- 10 Year and 2 Month Update John C’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2008
- 12 Year Update Tom Dolan’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Rubinstein 2007
- 18 Month Update Taj’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. De Smet 2016
- 5 Year Anniversary for Sean’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2011
- 5 Year Update Larry’s HR with Dr. Anderson 2007/2012
- 8 Year Update John C’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2008
- Bill B’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Rogerson 2014
- Bill H’s Hip Resurfacing Right BHR with Dr. Rogerson 2008
- Bill T’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Rogerson 2013
- Bill’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Brooks 2008
- Buddy’s bilateral hip resurfacing Dr. Pritchett 2008
- Colin Tucker’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Mr. McMinn 2003/2008
- David’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr.
It has been so long since I reached out to say hi and I apologize for that. Once you get your life back you tend to jump in full blast and not look back. I hung around the surface hippy site for a few years but when the notes became so negative I had to back off. It wasn’t syncing with what was going on in my life post-surgery. I just saw Dr. Rubinstein last week and I thought about you and wondered how you were doing. I am writing to do just that.
I hope all is still well with you and the family. I started playing hockey 6 months after surgery and continue to play to this day … Read the rest
September 13, 2018 – I’m happy to report that I LOVE my new hip. I had follow-up xrays which shoed everything looking good, and my non-op hip in perfect shape, as well.
Last year I decided to try racing (I’ve been rowing for 9 years, but not racing, and the pain was unbearable by the end). I’m happy to report that at the end of this month I am going to FISA Worlds in Florida to race SIX times in three days. Kind of crazy.
I still have trouble with my glute medius, which has been down and out for over a decade, but with PT, strength training, and dry needling, it’s coming back. That piece just takes time.
So … Read the rest
Back to playing Hockey after Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett.
I was 48 when I received the very surprising diagnosis of arthritis in my left hip. My pain wasn’t that bad at the time so I really didn’t think it was as bad as they said. The first words I heard after my initial X-Ray were “You need a Total Hip Replacement! I was stunned. I thought I had a strained tendon or a torn labrum, arthritis wasn’t even on my radar. One Dr. rated the damage an 8 out of 10! I was in denial and didn’t want to believe it.
After this initial visit I spent about a year going to different surgeons and doing research looking for something other than a Total … Read the rest
Last week was the 10 year anniversary on my left hip, and this week I hit the 2 month mark on the right.
All the old timers on here have heard my story too many times, so they can feel free to skip this, but for any newbies on the site, here is my story.
I am a sports instructor year round, teaching high level skiing all day every day all winter, and teaching windsurfing during the summers, with lots of surfing and tennis thrown in. Dr Gross said at the time that I would be a good case study to see how the new hip would hold up. My hip from 10 years ago has worked out … Read the rest
I have compiled video clips in chronological order, over a period of 6 months, from the day of surgery, my recovery, rehab and physical therapy activities, to my return to kiteboarding. I had severe arthritis in my left hip. I chose to have Hip Resurfacing over Total Hip Replacement so I could return to a high level of activity as opposed to the limited activity I would have had with Total Hip Replacement. Vincent Fowble, M.D. of the Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute performed the surgery at Jupiter Medical Center.… Read the rest
July 31 , 2016
Just had bilateral resurfacing with Dr. Su. I too was forced out of the butterfly after about 40 years playing, and became more of a Phil Esposito. I went in for surgery on a Thursday came out Saturday and was hobbling around my house on Sunday without my crutches. I’m 50 and the Same basic size as you. You should consider bilateral. I will post as I get deeper into the recovery and hit some milestones, for now totally pumped with where I am 3 days after surgery.
August 20, 2016
I started having pain in my hips in 2013 and by the spring of 2016 it was keeping me up at night, I was limping through goal tending, and struggling … Read the rest
April 29, 2017 – This thread is to update my progress after five years on my second hip. I am now going on 71 years and will be taking the National Ski Patrol classes this summer and plan to be an active Patroller this winter at the ski areas in the Midwest that are near me. I have enjoyed cross country ski races of 25K, biking of over 100K in a day and also downhill skiing through the trees. I must say that one major help to me has been my participation in weekly YOGA classes. I started shortly after my first hip was done and am continuing with my 2 – 4 times a week. I also do strength … Read the rest
Since his left BHR hip resurfacing procedure Ron has not skipped a beat!
