- Al’s hip resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2008
- Barista’s Hip Resurfacing Story with Dr. Pritchett 2012
- Bob Burnell’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2006-2015
- Bryn’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2011
- Buddy’s bilateral hip resurfacing Dr. Pritchett 2008
- DAC VAN’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2022
- Dave’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2015
- David Hodges Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2008
- David’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2018
- Derek’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr.
January 3, 2023
I wanted to wait until six months or so post–op before posting on this excellent website: I will post in this section, as well as the rehab section: please forgive any redundancies.
Background: 53-year-old male, in decent shape with no other health issues, avid marathon and trail ultra-runner. Osteoarthritis necessitated the operation: I first started feeling it around January 2021, with increasing pain and restricted movement during long runs. As Hemingway said … Read the rest
John Woolslayer age 54.
About a year and 1/2 ago my right hip started hurting and I was losing mobility. Pretty quickly this hip pain kept me from being able to go running. For work outs I had to swim and ride a bike. I also was still able to use a stair master, elliptical trainer and treadmill. While I could do these exercises, I could not run or jump at all and my posture … Read the rest
Nov 22, 2022
I’m a 40 yr old male who lives overseas in indonesia I run a surf camp with my wife and Kid. I guess I wore my left hip out surfing too much not enough recovery. I have been in crazy OA pain last few years. It had taken its toll on my quality of life. I had stopped surf8ng due to the arthritis. It was time t9 fix this hip!
I had … Read the rest
Today my resurfaced hip turns 1! Thank you Lord and thank you Dr Pritchett.
October 1, 2021
Every year since 2008 I’ve meant to post a “yea, another year with my hip” First time I’ve actually remembered. Anyway, hip was resurfaced Sept 22, 2008 by Dr Pritchett in Seattle. Have not had one iota of a problem since. And want to thank this Pat and this site, it was so much help in finding a surgeon and easing fears before surgery. All the success stories were invaluable.
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June 18, 2018
I am a runner and had my Hip Resurfacing by Dr. Pritchett August 2017. Since then I have run 5 10k’s Our running club has a 10k series that my wife and I participate in. I have noticed that I have pretty much steadily improved my time by a consistent 2 minutes each race, they are all chipped timed. it’s getting easier and I hurt less after each one. it’s Kind of … Read the rest
Surgeons prefer Hip Resurfacing rather than THR for their own hip replacement. Published on Aug 7, 2018
Hip Resurfacing is difficult. It requires a higher degree of surgical precision, art and talent. Hip resurfacing produces a higher level of functional outcome. Most surgeons do not offer hip resurfacing but they when it is their hip that needs surgery they are more open to the procedure. Polyethylene should be used. Two experienced surgeons discusses hip resurfacing … Read the rest
Back to playing Hockey after Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett.
I was 48 when I received the very surprising diagnosis of arthritis in my left hip. My pain wasn’t that bad at the time so I really didn’t think it was as bad as they said. The first words I heard after my initial X-Ray were “You need a Total Hip Replacement! I was stunned. I thought I had a strained tendon or a torn … Read the rest
Dr. Dee Alaska Vet from the television show on Animal Planet received a polyethylene hip resurfacing procedure from Dr. Pritchett and returned to her very active Animal Medicine and Surgery Practice… Read the rest
March 16, 2017
I am a 61 y.o. woman with “bone on bone” osteoarthritis of my left hip and a chronically low white blood cell count. My recent research indicates that metal-on-metal resurfacing (like with BHR and Biomet devices) poses additional risks for folks with autoimmune disorders like me. So, I am considering meeting with Dr. Pritchett to discuss the suitability of the Synovo ceramic coated device.
April 28, 2017
I am one very happy … Read the rest
June 24, 2017
I am 4 days LBHR/Pritchett post-op and doing well. I have and am continuing to document my story here. Other’s stories helped me so much pre-surgery, I am hoping to pay it forward. Feel free to contact me directly if you have anything you want to discuss about HR, surgery, travel for surgery, etc.
April 29, 2017
I have had a bad left hip for almost four years now. I went in for knee pain, and low and behold, I was told it was my hip causing the knee pain. I used to play lacrosse and basketball and run. That all ended about 4 years ago. I was still able to do the treadmill till my right hip started to go as well.
Here is the short version. I … Read the rest
My name is Don Kirk and I live in Fairbanks, Alaska. Last fall I discovered that my right hip would need replacing. I had received an injury to this leg when 5 years old and the doctors used a 4″ long plate to rejoin my femur. After 55 years this plate was overgrown with bone. My local doctor was hot to give me a THR but didn’t want to deal with removing the prior implant … Read the rest