I’m a 48-year old male, pretty active/fit, but far from a competitive athlete. I started to feel some hip pain Memorial Day 2013 when I did a 12-mile hike with what was probably a 60+ pound pack. I thought it was just poor adjustment of the pack and/or lower back pain but rest and ice didn’t improve the situation. I remained pretty active (e.g., playing singles tennis, working out including 180# squats) because I believe that the moment inactivity sets in, everything gets considerably worse. In October 2013 I realized it was time to see a doctor and since I live in SF and had a very successful ACL reconstruction at UCSF, I inquired with my knee doc and was referred to an orthopedist there … Read the rest
I had my Resurfacing of my right hip done on July 31, 2014 at HSS in NYC.
1st day was pretty sore and walked 3 steps with walker.
2nd day walked around the halls and up and down steps with crutches but putting full weight on it. I took no meds other than Tylenol after the 2nd nite and was off Tylenol after 2 week
3rd day I went home at noon. I was driving in 2 weeks and walking up to a mile using the crutches just in case I stumbled but never did.
Went back for checkup at 3 1/2 weeks and the PA had me starting more aggressive stretches on the Flexors. I was a little afraid to overdo it before then.… Read the rest
Matt’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Su 2014
February 14, 2014
I am 43, 44 next month, healthy active male. Tore my labrum 14 years ago. Scoped 10 years ago. Been researching HR for years. Currently, I am scheduled for surgery with Dr. in a few weeks, but I really don’t want to get it done. I am scared out of my mind and my anxiety levels are through the roof.
Right now, I have what seems to be a constant soreness in my groin, not severe, but something that is always there. You constantly feel it. A few months ago, that wasn’t the case. It would just get sore with certain exercises. But now, I feel pretty consistently. Mild soreness, like a light burning sensation … Read the rest
Kirk M’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Su 2011
June 12, 2011
Well, things could not have gone better. Dr. Su said the bone density was good and he just had to clean out a couple of small cysts. The whole process was incredibly efficient and literally pain free. There was only one glitch in the whole thing, they had way over-booked the rooms and I had to spend 8 hours in recovery. There were some people who had to stay there overnight. That was the only place they dropped the ball, but they dropped it big time. It was rather surprising they were so poorly organized there when every other step of this experience was probably the most efficient thing I have ever seen. However, … Read the rest
Kelly’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Su 2013
April 13, 2013
I just am three days out of surgery for a bilateral with Dr Su. Can’t say enough good things about him or his staff. On my early pt jaunts (just got to crutches today) my right foot toes in some.
An additional comment. The Hospital for Special Surgeries is absolutely amazing.
April 21, 2013
I didn’t realize how much discomfort I was in for several years until I was without the pain from both hips. Of course there is the surgery pain but it is different. I had my surgery with Dr Su on April 12 and it is now the 21st. I Am home…just had my third night here. but even in the … Read the rest
March 17, 2011
I will be needing a hip operation and was told that hip replacement would be my better option, or actually-only option; but a friend (male), who had successful hip resurfacing last year, convinced me that I should look into hip resurfacing. He also directed me to this site. I am from the New York area and have an appt. to see Dr. Su next week after waiting almost 3 months for the appointment. I understand it will be well worth the wait. I have been using this site to collect information and prepare my questions hoping to leave no stone unturned! Unfortunately, I have yet to run across anyone on this site with my condition. Here is my story:
I am a … Read the rest
Mr. Box’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Su 2012
September 19, 2012
My first day post op was great ( still had the epidural and constant extended relief pain pill )
My second day was alright, the epidural came out and PT began, ritualistically. I didn’t do so well. I was very very lightheaded and unable to really more than stand up and walk to the window 2 feet away from my bed.
Third day was a drastic set back day and I was unable to get up and go to the bathroom, get up to stand, and all extended release pain medication was stopped. I really felt this was the lowest point of my life to date. I was depressed and felt helpless in … Read the rest
Jerry’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Su 2010
April 30, 2010
All the planning came together on 4/15/2010 at 1230 a.m. when I woke up in the PACU at HSS with a BHR on the right side done by Dr. Su and team. I am not a stranger to having surgery so I was pretty relaxed and kept a positive attitude during the days prior to the surgery day and during the four days in HSS. This particular surgery hurts quite a bit for quite a while afterward evidently..I am beginning to appreciate that now. It’s been 15 days and I am sticking to the regimen of walking as much as I can during the day and doing some simple stretching and PT type exercises on … Read the rest
Jr’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Su 2010
August 31, 2010
I’m now seven weeks post-op and feel great. Last week my surgeon, Dr. Su, said that my recovery was "off the charts". I’m going to the gym and doing whatever I can to get back to the way I was 5 years ago before OA hit. I really think that state of mind plays a big role in this recovery. If you want and need to get back to normal, you have to think positive and just do everything you can to achieve that goal.
November 9, 2010
I’d say that I’m about 98% back to normal. I couldn’t have done this without PT. It’s a must. You have to repair the damaged muscle. PT … Read the rest
Colby Lewis Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Su 2013
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Three weeks removed from hip-resurfacing surgery, right-hander Colby Lewis reports an improvement in his quality of life.
