I am just over one year removed from right hip resurfacing surgery (BHR) performed by Dr. Anton Plakseychuk at UPMC Magee in Pittsburgh, PA. I have been hesitant to report, because it has only been a year, but the results have been so dramatic, that I feel the need to let others know, that at least some of us have been able to return to an active lifestyle and in my case, perhaps better than I was before.
I chose the BHR over THR because I am a recreational runner and this was my best (or only) option to get back to running. I had run 8 marathons in the 4 years prior to my last one (Boston, April 2014). For a few years, I noticed various issues with my right leg (ironically, none of them were hip pain), which while not causing pain while running, did give me significant … Read the rest