The Before and After Effects of a Hip Operation:
For more than 2 years I suffered severe pain in my right hip, which arose from a common arthrosis. The pain was so intense that I had to completely forget about undertaking any form of sport, which in turn made me very depressed. I had been a passionate sports person, playing tennis all my life and occasionally other sports like squash, jogging and skiing. In the end walking a short distance was a struggle, even with the assistance of a cane purchased in the hope that it would help relieve some pain. That was the end of 2014 and despite constant pain I hesitated to have an operation. The concept of me as a mid-forty year old sports man, walking around with a total endoprosthesis and the possibility that my mobility would be limited was unfathomable. After reaching a point where … Read the rest
July 21, 2018 – Back on the Mats
May 3, 2018 – I’m in good health and busy with a garden project, rebuilding a garden wall. Still competing in motorsport, 3rd in the ACSMC class championship with my 1973 Alfa Romeo GTAm. Still have the STYLUS 231BHP racer but not competing with it right now . Both hips functioning well, one at 18yrs, the other 3yrs now, thanks to Mr McMinn and team.
Regards , Rob
May 30, 2018 – So, I rarely think of my hips, but I’m doing a bit of volunteer work that reminds me of how lucky I was 16 years ago when I found Dr. DeSmet. My husband and I both had hip resurfacing in October, 2002 – we were his first husband/wife team – my hip is 45 minutes older than his! Just wanted to let you all know that those hips and the subsquent ones are all working just fine and we are still able to do whatever we want. Amazing. I also want to shout to the wonderful Dr. De Smet who still answers my emails and who has over these 16 years operated on many friends of mine and who has consulted for many others who he either advised were not ready for surgery, or who in the end chose not to travel for surgery. I understand … Read the rest
According to The Big Show, who opted for a hip resurfacing over a full out replacement to preserve the possibility of returning the ring, he is faster now, has better range of motion, and has more to give in the squared circle.
“Right now, [my] quality of life is really good. There’s no stiffness. My range of motion is ridiculous.” Big Show said, “I’m not done in the ring yet. Hell, I’m 380 lbs. I feel now, especially in my hip, has more range of motion now, and I’m faster than I moved in 17 [or] 18 years. I wrestled with Fit Finlay a little bit at WrestleMania. I got in there and rolled around the ring with Fit and the doctor. And Fit was laughing. He was like, ‘you’re fast again’, which made me feel good because my mobility is back and I had … Read the rest
Fifty-one-year-old Robert Bailey, a native of UAE, was suffering from pain in his left hip over the last five years that not only affected his daily life, but also his career of a physical education teacher.
His only option was having a Birmingham hip resurfacing, which is a complex joint reconstructive surgery done at specialized centers. Robert underwent the surgery at SIMS hospital recently and is back on his feet after complete recovery.
Speaking on the surgical treatment Dr Vijay C Bose, joint director and senior consultant, Institute of Orthopaedics SIMS said, “The Birmingham Hip Resurfacing technique offers many advantages to the patient, saving bone stock as the hip joint bone is not removed and only a cap is fitted on the femoral head, which serves like a cartilage replacement. The procedure allows the patient to be very active post-surgery and the patient can continue to run, practice Yoga and … Read the rest
Why I chose a hip resurfacing video by Dave Published on May 8, 2018
Next month I will hit my 10 year anniversary on my left hip resurfacing with Dr Gross which is doing fine. Last week I saw Dr Gross again to have my right hip resurfaced. I thought that it might be interesting to compare these two adventures as the second one evolves. Below are a few key notes from the two different recoveries as of 9 days out. We often hear on this site about how everyone’s recovery is different, and my story so far shows how different the recovery process can be for the same person on two different hips.
Pre-op: Really no changes here. Dr Gross, Lee Webb, and Nancy are all great, and the whole process runs like a well oiled machine.
Waking up after surgery: One very big difference here from 10 years ago. Dr Gross has added … Read the rest
This may be a little long but hopefully it will help those who don’t have as easy a time with surgery as most and are on the Slow Program with Dr Gross.
Update from a “slow programmer”… Now in the beginning of week 6 and feeling pretty good. Since the first 4 weeks were essentially 10% or toe touch on my operated leg I had no idea if my hip was better or worse than before I had surgery. It wasn’t until last week I really began to feel the difference in my hip. It was “amazing”. I felt like I had been “heeeeealed”. Putting my weight finally on the hip (about 50%) felt so good! I wanted to run as fast as I could through the house! Yes It was wobbly, the incision hurt, my muscles hurt and it felt “strange” but the same pain I had … Read the rest