- 6 Year Update Jack’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Clarke 2010
- 7 Year Update Jack’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Clarke 2010
- Amie Prince BHR Dr. Clarke December 2007
- Chip Samperi’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Clarke 2007
- Chris Hip Resurfacing Dr. Clarke 2006
- Darlene Chissom’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Clarke 2009
- Dr. Clarke Hip Resurfacing Stories
- Jack’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Clarke 2010
- John H’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Clarke 2009
- Justermeister’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Clarke 2013
- Kim’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Clarke 2013
- Larry J Sheeler Hip Resurfacing Dr. Clarke 2007
- Linda Ward’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Clarke 2008
- Margie’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Clarke 2010
- Paul K’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing story with Dr. Clarke 2012
- Steve’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Clarke 2008
January 14, 2017 – I think my lack of activity in this forum could be viewed as a good thing. I don’t think about my hip resurfacing at all and haven’t in quite a few years. I have been living life as if it never happened, but of course it did. Right now I am 6 years out from the procedure and am very happy to have had it performed.
I recently have had knee troubles and have had to deal with that issue. It has brought prior experiences into my thought process. So, I was thinking about this site and what a tremendous help it was along with all of the people that contribute here.
LBHR Dr. Clarke October 2007Story Acquired by Vicky Marlow
I had hip resurfacing for my left hip in mid October of 2007. Four days ago I ran again – not very far of course and on a trail rather than hard concrete – for the first time in almost 20 years and it felt great!
I am completely pleased thus far with the outcome of my surgery. My surgeon was Dr. Michael Clarke in Syracuse, NY. I can enthusiastically encourage others to consider this procedure. I can now sleep comfortably on either side, I am gaining flexibility in my left hip that I have not had in years, and I have zero pain.
|Obtained by Patient Advocate Volunteer Vicky Marlow|
I always remembered the “shoes with the bar” that I wore to bed as a kid. I had no idea why I had to wear them, what I did know is that as soon as my parents went to bed, I would untie them and take them off. I grew up remembering the shoes, but with no real health issues, I didn’t ask questions as to why I wore them. As a kid I could never sit “criss cross applesauce”, but I had agility and strength abound – so I left the shoes behind me as a distant memory, never to be brought up again.All of that changed as a teenager. I had just graduated high school
I am a physical therapist from Lake
Placid, NY. I had an insidious onset of right hip pain
approximately three years ago which gradually but
progressively intensified. X-rays revealed extensive
(bilateral DJD), and my local orthopod was all set to give
me a total hip replacement. I did an extensive amount
of research, and came across the resurfacing technique.
Intuitively it just made sense to preserve as much
natural bone as possible, so I consulted with Dr
Michael Clarke in Syracuse, NY. I had surgery on
2/28/07, and I am scheduled to have the L one done on
4/30/08. I had an excellent outcome on my R side, and
experienced a significant improvement in pain and
function. This past year I’ve been able to return … Read the rest
John H’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Clarke 2009
January 4, 2009
Scheduled with Dr. Michael Clarke in Syracuse NY for LBHR this coming Wednesday, 1/7/09.
The Surface Hippy website has been very beneficial providing information. I will post results,
experiences, etc. as time goes on.
January 12, 2009
I am male age 47 with osteo in left hip. went home from hospital on Friday, 1/9. suffered nausea from the general anesthesia and swelling in thigh thatI ‘m am treating with ice. come off pain meds on Sunday, 1/11. well see how that goes. start inhome pt today 2x/week for 3 weeks. starting to feel better with each day.
January 26, 2009
3 weeks post-op, started outpatient PT, 6 wks @ 3x/week, walking with cane and … Read the rest
Kim’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Clarke 2013
March 10, 2013
Well actually my boss who is an M.D. Had hers done by Dr. Clarke about 3 years ago and she is very happy with the outcome. It is weird because I was already his patient before I went to work for her and now find that he did hers also.
I have no reservations about him since he has been doing this for years. The hardest part for me was coming to terms that it won’t get better on it’s own. Now all that needs to be done is to stay psyched that this is just one hurdle to clear before I can start enjoying my formerly active lifestyle.
April 7, 2013
Well I … Read the rest
Jack’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Clarke 2010
May 21, 2010
My procedure went through without a hitch and I am now an official hippy!
On the day of surgery- the 19th
Checked in around ten. Was supposed to be there at ten thirty. The tool me back in no time and started getting me ready. My procedure was scheduled for twelve thirty but Dr. Clarke was running early. I had a consult with the anesthesiologist who gave me the option of general or spinal. I choose the spinal. Before you know it, I had kissed my wife and was on my way around 11. They had a bit of trouble getting the spinal injection in but finally they got it. That’s about the last I … Read the rest
Justermeister’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Clarke 2013
May 4, 2013
This is my first post after months of research on this website. As a matter of fact – I found my second opinion – and my surgeon from this website. Dr. Clarke.