Scuba diving, tai chi, road biking, and downhill skiing are all activities that he is back out enjoying pain-free.
“Since undertaking my hip resurfacing surgery, I have participated in more than 200 scuba dives in all kinds of conditions and locations, and attained a PADI Divemaster rating through extensive training and testing.
I have ridden my road bicycle thousands of miles, and completed 100 kilometer and 100 mile rides for charities. I do tai chi, and just returned from a downhill skiing vacation at Grand Targhee in Wyoming.
At age 59, I am considering having Dr. Rogerson resurface all of my joints, so that they work as well and as painlessly as … Read the rest
February 7, 2016
I have been a less frequent visitor to this site – mostly because my hip is no longer a problem and I am busy enjoying life!
I had my left hip resurfaced by Dr. Gross back in February of 2011.
My story – condensed version. My hip began to *barely* hurt in my late 20s / early 30s. It was a nuisance but not a problem. By my mid 30s it was clearly a problem and I had to stop a lot of activites I enjoyed, but I just dealt with it and basically adapted to my limitations. It happened so slowly that I really didn’t realize how limited I had become. By my late 30s I … Read the rest
Jim was told at age 43 that total hip replacement was his only option for pain relief and motion improvement. Luckily he found out about Dr. Rogerson and Birmingham hip resurfacing. Six months following his BHR Jim is back playing hockey, waterskiing, running and playing golf without any pain!
“I was diagnosed with severe degenerative arthritis in my left hip in March 2014 at the age of 43. I had always led a very active lifestyle, playing a variety of sports with my favorites being ice hockey, golf, and slalom waterskiing. When I was first diagnosed by a local orthopedic surgeon, I was told that I would need a total hip replacement and that I would be limited in my activities post-op. Ice hockey and … Read the rest
Patient Bill B. is back on the slopes following his BHR
“I am as good as new!”
“I am extremely grateful to the ortho team for my results. Before the procedure, I couldn’t walk very well and was in a lot of pain. My low point before surgery was when I got on a city bus using my cane, and a pregnant woman holding a baby in her lap got up out of her bus seat to give me her seat. (I took the seat). After the procedure, I am as good as new and can ski, etc. You guys are the BEST.”
Hockey player and avid hiker Bill T. hits the Ice and trails six months after his BHR.
Bill underwent BHR at the exact right time; before his ailing hip had soured his passion for an active lifestyle.
“Eleven months ago I was given the chance to have a BHR by Dr. Rogerson. I wish I had looked into it years ago. I was always under the impression that hip surgery was something you put off until your hip was completely shot. And that can mean years of compensation and pain. It can also mean you may lessen the chances you would even be eligible for a resurfacing. My BHR by Dr. Rogerson has turned back the clock. At the 6 month point after surgery I … Read the rest
I had my left hip resurfaced by Dr. Gross on 9/6/06. You will have no problem climbing up or going down trails. The hip works as a normal one would. If you are thinking about it. and you want to enjoy life again, GO FOR IT..
February 16, 2008
This was taken the other day skiing at Durango Mountain Resort…We had gotten over 22″ inches of snow. The skiing this year has been nothing short of “epic.” I am able to ski all the runs I used to ski before my hip began to really hurt about 6 years ago. I had my hip resurfaced by Dr. Gross on 9/6/06. I waited the full year before skiing again. It was my decision to do that. … Read the rest
My Name is Ray, 46 years and an Airline Pilot.
About a year ago my Hip totally gave out on Me. Eighteen years prior I was in an accident; the trauma was a dislocation. Now the pain had become unbearable. I could not windsurf, surf, step into a car or even walk through the Terminal at an Airport. Something had to be done!
I have the ways and means to go anywhere in the world for treatment. After months of research, recommendations and consultations; everything directed to Dr. Sands and the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing.
I went into his office having done my homework. During my consultation Dr. Sands thoughtfully explained the options (Dr. Sands was the only one for whom even presented options) and risk … Read the rest