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
I am two weeks out today from my hip resurfacing with Dr. Coleman Fowble of Columbia, SC.
My road to a hip resurfacing has been uneven. I would guess that I first experienced hip pain eight or so years ago. I met a physical therapist and was given some exercises to do, although I confess I was not always so good about following through with them. It’s possible, of course, that my earliest pain was not osteoarthritis at all, but the pain would come and go. The last several years it had been worse, and I made more visits to a physical therapist. I was better about following her instructions this time, but wasn’t sure if it was doing any good. The pain did seem like it might be better after exercise, but it was tough to say. Sometimes I climbed stairs good leg first, then moving the affected leg … Read the rest
Picture from a racquetball tournament in April (at 16 months). I have played two tournaments this year 2008 (Open doubles division), and won 2nd place each time.
My name is Paul Owens and I’ve been an avid racquetball player in and around Florida for many years. In December 2005 I developed a severe pain in my right hip after playing racquetball. I was only 47, but I later found that I had a slight curvature in my spine that contributed to my arthritic condition. Any attempt to run or play sports left me miserable for many days.
This story may sound familiar in that I discovered Resurfacing almost by accident. After getting the “you need a Total Hip Replacement” story from a couple of respected surgeons, I began using the Internet to research alternatives to THR. Initially I found “Resurfacing” and then later stumbled upon the “Surface Hippy” group. From … Read the rest