- Al’s hip resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2008
- Barista’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2012
- Bob Burnell’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2006-2015
- Bryn’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2011
- Buddy’s bilateral hip resurfacing Dr. Pritchett 2008
- Cat Friend’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2016
- Dave’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2015
- David Hodges Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2008
- Derek’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2017
- Don’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2006
- Dr. Dee’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2017
- Dr. Frederick Buechel, Sr. Bilaterall Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2015
- Dr. Pritchett Discusses Hip Resurfacing with Orlando Williams 2017
- Dr. Pritchett Hip Resurfacing Stories
- Erik Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2010
- Evan’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2014
- Floyd Landis Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2006 Update
- Glenn’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2017
- Greig’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2008
- J E Macpherson’s Hip
Dr. Dee Alaska Vet from the television show on Animal Planet received a polyethylene hip resurfacing procedure from Dr. Pritchett and returned to her very active Animal Medicine and Surgery Practice… Read the rest
March 16, 2017
I am a 61 y.o. woman with “bone on bone” osteoarthritis of my left hip and a chronically low white blood cell count. My recent research indicates that metal-on-metal resurfacing (like with BHR and Biomet devices) poses additional risks for folks with autoimmune disorders like me. So, I am considering meeting with Dr. Pritchett to discuss the suitability of the Synovo ceramic coated device.
April 28, 2017
I am one very happy patient. Dr Pritchett instilled confidence every step of the way and I found him to be warm and caring. Swedish Institute, where he operates, is a very impressive facility with really good nurses and other staff. The same day and next day post-op PT and OT provided at Swedish was very helpful in regaining function in my left leg (following left hip resurfacing). At this point, I can walk shorter distances unassisted and the swelling … Read the rest
June 24, 2017
I am 4 days LBHR/Pritchett post-op and doing well. I have and am continuing to document my story here. Other’s stories helped me so much pre-surgery, I am hoping to pay it forward. Feel free to contact me directly if you have anything you want to discuss about HR, surgery, travel for surgery, etc.
April 29, 2017
I have had a bad left hip for almost four years now. I went in for knee pain, and low and behold, I was told it was my hip causing the knee pain. I used to play lacrosse and basketball and run. That all ended about 4 years ago. I was still able to do the treadmill till my right hip started to go as well.
Here is the short version. I almost had a full hip replacement put in January of this year, but 4 days prior to them cutting me, a second meeting with my surgeon revealed that he too thought I should get my hip resurfaced. He did not do such a procedure, but encouraged me to investigate it. But the soft sell was still on to get the full hip procedure done. I ended up cancelling the full hip procedure.
I found that … Read the rest
My name is Don Kirk and I live in Fairbanks, Alaska. Last fall I discovered that my right hip would need replacing. I had received an injury to this leg when 5 years old and the doctors used a 4″ long plate to rejoin my femur. After 55 years this plate was overgrown with bone. My local doctor was hot to give me a THR but didn’t want to deal with removing the prior implant that would be in the way of the femoral stem of a THR. I went to Seattle to see a specialist at the U of Washington, but he didn’t want to deal with the implant either. I checked the web on implant removal and found next to nothing, it was during these web searches that I discovered hip resurfacing. Neither doctor even mentioned this to me as an alternative treatment, which disgusted me. When I … Read the rest
BHR Hip Resurfacing with Dr. James Pritchett
I am submitting this journal for those who are contemplating hip resurfacing with Dr. James Pritchett at Swedish Orthopedic Institute in Seattle, WA. I am a 43 yr old male who has been very active all my life. Up until one year ago I was running 5k road races competitively and playing basketball at least three times a week. I have always enjoyed tennis and biking as well. In the summer of 2007 I started to notice left hip soreness/stiffness would occur after these activities and eventually found that I could not participate in such things without increasingly more acute pain. For a year I had walked with a limp. About 10 months ago I went to see a Sports medicine doctor in Seattle to see what was going on. He took X-rays and upon viewing them, he informed me that I had … Read the rest
February 08, 2008
I just got home from my surgery. I was under general anesthesia because he could find the “spot” (apparently spinals are very tactile) for a spinal.
Day one was pretty rough for my first round of physical therapy I could just barely sit up on the edge of the bed. For my second session on Day one I used a walker and sat in a chair for awhile. I did not see how I would be able to check out on Friday.
On day two I switched to crutches and we walked around for awhile.
Today (day three) I was able to walk around pretty well with crutches and we praticed on stairs. I bought a raised toilet seat, grabber, sock aid and a long shoe horn. I had to the grabber and shoe horn to dress myself. I could even take a few steps without crutches.… Read the rest
This is my journal about my hip resurfacing decision, surgery & recovery. I hope it will be useful to other people making decisions about surgery for their hips.
Top Things Needed When Home from Surgery
December 31, 2005
It’s the last day of December, and I’m finalizing those final details for surgery. Last night I picked up a couple of those essentials I never thought I’d get, even at 80. Yep, a walker and a cane. At 36. I ran six half marathons this year and took part in two triathlons. Now a walker?
I can’t help but feeling blessed with my circumstances as my surgery comes up