- 5 Year Update Chuck M’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Boettner 2012
- Anders Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Rector 2010
- Andrew Murray’s Hip Resurfacing Mr. McMinn 1999
- Andy Murray To Return To Tennis After Hip Resurfacing with Dr. O’Donnell 2017
- Baseball, Football, Soccer, Basketball, Golf, Tennis
- Bob C’s Bilateral Dr. Gross 2005/2008
- Brian Beech’s BHMR with Mr. McMinn 2009
- Bryan J’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Rogerson 2007
- Chuck M’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Boettner 2012
- Colin Gittins Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Mr. McMinn 2006
- Dave Eddy Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Mr. McMinn 1999
- Dave Grigg L C+ 3/24/1998 R C+ 2/12/2004 Dr. Amstutz
- Dr. Barry Tannen Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Su 2008
- Eric’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Kusuma 2010
- Gordon Strachan’s Hip Resurfacing with Mr. McMinn 2013
- Grayle H’s Hip Resurfacing Story with Dr. Nawabi 2016
- Ivan Dekovic 14 Year Anniversary Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Amstutz 2000
- Jeff Asman’s
Andy Murray will return to action on 11 June at a low-level grass tournament in the Netherlands…
…His return ends months of agonising over his future. He was due to come back in Brisbane, before the Australian Open, but withdrew at the last minute and headed for Melbourne, where his trusted friend and renowned surgeon, John O’Donnell, performed the hip resurfacing operation, where a small sleeve is placed over the joint.
Four days after the operation, Murray was walking freely in the streets of Melbourne when he bumped into members of the British media. There was a brief exchange of pleasantries and the player who has come through many crises might have wondered if he would ever again have good news to relate.… Read the rest
I first met with Dr. Nawabi in July 2016 following an MRI that indicated I had a severely torn left hip labrum…
…Upon meeting with Dr. Nawabi and having him review my MRI and X-rays, he concluded that I was a good candidate for hip resurfacing surgery. I was hoping to return 100% to running, playing soccer, and playing golf and the hip resurfacing procedure would make that possible…
…Fast forward to my surgery on December 21, 2016. Every element of the experience at HSS from the pre-surgery consult, to the pre-surgery prep, to the surgery itself, to the 36 hour recovery period at HSS was fantastic. ..
…I started running again in early September, and playing soccer in October. My cardio was solid due to the spinning classes, however I’m still getting my ball skills/agility back since I essentially went 18 months without … Read the rest
December 4, 2017 – Fifth year still had some nice improvement (believe it or not).
This also marks my fifth season back playing soccer. Every season I’ve had little nags here and there (Achilles, hamstrings, calfs, etc) but the hip has been injury free. When my conditioning wanes a bit in off season I can get that “achy” feeling after an hour or so playing. But if I use the foam roller a couple of times a week it really helps with that.
My local physio got me using a kettlebell but for only one of the exercises -the basic kettlebell swing. He coached my technique and this really helped my hip function with both strength and range of motion.
Well, that’s about it. Five great years so far. … Read the rest
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 improving as I keep pushing myself.
3/4/2014: I am a 57 year old physician who had a left hip BHR performed by Dr. Raterman on 2/19/2014. I have been posting my pre- and post-surgical thoughts on youtube ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWv7uE53NUtshlWk20lq4Q/playlists ) for those that are interested.
