- 1 1/2 Year Update Blinky’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2015
- 10 Year and 2 Month Update John C’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2008
- 2 Year Update Juno’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2013
- 4 year Anniversary for Chuck with Biomet from Dr. Gross
- 5 Year Anniversary for Sean’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2011
- 7 Year Update Andy’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2011
- 8 Year Update Chuck’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr.
January 3, 2017
My hip pain was a creeper that did not put me totally out of commission until about a year ago. Slowly started quiting all sorts of sporting activities i used to enjoy. No more tennis, jogging, racquetball, basketball etc. Worst of all was limitations with my kids age 9 and 12. I thought my life was over and that i would be an “observer” for the rest of my life. Finally i … Read the rest
December 30, 2016
I had bilateral HRA surgeries with Dr. Gross on December 12th and 14th of 2016, and am approximately two weeks and several days post surgery. I want to share my experience to others, and especially to those prospective patients considering this procedure. When my arthritis got to the point of affecting my daily activities of normal life last Spring, I began an inquiry to what my options were. I had pretty much … Read the rest
December 14, 2016 – Time continues to positively fly by and I am still incredibly pleased with my new chrome parts.
Starting about the 6 month mark I began increasing the intensity of my mountain biking and spin bike training. While I’m definitely not back to 100% strength I feel like I’m heading in the right direction and feel like my progress is accelerating. I’m deliberately trying to not overdo … Read the rest
December 21, 2016 – Well I am eight months out and did a jog/walk for 1.5 miles yesterday. That’s the first time I have jogged in 8 years. My HS hip felt great. I had some joint pain in the non HR hip after running, but not bad today.
I am feeling it in the muscles today as expected. I miss running, so I am going to introduce it back … Read the rest
July 30, 2016
This forum was invaluable in my decision making process so time to give back. I am a 55 year old active male originally from the UK, but have lived in Orlando for 30 years. I am 6 feet tall and weigh 195 pounds. Back in 2012 my GP diagnosed my night-time left hip pain as arthritis – “You will eventually get to the point where you will need/want a hip replacement”. Not … Read the rest
November 1, 2014
Injury started with a sports hernia after Crossfit in 09, then spiraled to hip issues soon after. Had right hip done on Jan-2011 for FAI, labrum, also performed microfracture for damaged cartilage. Left hip done Nov-2012 same procedure.
This past May both hips failed one month apart. Seems the microfracture did not hold up. So now I am in the state of WOW two failed hip surgeries. I have pain sitting and … Read the rest
November 8, 2016 – One year and a few days later
I flew to SC for my one year check up with Dr Gross. No problems, just wanted him and Lee to look at my X-rays and manipulate my hips. Well, and I wanted to take a victory lap, show them how well I was doing and then go celebrate.
The X-rays looked great and Lee was excited by my … Read the rest
November 2, 2016 – I had an interesting ‘test’ last week. I disturbed some yellow jackets while messing with some firewood. Before I knew it I was stung 4 times, once on the top of my head, once on my back and twice on my left leg. Without thinking I absolutely bounded for the nearest door to get inside and away from the swarm. I was pleasantly surprised at my … Read the rest
November 2, 2016 – Well I tested out my new hip not the way I intended. My lab got attacked by two pit bulls, I had to sprint after one pit bull, I jumped on top of it and choked it till the owner could get the collar on. The other I had to pick up over my shoulder. One of the scariest things that ever happened to me.
My … Read the rest
April 12, 2016
This has been very long, painful, stressful, emotional road. I have fought my hip pain for years and it has had a significant effect on my life. I’m 39 now and have always been very, very fit and active. I Road-raced motorcycles for many years at a pretty high level and was in tip top shape during that time. I also enjoyed running and soccer once upon a time but had to … Read the rest
October 11, 2016
I made it! It’s truly amazing how the time has sailed by. It’s been one hell of a year and I absolutely could NOT be happier with my decision to have my hips resurfaced. Thanks again to Pat and to everyone who contributes their stories. The information on this site is absolutely priceless and I cannot put into words how much I appreciate it.
I’ve pushed pretty … Read the rest