- 3 Year Update Arrojos Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Su 2012
- 5 Year Update Christine’s Hip Resurfacing Dr. Mont 2011
- 53 Year Old Woman with HR from Dr. Su to Run Marathon
- Alistair McAlpine’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Tobin 2005
- Arrojos Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Su 2012
- Bert Eisenstaedt Hip Resurfacing Dr. Klug 2006
- Beth Barney Dr. Amstutz September 2000
- Bills Hip Resurfacing Dr. De Smet 2006 and Running
- Chris Hip Resurfacing Dr. Clarke 2006
- Dave Phelps Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Mont 2011
- David Brewer’s H1 Ceramic Hip Resurfacing with Professor Cobb 2017
- David’s hip resurfacing athlete with Dr. Su 2011
- Donald Burtt Bilateral Hip Resurfacing 2007
- Doug Hendee Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Drinkwater 2012
- Ed’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing by NHS 2004 and 2008
- Ed’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Rankin 2011 and Dr. Thomas 2012
- Gary Kobat Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Bose 2007
- Gary’s Hip Resurfacing Mr.
My name is Zak Belkebir, and I am 54 years old. I have been very active all my life and competed in every sport I had a chance to participate in. I played competitive soccer for over 30 years, and when I couldn’t play anymore I picked up tennis and started running short and mid-distance races. I also go to the gym at least 5 times a week…
…Things came to a sudden halt in 2015..
…I scheduled my first visit with Dr. Su. He was very clear and thorough. I felt very comfortable and was convinced that he is going to be my doctor…
…May 5th, 2017 – The surgery was a huge success. I stayed at the hospital for one night and walked out with nothing but a cane – amazing! I started home physical therapy on day 3. I went to the … Read the rest
April 2018 Update and new article
My Hip Journey So Far – An osteopath recently hypothesised that the osteoarthritis (OA) in my left hip was probably caused by a leg length discrepancy from birth – my left jamming down first would have taken its toll and eventually caught-up with me over the course of my 50+ years! Whether or not this theory is correct, it is true to say that I started to notice persistent groin (adductor) tightness from 2008. From much further back to 1991 when I started running, I had noticed that niggles and injuries nearly always occurred in my left leg. I have found it very interesting that different professions rarely cross-reference to consider all the evidence … so you inevitably get conflicting diagnoses and therefore often contradictory treatment plans.
From 1991 to 1996 I went from scratch to training for and racing in 4 big … Read the rest
I am 5 years out of a BHR on the right side. I have always been a runner, but it did take me 4 years to get back to running. My hip just wasn’t strong enough and I had a lot of failed starts. But after years of PT work, I am back full swing….
I ran the Cherry Blossom 10 miler and the GW Parkway 10 Miler races in DC this spring. I had hip flexor problems during the race, although I’ve had them since this whole hip thing started (I had two previous surgeries to try to fix FAI). But my annual cortisone shot cleared that up.
Anyway, I have just signed up for 4 half marathons and a 10 miler over the next year. Crazy, huh??? I was feeling that good!
I am 43 years old and I have HR … Read the rest
January 8, 2017 – In June, 2015, about three years after my HR, I did a tandem jump. It was my first skydiving experience ever. I didn’t even think twice about my hip for this. After running a marathon, skiing, playing ice hockey, long jumping, and sprinting it didn’t even occur to me that there’s be anything special to worry about for this.
July 17, 2017
On the 7th July, 2017 , I celebrated my 3rd Anniversary of BHR Left side. Wow, how the time has disappeared and how I am able to compete “pretty well” in Triathlon, all be it , at Sprint and Standard Distance.
The hip has never been better and I attribute this to alot of patience in the re-hab,[ a fantastic “nurse”- the wife] ,lots of precise, dedicated massage by Roger Gooch of BodySmart, careful choices of racing and distances, plus correct footwear. As well an excellent operation by Dr Hugh Blackley, here in New Zealand.
I continue to do plenty of swimming,cycling, and some running. The Run is somewhat hindered due to a serious knee injury, and unfortunately we have not got an equivalent Runners knee, compared to the Birmingham Hip – Bugger.
Overall I could not be more rapt with how everything has gone and progressed … Read the rest
On 13th December, exactly 11 months post right hip BHR I completed a sprint triathlon. Did a fair bit of running from August, gradually increasing distance and speed, plus a load of cycling and swimming. Loads of time spent getting it right and I don’t even think of it.
January 13, 2015
This morning Andrew Shimmin fitted a Birmingham 52mm head and 58mm to my blown out right hip. A morning spent shopping with Mrs H got rid of any doubts about surgery it ached so much.
The journey has begun, and to be honest, the worst bit was waking up from the surgery! Pain is minimal at the moment ( I know that will change ) but the ice feels great. The whole team here at The Avenue Hospital, Melbourne have been awesome so far.
January 22, 2015
Day 9. Been on one crutch for the last 2 … Read the rest
March 30, 2012
I had a right hip done by Dr. Pritchett July 2011 and I’m very happy with the results. I was 57 years old at the time and active. My main problem after the surgery was a very tight and painful iliotibial band (sp?) but it finally stretched out fine and I’ve had no problems with it since. I returned to running and did the 5K Turkey Trot on Bainbridge Island in November 2011, just four months after the surgery. It is now March 2012 and I now run about 3 times a week for 35 to 40 minutes each time – I completely changed my running style to minimize the impact by running exclusively on my toes and mid-foot (no heel striking at all) with a shorter stride (tiny steps on my toes going down steep hills), but I still have a pretty decent gate and speed … Read the rest
November 19, 2016 UPDATE – my left hip’s second birthday!
All is still well. I suspect the scar will always feel a bit strange but the joint itself is great and gives no concern despite all the use it gets, which includes 46 5km races, one 10km race and bike rides up to 55 miles in the last 12 months. It has also been subjected to a fair amount of walking, rock climbing/bouldering and gym workouts without complaining. So far, so good!
The only things restricting activity nowadays are my remaining natural hip and old age – the right one was given a two-year lifespan by my surgeon but it seems to be no worse at the moment than two years ago so there is no immediate rush to get it done (but I do worry that some agency like NICE could decide that over-55s should not get BHR in … Read the rest
Jamie A’s Testimonial about his right BHR 5/19/14 with Dr. Rogerson.
Scott Tinley was one of the most prolific triathletes of all time, competing in and winning hundreds of triathlons all over the globe. Scott has been suffering through hip problems for a number of years and recently decided to have his hip resurfaced on Thursday, December 13th in Wisconsin with Dr. Rogerson
The Hip Chronicles Part 1 Monday 12/10I am preparing to have my body cut; to have tools and lights and fingernails and foreign things cross my somatic borders. Soon enough, I will be invaded. I know what these people will be doing. I’ve invited them, willed them and will compensate them to move a long thin blade across the lithe desert of my ass. We have agreed that they will leave metal parts in when they are