"To be able to bend over and tie my shoe and not be at a crazy angle, it’s a pretty big change," Lewis said.
Lewis had the surgery, an alternative to total replacement, in the third week of August. He is walking more than one mile daily and using an exercise bicycle. Lewis will be examined by Dr. Edward Su, who performed the surgery, in October and set an off-season rehabilitation plan at that time…
…"I’m excited to see how I’m going to feel when I get … Read the rest
Jennifer’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Su 2010
January 3, 2010
I am having my left hip resurfaced by Dr. Su next week. I am 35 years old, considered a little young to have this surgery according to Dr. Su. I have had left hip pain since an injury about 4 years ago now, and have had 2 arthroscopies to try to fix the labral tears. No such luck, now my hip is very arthritic, and I’m ready for my resurfacing. However, since I’ve been compensating by standing on my right leg for so long, I now have pretty significant right hip and knee pain. Has anyone had an experience with this, and was it remedied by simply fixing the bad hip or was there more … Read the rest
Kevin’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Su 2013
July 23, 2013
I had my hip resurfacing surgery with Dr. Su on May 17th at HSS in New York. Its going on 10 weeks post op and everything is going great. Dr. Su is truly a great surgeon and the Hospital for Special Surgery was fantastic.
I had surgery on Friday and went to my first PT session at HSS on Monday. I really recommend the Joint Mobility center at HSS for your first PT sessions as they really know what they are doing. When I got back home and started PT I really felt that they didn’t have any experience with hip resurfacing and spent too much time working on strengthening vs a balanced approach with … Read the rest
Donna’s Tooth Infection in 2012 after Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Su in 2008
I had both my hips resurfaced 9/2008 Dr. Su. Been feeling wonderful, exercising every day – pool and spinning.
This past April 2012, I had a cracked tooth under a cap. I had some pain but nothing that I had to act immediately on. My dentist said to go a specialist and begin treatment for an implant. I took my meds as prescribed. I must have waited about 2 weeks and then went to have my tooth extracted and start the process for the implant. He was amazed that I wasn’t in pain with the raging infection I had in my tooth. I continued my meds for another week. Feeling good and … Read the rest
Jack’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Su 2009
October 5, 2009
Back from surgery with Doctor Su. Everything about Dr. Su was as advertised. He
is warm, caring, confident and obviously very talented. A few observations.
•By far the worst part was the 3 1/2 hour wait time before surgery. The anxiety
of not knowing what to expect made the wait seem like 12 hours.
•Before surgery, a nurse came in to shave the left side of my ass. This was
surprisingly pleasurable and I plan on shaving the other side of my ass when I
get back on my feet.
•The ride to the OR was surreal….it felt like a dream sequence heading down
hallways that looked straight out of a space ship. I was … Read the rest
Arrojos Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Su 2012
April 9, 2012
Hello from Arrojos hospital bed! Did indeed have it done today. Dr. Su told me this morning, the worst that could happen due to my past week is that I’d feel lousy. I told him I am already going to feel lousy! Lets just do it!
At 4:00 I was in a lot of pain. But now (10:00) I feel pretty good! I am even doing leg exercises in bed (ankle pumps and heel drags). I know I know don’t overdo it. Walking tomorrow!
April 10, 2012
Day 2: Just walked 200 feet… On crutches! Was only supposed to be using a walker. The PT was amazed. No pain either, just a lot of stiffness. … Read the rest
Name: Jeff Metherd
Location: St. Louis, MO
Surgery Date: Jan-19, 2013
Surgeon: Dr. Edwin Su
Hospital: Hospital For Special Surgery – New York City, NY
“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. “Abraham Lincoln
“Hope rises like a phoenix from the ashes of shattered dreams.” S.A. Sachs
For the better part of 30 years a pretty significant portion of my life was spent playing soccer. The “beautiful game” as they call it – was many things to me. It was a way to stay fit without “working out”. It was a way for me to vent stress and enjoy the camaraderie of friends. I loved … Read the rest
My name is David Roya.
I am a 69 year old fitness fanatic and have been for over 50 years as well as eating only healthy organic food. Never take any medicine and of course never drink or smoke. Never even had a cup of coffee in my life. I have always stayed in peak condition as a black-belt instructor in Taekwondo, instructor in yoga, as well as a runner and weight-lifter.
However, I wore out my right hip and even though I could workout for 3 hours at the gym and stretch, but it has been deteriorating for the last 9 years. Never would consider an operation. But it got to the point where I couldn’t make it down the block. Finally made up … Read the rest
I am having surgery Friday Dec 2nd by Dr. Su on my right hip. I am a 45 year old male traveling from Indianapolis because I am lucky enough to be a candidate to have surgery from Dr Su. I am. 4th Dan black belt in TKD and avid Golfer (6 handicap that has been going up!).
This site has been great. The stories really help to keep positive and to know what to expect.
December 2, 2011
Dr Su told my wife all went great. I am now a hippy.
In recovery ywaiting for legs to come back to life.
Dr Su and HSS are amazing. This has been great so far.
Thank you to everyone on thus site. It s a blessing!… Read the rest