- 10 Year Update Anthony M. Cornicelli’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Brooks 2007
- 5 Year Update Dan L’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing Dr. Brooks 2011
- Al’s Hip Resurfacing by Dr. Brooks 2009
- Ann B Bilateral Hip Resurfacing Dr. Brooks 2010
- Anthony Cornicelli’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Brooks 2007
- Bill’s 7 1/2 Year Anniversary Bilateral HR with Dr. Brooks
- Bill’s 8 Year Anniversary on Right BHR with Dr. Brooks 2008
- Bill’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Brooks 2008
- Bill’s Second BHR Making him Bilateral with Dr. Brooks 2012
- Bob’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Brooks 2013
- Dan L’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing Dr. Brooks 2011
- Dan L’s Bilateral HR with Dr. Brooks 2011- 5 Year Anniversary
- Dane Hip Resurfacing Dr. Brooks 2010
- Dave’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Brooks 2014
- Dick F’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing Dr. Brooks 2013
- Doris Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Brooks 2010
- Doug Ribley’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Brooks 2013
- Dr. Brooks Hip Resurfacing
December 13, 2017
When I first learned I needed a hip replacement I was 46. I thought I was too young and tried waiting it out. I started looking for alternatives other than a full hip replacement. My journey took me to first getting a cortisone injection. This did nothing for me other than have the experience of getting an injection in my groin. Next I started doing Bikram yoga to try and gain flexibility in all my joints and hopefully relieve some of the discomfort. This helped me gain some flexibility or not lose any more, but this did not get rid of any pain. I also tried a chiropractor do see if my alignment was causing any/some of this issue. No change. My primary care physician recommended a D.O., basically a chiropractor with a medical degree. This resulted in 5 weeks of adjustments with no change to my … Read the rest
In July of 2006, a month before my wedding and in the first year of my thirties, I thought I pulled a muscle in my thigh. I let it drag on for about six months, continuing my usual recreational activities of golf, softball, and ice hockey. Finally in January of 2007 my wife forced me to see a doctor as my pain had progressed to significant locking in my hip, shooting pain down my leg and an all encompassing discomfort with all activities and sleep.
This is when I learned, at age 31, I had no cartilage in my right hip and was down to bone on bone. It was a shocking finding to me and my doctor. I had no prior history of hip problems and had been physically active my whole life. I played competitive ice hockey through college and continued to play on men’s league teams thereafter. … Read the rest
August 11, 2014
Had a BHR on my left hip last Sept 20. I had had arthritis from a previous hip fracture accompanied by severe IT/knee pain. Post-procedure, everything had been going extremely well–I was following the fairly conservative recovery program prescribed by my doctor (no lifting or weight training, no high impact for a year post surgery) and I felt really perfect, but all of the sudden one day a couple weeks ago, it felt like I had some kind of insect bite on my front quadricep. I kept itching it and wondering how a mosquito bit me through my jeans. Then I realized what I was feeling was a tingling sensation which eventually became a greater tingling and numbness down the front of my thigh. And then I noticed that the area around my incision was kind of tender and I have some sensitivity in my buttock area. … Read the rest
I should have written this article some time ago so others could know my experience with hip resurfacing. Dr. Peter Brooks of the Cleveland Clinic performed the surgery to resurface my left hip on January 18, 2012 and I just recently had my five year checkup. He used a S&N BHR. At that time, I was 74 years old and had been running long distance since about age 55. Between 1994 and 2008, I had run seven marathons, including Boston’s 100th running in 1996. My last marathon was run in Kosice, Slovakia where I served as the U.S. Ambassador.
From 2009 to 2011, I developed pain in my left hip and was advised by orthopedic surgeons that I needed a total hip replacement but wouldn’t be able to run after that. Not accepting that conclusion, I pursued extensive physical therapy and a couple of injections to improve my situation but … Read the rest
30 mile backpacking trip with Scouts.
12 hour Orienteering competition; Cyclocross (mud and grass on regular cycle);
Cross country skiing
Glad to share more if anyone wants more information.
March 13, 2017
To start off I am a 41 year very active male. I was always active in sports growing up and played college and semi pro football. I would workout 5-6 days a week, basketball twice a week, weightlifting, cardio, & crossfit, in addition to being active with my family. I had never been seriously injured previously. I am 6’1″ 235 and in very good shape. One morning in late July I played basketball early morning with a group of guys and later that afternoon took some clients out to play golf and about half way through I could not turn on a golf ball. I have pain in my groin and was certain I pulled something or it was a nerve. From that afternoon on, my walking was not the same. I went to a chiropractor, fascia doc, & it wasn’t getting better and I was limping … Read the rest
February 22, 2017
February 22, 2017 – I just concluded my ten year follow up and I am happy to report that all is well. My daily workouts regularly include treadmill and bicycling. I look forward to continuing the enjoyment of my pain free mobility for years to come. Hopefully, for the rest of my life!
November 30, 2011
I am new here and scheduled for BHR with Dr. Brooks on December 20. I’m also a marathon runner. I know Dr. Brooks says I shouldn’t run for a year, which pains me.
December 31, 2011
I had left BHR with Dr. Brooks on December 20. He said it was “perfect, textbook surgery” and I got out of the hospital a day earlier than I had planned.
But now I’m home and I’m depressed and freaking out. Can others share if they’ve felt this way?
I feel like I’m walking around on glass and am somewhat obsessed that one wrong step will cause a break of the femoral neck, leading to revision, etc. I KNOW rationally that it takes more than one step and that Dr. Brooks has had only two such issues out of more than 1,300 surgeries, but still . . .
And it’s hard … Read the rest