On December 8, 2006, late afternoon, Dr. Rector completed my left hip resurfacing. On December 9, I was “walking” up and down the hallway at Boulder Community Hospital with crutches, under the watchful eye of my physical therapist. On December 10, prior to my discharge from the hospital later that day, I did more walking and learned how to go up and down stairs on crutches. On December 11, three days after surgery, I stopped the pain meds, because my pain was maybe a 1 on a scale of 1-10. By December 12, I was walking with the assistance of … Read the rest
After 11 years suffering increasing losses of range of motion, strength, flexibility and quality of life, 88 days ago Dr. Rector flawlessly performed Birmingham Hip Resurfacing surgery on my advanced degenerative arthritic left hip joint. Once the surgeon has done his job, it’s time for the patient to do his. Physical therapy is key. Do not get lazy. Work the muscles until the physical therapist gives you the green light for other exercises. Now I have been officially released from physical therapy having been on my own for the past 34 days. Range of motion has returned, strength improvements continue, … Read the rest
I am pleased to forward to you my personal perspective on the hip resurfacing operation that you performed on me on November 17, 2006. Prior to meeting with you, my regular orthopedist had advised me that I should wait for at least 5 more years before having a hip replacement due to my age. At the time, I was unable to walk for more than about 10 minutes without having to stop to rest for the next 5. For a former ground-pounding Marine whose family hikes became known as “death marches,” this was hardly acceptable. I had begun researching alternatives … Read the rest
I used Dr. Rector in Boulder.
I feel the BHR surgery which occurred on April 22, 2010 gave me a 2nd chance at an athletic life. It used to take me 30 or more seconds to stand up out of a chair. Since my surgery I have been using the stationary bike for about 1/2 hour and working out on the elliptical for about 20 mins. 2X per week and balancing on the bosu ball for a few minutes on each leg during my workouts.
At 10 months out from my surgery I began playing soccer again. I am a … Read the rest
Read Boomer’s Full Story Here
June 20, 2016
Just passed four years on my second hip and about four and a half years on the first hip. No problems to speak of. I ride my bikes a lot in Colorado, have fallen more times than I can count, and the hips are doing great. Hiking much more now then before and enjoying it without any pain regardless of how far I go. I play a little basketball and an occasional flag football game. I turn 62 in a month or so. I think I am doing pretty well.
The only … Read the rest
November 30, 2015
Celebrating the four year anniversary for my first BH. Life is good, and I have no limitations or problems with either of my hips. However, I still can’t dance, and I still have an allergic reaction to home improvement projects and yard work. These hips are really good for all kinds of play though!
Boomer’s Full Story Here… Read the rest
I used Dr. Rector in Boulder. I feel the BHR surgery which occurred on April 22, 2010 gave me a
2nd chance at an athletic life. It used to take me 30 or more
seconds to stand up out of a chair. Since my surgery I have been
using the stationary bike for about 1/2 hour and working out on the
elliptical for about 20 mins. 2X per week and balancing on the bosu
ball for a few minutes on each leg during my workouts.
At 10 months out from my surgery I began playing soccer again. I am
a … Read the rest
I had a BHR for my left hip on November 18th,
The start of week 3 I was walking unassisted,
I am at week 7 and feel great. Back to all I was
I am a 57 year old sports junkie living in Denver who managed to wear out
I wanted to share my story about how Dr. Rector of Boulder, Colorado, and the BHR gave me my life back.
About 4 years ago I began to have extreme pain in my right groin area for about a month, then it switched to my left groin. For the following year I suffered in so much pain that I could only get about 3 hours sleep each night. Each time I rolled over while sleeping the pain would wake me up and keep me up the rest of the night. I found myself becoming depressed and irritable, and I suspect
July 20, 2009
5 days post op today. I am home, getting around on crutches pretty well. I
actually just tried one crutch so I could carry my cup of coffee over to the
computer and did real well! That was exciting.
My surgery went flawlessly according to Dr. Rector. He is awesome. If anyone
in or around Colorado is considering surgery, please look him up. Everybody
I spoke to in the hospital had nothing but great things to say about him.
The nurses and staff at Boulder Community were so nice and caring as well.
And Boulder is a … Read the rest
I live in a somewhat small town. I went to a surgeon here in town that did
my mom’s THR. He took x-rays and told me what my problem was (I had been
suffering with the pain 3 years prior). Finally getting a doctor to tell me
what was wrong was a big accomplishment. I did an injection and that only
lasted about 1 month. Although this surgeon did a good job with my mom he
had only done 1 resurfacing. I then went on the internet and found Dr
Rector. I called him and he asked me some questions … Read the rest
Lori’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Rector 2011
I was 36 when I was diagnosed with OA. It was quite an emotional process for me. The first ortho suggested that I modify my life and take pain pills. He suggested no impact sports, so no hiking, walking, stairs and to try low impact sports like swimming and biking. I liked his ideas, until I could not hold my baby and walk around with her. It sucked I thought surely there was another option. I went to the same office by a different doc and he said that I could have surgery … Read the rest
Craig’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Rector 2011
April 2, 2011
Surgery went fine yesterday. Pain is not bad at all, just stiffness and limited range of motion. Walked the hall (with walker) without problems. Everyone here at Boulder Community Hospital is great and I’m looking forward to heading home to Wyoming tomorrow morning. Thanks everyone for all of the positive support.
April 4, 2011
We left Boulder yesterday with the wife at the wheel. A light rain turned to snow and it just got worse. South of Cheyenne Wy. a ten car pile up had us searching for a motel … Read the rest
John D’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Rector 2012
February 3, 2012
I’m sitting here in the hospital at Boulder Community Hospital, 2 days post op from my BHR resurfacing with Dr. Rector. Couldn’t believe how well it went. Dr. Rector told me he got the device inserted perfectly. Just what I wanted to hear. It’s been pretty amazing. Had a couple walks in the hospital today, went up stairs, watched the snow fall outside, etc. Now it’s on to healing. Pretty excited about it all.
Special thanks to Boomer on here. He and his wife put me and my wife … Read the rest
John D’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Rector 2011
May 8, 2011
Dr. Rector did my left side 10 days ago, and my right side in January. Both of mine have gone perfectly. It’s been a very positive experience with Boulder Community as well.
I’m 48 and in good health otherwise, so I realize the cards were stacked in my favor.… Read the rest
Judy’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Rector 2009
August 24, 2009
I leave for Boulder tomorrow for surgery with Dr. Rector on Wed., Aug. 26th. I thought I would be nervous but I’m still excited. I am just really looking forward to walking without pain. I imagine the nervousness will set in eventually but so far I’m still looking forward to it.
August 31, 2009
I had a right BHR at age 45.
All in all it wasn’t too bad once we figured what pain meds I could handle. Yesterday I was on Percocet. Felt like I was going to … Read the rest
Jeff’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Rector 2010
April 28, 2010
I’m two weeks post op from Rector as well (LBHR on 4-12-10), we likely were in hosp at same time! And I ditto your results, Dr. Rector and team were great and my recovery is likewise going very well.
The Game Ready is VERY expensive if one buys one (like $2500.00), but usually one can lease one like Hench or me…even if insurance doesn’t cover the renting….its WAY worth the rental cost for the icing and compression the system uses. Helped me immensly with swelling and assists with compressions (esp … Read the rest