- Daniel Fox’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Barrack 2009/2010
- Dr. Barrack Hip Resurfacing Stories
- Kathy Blundon Hip Resurfaicng Dr. Barrack 2007
- Linda’s Dislocation Story – bilateral BHR Dr. Barrack 9/06
- Mike Christensen Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Barrack 2013
- Ron’s Hip Resurfacing Story with Dr. Barrack
- Vogelweid’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Barrack 2017
General groin discomfort in 8/2015. Ran 11th full marathon 10/2015, 3:06 PR. Age 45 at the time. Nov 2015 finally went to have an MRI which revealed a torn labrum resulting from a bone spur and mileage (Avg 1800 miles per year, 2 marathons per year, ). Hip arthroscopy in May 2016 revealed material arthritis. Returned to jogging / running 3 months post op. I wanted to continue rehabilitation to determine how severe the arthritis would impact my running. I was able to return to my conversational pace with runs up to 10 miles. However, I never was able to push my legs back into mile repeats (5:45 – 6:30 min mile pace). I also had a lingering high hamstring discomfort on the opposite leg which I know is somehow related to the injured leg (ex: poorly firing glut med). I had PRP and stem cell injections on both … Read the rest
February 14, 2008
I’ve changed my mind about the dislocation cause…you may not remember that I was less than 3 months from my left knee replacement (when my dislocation occurred). That was my worse knee and the OS straightened it much more than the right side which would require more stretch to the inside quad. Since I’ve started back exercising, it’s been real clear that the quads that run from hip to medial side of knee are “stuck”. I’ve been trying to stretch it out now for months and just may have to live with it this way or get it “released”.
So, what I think happened is that those muscles/tendons/ligaments involved in the quadriceps and their kin wouldn’t give sufficiently for that bent, rotated movement I was doing and the weakest link was the set of muscles et.al. that hold the hip back from rotating inward. These are also
Mike Christensen Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Barrack 2013
I had my left hip resurfaced November 26th 2013 with the Birmingham Hip. Dr. Barrack of Barnes Jewish Hospital performed my surgery.
My story started 5 years ago when I returned from a snowboarding trip in Colorado. I thought I had pulled my groin. After 8 months of no improvement, I finally decided to see an Orthopedic doctor in my local town. He x-rayed my hip and told me I had “some” arthritis in the hip and I would (eventually) need a new hip. This astounded me! I asked why my left hip was arthritic and the right hip was fine, but he had no definitive answer.
I was lucky enough to run into someone who recommended the BHR procedure. He told me to research the device and decide for myself if it was for me. This was very important information! Of … Read the rest
I have read this site for 2 years leading up to surgery and wanted to come on here and post about my surgery. I had a right BHR done Feb 28, 2012. Dr Robert Barrack of Washington University Orthopedics in St Louis, MO did the surgery.
My progress has been wonderful. Dr Barrack did surgery on Tuesday, sent me home on Wednesday, I was walking with a cane Friday, walked a mile on the track Sunday, and am at work today.
There has been some swelling, but not what I was expecting. My muscles freak out periodically, but I expected that. I don’t know why my recovery is going so fast but can only contribute it to the surgeon.
I have done research on this sight for about 2 years and have only seen Dr Barrack’s name mentioned a couple of times. If anyone is looking for a surgeon in … Read the rest
The first time I noticed any hip pain was in 2004 when I was jogging and had a very sharp pain in my left groin area which only occurred when my left knee was raised to its highest point which didn’t occur on every run and typically when running hard uphill. The pain subsided and would only reoccur periodically during subsequent runs (I would run about 2-3 times per week) so I put off seeing an orthopedic specialist. About 6 months later while on a long walk with my family I experienced a new pain in my left groin area – very different from my running pain. This was more like a dull ache and honestly didn’t necessarily relate the two symptoms. About 6 months later I began to notice a clicking in my hip when I would move my left leg laterally (typically while shifting my position in bed).… Read the rest
February 16, 2008 I am 47 and had my hip resurfaced in June. Before resurfacing came along, I had been told by an orthopedic surgeon that I would be a candidate for replacement “someday.” I had decided to hold out as long as I could for something else to come along, knowing that amazing medical advancements are coming along faster and faster.
I had a minor sports injury to my left hip back in high school, probably resulting in some mild cartilage damage. But, the normal wear and tear caused the cartilage to wear down much faster, and starting in 2001 I started having a lot of trouble. I had developed a pretty good limp due to decreasing loss of mobility in that hip joint. Then, luckily in the spring of 2006 I saw a story on my local news about this “new alternative” to hip replacement.
I am so … Read the rest