- Andrew’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Palmer of Minnesota 2010
- 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
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 of now I go to the gym and do upper body and ride bike, and try to incorporate my PT exercises and stretching in whenever I can. I’m back to playing golf, but I have to use a cart because I still have a bad limp. I can ride bike … 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 even tie my ski boots and get in and out of ski bindings. I feel almost reborn, tying shoes and getting in and out of bindings is now longer an issue, I’m only 7 weeks post op and getting on my road bike and biking feels awesome! I feel so … 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 standing an moving the ache is reduced. The hardest so far is lifting that operated leg. Whowa! Need help with that.
So, after much anxiety about doing this (almost chickened out a couple of times), I feel really luck that things are going so well. I just hope it continues … 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 the house or maintain a 8
hour/day job. My sleeping is only descent, because I like to sleep
on my side which creates some discomfort. The only issue I’ve had
since one week is the same one I have now. My hip is uncomfortable
when sitting on a chair without … 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 age end for BHR. I also consulted about a standard hip arthroplasty and it does look like a 15 year life expectancy for the high density cross-linked polyethylene cup liners was reasonable. I was swayed to the BHR by several other factors. I like to hike, backpack, and wilderness canoe–one … 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 various ways about six more times. As time went on, my hip became very painful and I slowly lost most of the ranges of motion. That also caused the muscles to become weakened. I did a lot of sitting and slowly but surely stopped most activities. No walking, lawn mowing, … Read the rest