- B Roger’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Raterman 2015
- Dr. Raterman Hip Resurfacing Stories
- Firefighter Patrick’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing With Dr. Raterman 2012/2016
- Hipster’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Raterman 2013
- Howie F-16’s hip resurfacing with Dr. Raterman 2014
- Jax Hippy Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Raterman 2016
- Jerry’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Raterman 2008
- Joyce Reed’s Hip Resurfacing by Dr. Raterman 2007
- LDG’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Raterman 2012/2014
- Marc’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Raterman 2014
I have been cleared for all activity without restrictions. I am now playing singles tennis without holding back. I am out of shape (for 95 degree singles tennis), and still feel not as flexible or as strong, but have had no pain even after 2 hours of drills and playing. The hardest thing I find doing is bending and staying down, but I have been standing straight for over 10 years. I expect to continue … Read the rest
The following is a detailed diary of my recent BHR hip resurfacing with Dr. Stephan Raterman in Tampa FL. I recorded my progress from surgery day to 16 days post op. I am a 45 year old man and received a right BHR after suffering from OA in my right hip for 7 years.
10/21/2008 Surgery Day – Into surgery at 0700, awake in post-op at 1100. Experiencing bad shakes and chills coming out of … Read the rest
My name is Rick Foster and I’ve been researching hip replacement and in particular resurfacing for well over 3 years. I have found your Surface Hippy website to be one of, if not the best overall source of information out there!
I have endured moderate to severe hip pain in both hips for the last 10+ years and as I have a very active job, I have become very dependent on aspirin (at LEAST 8 … Read the rest
I am two weeks post op with Dr. Raterman. I live in New Mexico and traveled to Tampa for surgery and am certainly glad that I did.
Dr. Raterman has now done more than 270 procedures. He did a resurfacing on my right hip and I will return to Tampa in March for resurfacing of the left hip.
Resurfacing is one of his favorite things to do and he has a really good team that … Read the rest
Birmingham Hip Resurfacing: Regaining the Ability to Walk By Joyce A. Reed
Like many Americans in their 50’s, I suffer from various forms of osteoarthritis. For the past two years, the arthritis pain in my right hip gradually increased. One day in January 2007, I woke up in the morning and stepped out of bed placing my normal weight on my right leg. A sharp pain shot from my right foot to my hip, and … Read the rest
March 9, 2016
I’m a 51 year-old firefighter who is 3 weeks post op from having my left hip resurfaced by Dr Raterman out of Tampa.
Dr Raterman resurfaced my right hip 4 years ago and I’ve had great results ever since doing that surgery. Walking without a cane now and riding my bike twice a day in the neighborhood.
My physical therapist comes to the house 3 times a … Read the rest
April 9, 2016
I just past my one month mark having my right hip done (I’m a 49 year old fairly fit male, singles tennis player), and am amazed at the entire process I went through. Dr. Stephen Raterman in Tampa, FL performed my surgery at Florida Hospital at Wesley Chapel. I had an absolutely amazing experience with both Dr. Raterman and his staff and Florida Hospital. Truly world class, compassionate, professional medical treatment from … Read the rest
February 13, 2013
Feb,22 2013 will be my 1 year postop. So far so good. Work as a firefighter and playing ice hockey twice week in Fort Myers, Florida.. My right resurfaced hip (Dr Raterman,Tampa) does not give me any issues whatsoever. May have to get left one done in another year or so but holding out until I have to.
Went back to work full duty as a firefighter in Fort Myers Florida at … Read the rest
July 29, 2015
I’m a 44 year old man who has spent over 20 years in the military wearing out my body. I also have 3 young kids, coach baseball and my OA was making it very difficult to enjoy life. Surgery was on Monday and I was released yesterday. Pretty sore this morning but I find that the more I move around my hip loosens up and feels better. Had my first PT session … Read the rest
Sherry’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Raterman 2008
I live in North Cental FL. 1st hip resurf 11-10-06 at age 59 by Dr Kennedy in Sarrasota. Love that man, but he’s retired from surgery.
Had a quick recovery. Husband was dx’ed w/ca 10 days after surgery and died 2 mo’s later. I live alone now w/cats. My Rt hip xray shows advanced osteo, femoral cyst starting and pain getting worse since June. I have superior bone … Read the rest
Richards Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Raterman 2010
3 1/2 years out from my bilateral BHR hip resurfacing with Dr. Raterman.
Playing tennis since that first summer and am pain free!… Read the rest
LDG’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Raterman 2012/2014
I’m from the Tampa area and Dr. Stephen Raterman has done both of my hips.
April 20, 2014
I am 10 days post op on a right hip resurface. My pain has been manageable and I have been
weight bearing from day one.
I am having a problem straightening my right knee without forcing the issue. My in home physical therapist has given me instructions to continually … Read the rest
Howie F-16’s hip resurfacing diary with Dr. Raterman.
11 Nov 2013: Driving from Panama City, FL to Tampa, FL for evaluation by Dr. Stephen Raterman. Dr. Raterman is highly experienced with over 1500 HR according to Surface Hippy website. He is also the closest HR doctor to my home in PC, FL. After a six hour drive, I arrived at Embassy Suites for one night stay.
12 Nov 2013: I had a 1:00 PM appt … Read the rest
Marc’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Raterman 2014
I have been cleared for all activity without restrictions. I am now playing singles tennis without holding back. I am out of shape (for 95 degree singles tennis), and still feel not as flexible or as strong, but have had no pain even after 2 hours of drills and playing. The hardest thing I find doing is bending and staying down, but I have been standing straight for … Read the rest
Hipster’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Raterman 2013
June 20, 2013
I had Dr. Stephen Raterman in Tampa, Florida as my surgeon about 8 weeks ago. When I checked this site before surgery, I didn’t see any good (no offense intended if I missed it) info on him, so now that I’m 2 months out & feeling pretty great, I think it’s time for me to post my opinion here.
First, I just give me quick … Read the rest
My name is Paul, I am 47, and am 7 weeks post op with a right BHR procedure. Dr. Raterman in Tampa Florida did my surgery and I am very, very pleased. I spent the last 2 years trying to figure out what was going on with my right hip, going to various Orthopedic Surgeons around town until I ran into Dr. Raterman. I wish I had known about your site two years ago, because … Read the rest
My DOB is 03/27/1969.
I had an auto accident in Dec 1994 and ended up with a broken femur on both legs. They did a IM nailing on both legs.
I have been playing tennis since 1995 till now and play 3-4 times a week. In Jan 2009, I started developing pain in right hip area and I found out that I had a osteo arthritic condition (could be due to trauma from … Read the rest