I first became aware of chronic hip pain that impaired my function 12 years ago while playing a tennis match, when I developed a severe groin “pull”. Over time, without … 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 58 year old skinny Italian soccer player. I have played soccer at
least once a week for 40 years without a break unless I was injured
or on vacation. I am not a great player, but a great lover of the
At 10 months and played for about 45 … Read the rest
|Ten Year Anniversary|
I’m saying hello on the eve of my ten year anniversary. In early 1998 there were fewer than 40 resurfacings in the U.S. and of course no surfacehippy group or knowledge base. My thanks to Keith and all you posters.My story
A former runner, I had been crippled with OA for a decade and needed crutches just to stand more than 2 minutes. Dr. Amstutz said he’d only seen one or two more diseased hips in his career. I placed a lot of trust in him and it sure paid off. I was riding the life cycle 5 days post-op and skydiving 7 weeks post-op (not doctor approved). My other hip was resurfaced by the good doctor early in 2004. I moved to the Palm Springs area 19 months ago and took up competitive tennis, both singles and doubles and have won a couple of local
Dr. Barry Tannen (bilateral HR 12/18/08)
I am a 52 year old physician who had bilateral hip resurfacing with Dr. Su on
December 18th 2008 at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. I had been
diagnosed with moderate to severe osteoarthritis 3 years earlier and
increasingly had to deal with the pain and limitations that this brought on. I
am an avid tennis player who competes locally and in USTA tournaments and
obviously my tennis game was greatly impacted, but so were ordinary activities
of daily living such as tying shoelaces, etc.
My experience with Dr. Su, his staff, and the entire team at the Hospital for
Special Surgery was nothing short of amazing. I left the hospital 6 days after
surgery and was discharged to my 2 story home. My wife was terrified that I
would be climbing stairs immediately, but it was no problem. I started… Read the rest
Bryan J’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Rogerson 2007
An injury at age 24 started the journey toward this athlete’s BHR surgery 20 years later.
“I am currently more flexible and active now than I was in my twenties and thirties.”
“When I was 24 years old and very active and athletic, I popped my right hip out when I was skiing. The bursa ruptured and it was bone on bone. By the age of 26, I had already lost significant mobility and had increased pain. I went to a few orthopedic doctors and they all told me to live with it as long as I could, and to be prepared for a hip replacement at a very young age. Twenty years later, the pain and mobility were almost unbearable. I met an acquaintance from Madison that told me about Dr. Rogerson. In 2007, when I was 44 years old, I … Read the rest
Ivan Dekovic 14 Year Anniversary Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Amstutz 2000
I’m feeling so happy that today I reached my 14th Anniversary. I never though that I would reach that number. At the time of my surgery (I was 54 years old), I would have been pleased if my surface on surface hip replacement had lasted 5 years.
For those asking about impact sports, let me tell you that I have been playing Volleyball, Nationally and Internationally (US Open, World Master Games, Huntsman World Games, League, Senior Tournaments, etc.), since 2004. Before these Tournaments, I played in local Leagues in the San Francisco Bay Area. As far as I remember, I started playing again after 1 1/2 to 2 years after my surgery, but before I started playing again, I did a very deep Physical rehab, and then extensive and intensive training, lifting heavy weights, running, biking, and a lot … Read the rest
Jeff Wiegand’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Su 2006
LBHR Dr. Su 9/26/2006
Feb 2013 still going strong. No problems with my hip. 100%. More than six years post-op. Thank you Dr. Edwin Su at Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan!
Jeff Wiegand and his daughter Rebecca, with dog Lulu, in the Adirondacks on Giant Mountain (via Rocky Peak Ridge). Distance to summit 8 miles, total ascent 5300 feet. Jeff’s left hip was resurfaced on Sept. 26, 2006 by Dr. Su at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC.
Jeff Wiegand Plays Squash on Resurfaced Hip, Testimonial by Richard Millman
Uploaded on Oct 25, 2009
3 years post-op, Jeff Wiegand plays squash on his resurfaced hip, followed by a testimonial about resurfacing by Richard Millman, squash coach and champion.… Read the rest
Dave Eddy Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Mr. McMinn 1999
This archive footage shows badminton player Dave Eddy in action on the court. Dave has represented England over fifty times, winning a World Championship in the process and has bilateral Birmingham Hip Resurfacings (BHRs) which were both performed by Mr McMinn some fourteen years apart.
Dave says surgery ‘transformed’ him from “something of a cripple to someone who could walk normally and play badminton to whatever level he wanted.”… Read the rest