A little back story on me – and my unique situation, I feel that others can gain from hearing my story due to my circumstances – so ill do the best I can to write this all in a way that could be understood.
Today – I am 31 years old – and currently 8 days post op from my second BHR hip replacement, performed on my right leg.
You heard right – 31 years old. The first thing I usually hear … Read the rest
Date of surgery: Wednesday March 17th 2010 (My 49th birthday)
Doctor Michael Clarke Right hip resurfacing
Check in Community General Hospital at 8:30 AM
First I talked to anesthesiologist about options. Usually they give
an epidural, but when I explained that I had had back surgery 6
years before for a bulging disk that affected my left leg and that
since the surgery some of the pain had remained. After having a new
MRI it showed that I had arthritis that now was affecting my lower
spine. During my back surgery they had tried to remove 6 benign
tumors, but were unable due to their location. He began looking
through my file. After finding the results of the prior surgery he
said that there was … Read the rest
After years of thinking I had a bad back, in the Sept. of 08, I found out I had a bad hip instead. With moderate degeneration I knew I had to have surgery. So I researched Hip Replacements on the internet. The Birmingham Hip Resurfacing popped up and I knew this was just what I needed.
I am a professional photographer and very active. I am also only 51 years old. I don’t run marathons or play tennis, but I work really hard and I need to move unrestricted to do my job right. So I met with Dr Clarke. We had to have a few extra things checked first, (I only have 1 kidney) there was concern about the ions and my kidney’s ability … Read the rest
I had my left hip resurfaced by Dr. Clarke on April 30, 2008 using the Birmingham hip. Prior to that I had been in physical and aqua therapy for nearly a year, attempting to retain range of motion and strength. My recovery after surgery was very quick. I walked without a cane in less than 3 weeks, and mowed my lawn with a self-propelled walking mower at 3 weeks. All the time I was diligent about my exercise program from my PT. The progress was amazing with noticeable improvement from one day to the next. In a month I was able to walk around my neighborhood (a little over a mile), something I had not been able to do in a couple of years.
In … Read the rest
Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Clarke March 2008
After three years of groin pain, I began researching options to improve my quality of life. In 2005, I met with two different Orthopedic surgeons both of whom recommended surgery as the only option. While visiting a friend @ Community General Hospital, I saw an information board regarding “Birmingham Hip Resurfacing”. I talked about the technique with my Orthopedist and his recommendation was a Total Hip Replacement. Dr. Michael Clarke, who is in the same practice, was an Orthopedist specializing in BHR and I immediately made an appointment with him. Following the initial meeting, I began a quest to learn as much about the BHR technique as possible. Your website “Surface Hippies” was of great value. I scheduled … Read the rest
April 25 was my one year anniversary of hip resurfacing. I am 58 and have always been active and involved in sports. For many years I ran 2 to 3 times per week (just one to two miles). I also play baseball in some tournaments during the summer. Its not that I am an exceptional athlete or runner, it has just always been extremely important to me that I could do these things. Most importantly I love to be out with my kids and now two young grandsons, running around, playing catch or whatever. During 2006 I gradually realized I had a bad hip. I did extensive physical therapy and later had two cortisone shots. Two well respected orthopedics recommended hip replacement. As I researched … Read the rest
After two hip replacements in 5 weeks, I will hopefully never know more about hip replacement than I do now. Right now I’m 12 days post-op hip #2. Both were the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing, so may not exactly apply to you. So here’s some of the subtle and not-so-subtle things that you should known.
For me, carrying 25 lbs of recycling to the curb was hurting like hell. If you’re 25 lbs overweight, that’s the same as me carrying 50 lbs of recycling down to the curb and then hauling half of it back up to the garage. Sorry, baby; but if that was the case my garage would have been looking like one of those “Hoarders” shows on TV. Not to get preachy, but … Read the rest
I am almost 5 yrs post op on my right hip. At 6 months post op, I started back with a little running, never intending on getting back to the 20-25 miles a week I had been doing before the pain stopped me. Dr Clarke told me some running is ok but progress slowly and don’t do marathons. It felt so good to run pain free and as time went on I got more confident that nothing was going to go wrong with this hip.
Fast forward a little and in the last 3 yrs I have run my first marathon and several halfs and 15k’s, all in the top half of my age group. I have always run efficiently, using short strides. Training runs … Read the rest