The short version is that everything is going well. I am running every other day up to 10K. My paces are getting faster. I swim four times a week and my strokes feel more natural and fluid, including the undulation of breaststroke and fly. I walk, lift, bend, jump, leap, do all the things a person does in every day life without a thought about my hips. There are still … Read the rest
Stanley Frazier and Family
My name is Stanley Frazier. I am a 49 year old male who lives in Lexington, South Carolina. I had been living with severe pain in both my hips for over 10 years. I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis and was told I needed both my hips replaced. At the time I was seeing another orthopaedic doctor who advised me that I was too young for the surgery and would recommend waiting … Read the rest
Dr Gross warned me yesterday that the pain might be at its worst day 3.
I woke up 3AM and had a lot of just trouble trying to move around a
little. The leg is a useless lump that complains loudly. Feeling a
little nauseous. Called for pain meds and got two oxycodone.
I was released from hospital last Wed afternoon by Lee. I told her I was feeling weak … Read the rest
I am just over 2 weeks post op from second half of Bilateral. The first week was definitely a challenge. I took the pain pills before I felt I needed them and that worked great, not much pain to deal with. I was a little unprepared for how useless my legs would be, a good deal of swelling even with the ice machine. I guess the big downside from Bilateral is not having a good… Read the rest
I wanted to tell everyone of my great experience with Dr. Gross in Columbia, SC and the excellent care I received from his staff and the hospital staff. Everyone was extremely kind and caring. As I had never had any major surgery, I was very anxious prior to surgery.
I am 51 and consider myself active. I had been having groin pain for the last two years and have been going regularly to a chiropractor … Read the rest
30 years old. 11/11/2009 Left hip Biomet uncemented by Dr. Thomas Gross.
It has been exactly 7 days to the minute since I had my left hip resurfaced and I just walked my first mile so this seems like a good time to write this note. My story is similar to many of the stories on the Surface Hippy website. I could never thank Patricia Walter and all the other contributing Surface Hippies enough for … Read the rest
June 6, 2013
One week out. About to toss my very cool and blinged out Mobilegs crutches as I don’t really need them. The only trouble is the killer migraine from trying to kick the Nucynta. I tried to stop it at day 3, but the nights can be challenging. I am so glad I made the 3000 mile trip out to SC for Dr. Gross. The scar is small, the bruising: minimal, and best … Read the rest
February 28, 2009
I am recovering nicely at age 62. I have no pain, but swelling has been a problem for me. Even after icing a lot I still have trouble with the calf of my leg being quite uncomfortable by evening. I leave the ice machine on all night and that seems to help alot, along with elevating the foot. I also try to elevate it several times a day, and wrap the calf … Read the rest
January 26, 2017 I am 8+ years out of having a right hip surfaced from Doctor Gross. I am still good, I almost never even think of the day I could not walk and still do not know I have had my hip done.
I believe now that I will take that hardware to the grave, hopefully in many years.