 2008. I was 50 yrs. at the time and due to an injury I developed severe avascular necrosis. The surgery was a huge success and my hip is still going strong. I developed bone on bone arthritis, which ended up with avascular necrosis in my left hip, because I had to put off surgery longer than I wanted to because my husband had unexpected health issues which required more immediate attention.
When I was able to take care of my hip, at the age of 59, I was devastated to find out Dr. Peter Brooks could no longer do BHR on women. I was sick about this. I … Read the rest
May 16, 2016
I was on this website a lot when researching BHR… then got too busy. But I just signed up for my first 10K after the surgery and thought it was about time I paid it forward for others thinking about the surgery.
My story starts 10 years ago. I was a 400m hurdler in High School and College. After that, I run marathons and half marathons. I was never really fast at these longer distances, but I liked the challenge of completing them. And I am one of those people who truly get the ‘runners high.” I couldn’t imagine life without running.
I stopped running during the birth of my kids and started getting back into running 6 months later. I was … Read the rest
…I’ve started running again. I tried once I was cleared after the surgery but I don’t think my hip was strong enough at that point. And truthfully I’m terrified after being told twice before I could run. I did lots of hiking instead for a while. But Dr. Mont is confident that if I keep doing my hip exercises (leg lifts for front, back and side), I should be fine.
But I’m finally running again – building up slowly to make sure my hip was ready. I did 6 miles this weekend for the first time since the surgery and felt good enough that I signed up for a 10K race…… Read the rest
One month ago, I lay in Sinai Hospital in Baltimore recovering from bilateral hip resurfacing a la Dr. Michael Mont. I’m a 49 year old active married professional woman 2 kids from Philadelphia with severe osteoarthritis. Your website helped lead me to Dr Mont after failing to find a surgeon I trusted in the Philly area, notwithstanding all our fine orthopedic hospitals/doctors. The three prior surgeons I interviewed were all anxious to replace my young 49 year old hips and recommended against resurfacing, citing amorphous risks of metal ion contamination and osteoporosis fracture risks. I sensed they just didn’t want to do the surgery and wondered aloud what I would do if I needed a revision in 20 years? The women in my family live … Read the rest
I am a 49 year old state highway heavy equipment operator. I have arthritis all through my body. Over the years my hip gave me some trouble but it would come and go until 2 1/2 years ago when it came and stayed. The pain got worse and worse until I was no longer able to hunt, fish, and on some days, I was unable to even do my job. The deciding factor was when my wife and I could no longer enjoy our 2008 Yamaha venture motorcycle. The pain was so bad I had to stop every 30 minutes and fall off (there was no graceful way for me to get off and on the cycle anymore and my rides were becoming few and … Read the rest
My name is Dennis Roth. I am 66 years old and was an active mountain biker and skier; did black diamond runs and jumps! However, severe arthritis (especially the left hip) eventually prevented me from riding my bike. When I saw the pre-surgical videos made at the Gait Lab at Mt. Sinai in Baltimore, I was stunned by how poorly I walked and what an obviously painful effort walking was for me. It was hard to tell, on the video, if what I was seeing was even a “primate” walking; just shocking! Once I get a post-treatment video made, I will put both videos on-line. God what a difference with my walking now and then. I have very little if any pain except when I … Read the rest