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- Doc Martin Hip Resurfacing Dr. Palmer 2011
- Dr. Palmer Personal Stories
- Gregory K’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Palmer 2015
- John S’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Palmer 2008
- Linedawg’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Palmer 2017
- Sten Fjeldheim’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Palmer 2017
This month marks 10 Years for my Birmingham hip resurfacing. Surgery performed by Dr. David Palmer at St. Croix Orthopedics. Still going strong with no issues.
My Original Story is Below
November 20, 2010
I am 2 years post. Last November I celebrated my one year BHR by riding the 100 mile Maah Dah Hey trail in North Dakota on my mountain bike in one day. My hip performed flawlessly. This last summer I competed in the Breck Epic mountain bike stage race which was 240 miles and 40,000 ft. of climbing over 6 days. My hip felt … Read the rest
June 4, 2017
I just got a resurfacing 9 weeks ago from Dr. Palmer at Twin cities orthopedics. After much reading on this great site, and many others, I’ve come to realize that all surgeons are different, including their recovery advice, and all patients are different in their recovery process and timelines.
I’ve had somewhat of a hard time with my recovery, as I thought because I was athletic and in really good shape(53-play hockey, bike, golf, work-out), that I would be at the upper end of the recovery spectrum, when in reality I fall somewhere in the middle. As … Read the rest
I had my second Birmingham hip resurfacing surgery done by Dr. David Palmer just this past May. I was so pleased with the patient care that I received but most of all with Dr. Palmer. I cannot believe how good I feel now just 7 weeks post op.
I tend to be an active person and my job is an active job being the Ski coach here at NMU. I am on my feet most of the fall and winter, testing skis and standing for hours on end at the wax table. Before my hip resurfacing it was difficult to … Read the rest
November 20, 2008
7 Hours post-op.
Per my Doc, it was a text book BHR. I did the spinal thing, and am glad I did. I remember waking up after a general feeling like I was run over by a truck. The only part that was uncomfortable was the spinal wearing off. But on a scale of 1 to 10, I’d make that a 2.
I was standing after 4 hours doing my first PT. And just a few minutes ago walked (with walker) to the bathroom.
I am on percocet and feeling pretty good. Actually, after eash episode of … Read the rest
I’m at 3 weeks to the day and my current situation is not much
different than it was 1 week post op. I was in the Hospital a total
of 24 hours. I was off pain killers after 5 days and off ibuprofen
after one week (Therefore I began driving and running errands around
town). I did very little icing (very little swelling …. only on
the incision). After one week I walked two blocks to the coffee shop
in the snow (Minneapolis). I’m either on one crutch or a cane. I’m
self employed so I don’t have to leave … Read the rest
I am an emergency physician who retired at the end of 2013 at age 65. Nine months later I ran into one of life’s speedbumps when my R hip became very uncomfortable with modest activity. An x-ray demonstrated bone-on-bone degenerative arthritis with a femoral neck cam. I underwent resurfacing with the BHR by Dr David Palmer at Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater, MN on Feb 18, 2015. This site played a large part in helping me decide which course to take and I appreciate the effort and many contributions made to create such a site.
I’m at the upper … Read the rest
March 13, 2011 About six years ago, I slipped on some ice on our concrete steps of our old house. My feet went out from under me and I fell with all of my weight right on to the greater trochanter of the femur of my left hip. It jammed the joint so hard I had to lay there for awhile as tears rolled down my cheeks. That was the beginning of the end of an otherwise good hip.
If that wasn’t enough… I did the same thing again later on and managed to fall on that same hip in … Read the rest