- 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
- Cat Friend’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2016
- 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. Pritchett 2017
- Don’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2006
- Dr. Buechel and Dr. Pritchett Discuss Hip Resurfacing 2018
- Dr. Dee’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2017
- Dr. Frederick Buechel, Sr. Bilaterall Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2015
- Dr. Pritchett Discusses Hip Resurfacing with Orlando Williams 2017
- Dr. Pritchett Hip Resurfacing
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 weird, but all of a sudden lately, I discovered I can run as much as I like and it doesn’t hurt, at all.
I limped around for a day after running a 1/2 marathon a month ago. This morning I ran 13.5 miles and I feel no ill effects in … 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 and what it takes to make it all work out.
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 labrum, arthritis wasn’t even on my radar. One Dr. rated the damage an 8 out of 10! I was in denial and didn’t want to believe it.
After this initial visit I spent about a year going to different surgeons and doing research looking for something other than a Total … 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 patient. Dr Pritchett instilled confidence every step of the way and I found him to be warm and caring. Swedish Institute, where he operates, is a very impressive facility with really good nurses and other staff. The same day and next day post-op PT and OT provided at Swedish was … 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 almost had a full hip replacement put in January of this year, but 4 days prior to them cutting me, a second meeting with my surgeon revealed that he too thought I should get my hip resurfaced. He did not do such a procedure, but encouraged me to investigate it. … 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 that would be in the way of the femoral stem of a THR. I went to Seattle to see a specialist at the U of Washington, but he didn’t want to deal with the implant either. I checked the web on implant removal and found next to nothing, it was … Read the rest
BHR Hip Resurfacing with Dr. James Pritchett
I am submitting this journal for those who are contemplating hip resurfacing with Dr. James Pritchett at Swedish Orthopedic Institute in Seattle, WA. I am a 43 yr old male who has been very active all my life. Up until one year ago I was running 5k road races competitively and playing basketball at least three times a week. I have always enjoyed tennis and biking as well. In the summer of 2007 I started to notice left hip soreness/stiffness would occur after these activities and eventually found that I could not participate in such things without increasingly more acute pain. For a year I had walked with a limp. About 10 months ago I went to see … Read the rest
February 08, 2008
I just got home from my surgery. I was under general anesthesia because he could find the “spot” (apparently spinals are very tactile) for a spinal.
Day one was pretty rough for my first round of physical therapy I could just barely sit up on the edge of the bed. For my second session on Day one I used a walker and sat in a chair for awhile. I did not see how I would be able to check out on Friday.
On day two I switched to crutches and we walked around for awhile.
Today (day three) I was able to walk around pretty well with crutches and we praticed on stairs. I bought a raised toilet seat, grabber, sock aid … Read the rest
This is my journal about my hip resurfacing decision, surgery & recovery. I hope it will be useful to other people making decisions about surgery for their hips.
Top Things Needed When Home from Surgery
December 31, 2005
It’s the last day of December, and I’m finalizing those final details for surgery. Last night I picked up a couple of those essentials I never thought I’d get, even at 80. Yep, a walker and a cane. At 36. I ran six half marathons
I am a 59 year old male. I had my hip resurfaced on June 28, 2016 with Dr. Pritchett. I found the stories and other info on this site very useful when researching hip resurfacing. Therefore, I’ve decided to provide a brief account of my story with the hope that it might help someone decide what to do about their hip.
I live in Bozeman, Montana. Before my hip went to crap (starting ~4-5 years ago), I enjoyed skiing, climbing, trail running, hunting and fishing. I also do geologic field work as part of my profession. A year ago, I was having difficulty doing any of these activities and decided that a replaced joint had to be better than where I was headed. I shopped … Read the rest
December 28, 2016 was my new hip’s 6 month anniversary. I celebrated by skiing 8 miles into the backcountry and climbing a 10,000’ peak. The snow was soft and irresistible for making turns. I finally decided to turn it loose on the downhills. It was a blast. I even took a fall on the new hip and nothing happened!
So that’s my story. So far, my hip resurfacing experience has been all positive. I know for a fact that I’m way better off than I’d be without having surgery. I know others with total hip replacements that feel the same way. The resurfacing, however, provides more options and maybe more longevity. If you’ve got a funky hip like I once … Read the rest
…All in all the surgery and recovery has gone very well. I have been very impressed with everyone at Proliance, Dr. Pritchett’s practice, and the folks at Swedish. Plus, I have so much confidence in Dr. Pritchett that I know my surgery was done as well as it could have been done. He is so knowledgeable in this area having worked with one of the original pioneers in resurfacing and then pioneering additional improvements himself. Everyone we spoke to about him offered unsolicited comments of praise. He is a man of few words, but extremely capable and very much focused on what is best for the patient. He stands head and shoulders above the first two surgeons I consulted about my hip…… Read the rest