- 4 Year Update Boomer’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Rector 2011
- Alan’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Rector 2009
- Anders Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Rector 2010
- Anna Groth’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Rector 2008
- Beth B’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Rector 2008
- Bill D’s Hip Resurfacing Dr. Rector 2011
- Bob Cranny’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Rector 2010
- Boomer’s 4 Year Update with Dr. Rector 2011
- Boomer’s Bilater HR with Dr. Rector 2011 Update
- Boomer’s hip resurfacing with Dr. Rector 2011
- Carolyn’s Hip Resurfacing Dr. Rector 2009
- Chip Smith’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Rector 2008-2009
- Clayton’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Rector 2010
- Craig’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Rector 2011
- Creigh J’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Rector 2009
- D Atkins Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Rector 2008
- David H’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Rector 2006
- David Klibbe’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Rector 2012
- Dr. Kenneth Wolf’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Rector 2013
October 1, 2016 Update Last Saturday I was able to climb to the summit of Mt Elbert, the highest peak in Colorado at 14,439 feet. I have been working up to this challenge for about a year, but had failed in my two previous attempts. The ascent and descent took almost eight hours. I’m pretty slow. I still find it hard to believe that at 62 years old, my Birmingham Hips were able to get me to the summit. It was a remarkable surprise. I think this means that my long recovery is finally complete.
It is very inspiring reading about all the cool things we Hippys are doing. Not surprising, considering what we were doing before our hips wore out.
Thanks to Pat for hosting this site and for the Hippy community for all the good vibes through the years.
Live strong – Boomer… Read the rest
At the anniversary checkup for my BHR surgery I mentioned that I was planning on doing the Triple Bypass bike ride this year.
Throughout the many miles of training leading up to the ride, and during the ride itself, I didn’t have a single problem with my new hip. I couldn’t be more pleased with how things have turned out.
I’m feeling so well that I am also planning to do the Buffalo Classic Epic 110 again this September. I can’t thank you enough for all you have done to help me achieve my goal of completing the Triple Bypass (not to mention being able to walk pain-free again).
Steve Zanowick… Read the rest
Thank you for the great surgical care I received last February.
As a result, I was able to hunt up and down the mountains of New Mexico without any problems. The picture is of an elk my son killed with his bow and I helped pack out up the mountain.
A doctor hunting with us commented that I was definitely fully recovered since I was able to backpack the elk up the mountain. Thanks again for the great care.
At 65 years of age my arthritic hip had taken its toll on my overall health. I lived with pain and a pronounced limp. I could no longer ride a bike, play racquetball, sleep through the night, drive a car for more than 15 minutes or even put on my shoes let alone trim my toenails without severe pain. I had been a runner for years and still clung to the discipline despite the pain. In training for the Horsetooth Half Marathon in April of 2012 I had developed severe pain in my right hip only to find out after the race that I had a hairline fracture of the hip from the impact of bone on bone. My orthopedic physician, Dr. Steven Yemm, recommended hip replacement surgery and referred me to Dr. Rector. Dr. Yemm had had the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) … Read the rest
After a lifetime of almost unlimited activity that included pretty much every ball sport, backpacking, skiing, long distance running and cycling, increasing pain and limited range of motion started to have a major impact on my life. I began dropping one activity after another as my aching hips deteriorated. Toward the end, I limped constantly and I was having difficulty getting on and off of my bicycle. I was 58 years old when I received the news from my orthopedic surgeon that I needed two new hips. I was shocked and completely demoralized by this revelation, and terrified about the medical procedures I knew awaited me. I wasn’t sure I was up to the challenge. It was perhaps the lowest point of my life. Fortunately, I sought out Dr. Rector for a second opinion.
Dr. Rector confirmed the original diagnosis, but he also carefully explained how hip resurfacing … Read the rest
I had a (Birmingham) hip replacement in January 2013, and now, four months later, I am playing high intensity singles tennis—without pain or physical restriction. I feel very lucky, and I give credit to Dr. Rector and his assistant Stacey for the successful surgery and professional treatment. My recovery was smooth, with little pain (thanks in part to the pain killers the first two weeks). I had two weeks of in-home physical therapy, and two weeks after that I was walking and riding a stationary bicycle. I progressed to outdoor bicycle riding after the first two months and then to some light tennis. And today, four months later, I have no restrictions or limitations.
I should mention that I had a (Birmingham) replacement on the other side two years ago when I turned 60, with similar results and no pain or restrictions two years later. I have the highest regard … Read the rest
On December 21, 2012 I had a Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) done on my left hip. I am 56 and have been very physically active all my life. Unfortunately, this has resulted in my eight prior shoulder surgeries and three knee arthroscopies. Needless to say, I have had extensive experiences with orthopedic surgeons, anesthesiologists, physician assistants, and hospitals. In short, my experience with Dr. Rector, Matt Schneider, PA, and Stacy Tomko, Surgical Assistant has raised the bar for excellence compared to all my prior surgeries. I am so appreciative of Dr. Rector’s reassuring bedside manner, surgical skills, and investment in the outcome of my recent BHR procedure.
As mentioned, Dr. Rector did a BHR on my left hip 12/21/2012. All aspects of my surgery (ie. preop; anesthesia; post-op; hospital stay) were smooth and without problems. I would like to mention that my two night/three day stay in the Boulder Community … Read the rest
As a 57 year old retired CEO with over thirty years of experience in the medical device industry, I have been in hospitals and ICUs around the world. My experience with Dr. Rector, his staff, and the entire team at Boulder Community Hospital (BCH) can only be described as exemplary. After doing my research online for alternatives to a total hip replacement (whose post implant long term activity restrictions were unacceptable for my lifestyle); I found the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) procedure, and that Dr. James Rector of Boulder was one of the top BHR surgeons in the country. I should have known that my experience with Dr. Rector was going to be special when after leaving a request on his web site for a consultation I got a call from him that evening answering any questions I had about the procedure and giving me a number to call for … Read the rest
I could not be happier with the miracle of Dr. Rector and my Birmingham Hip Resurfacing! My remade hip has allowed me to get back to my passions – the activities that I love – that were becoming very difficult to nearly impossible before the surgery. I went into surgery with Dr. Rector on October 15, 2010, at 52 years old, to receive a Birmingham Hip Resurfacing on my left hip. I had been in a slow, spiraling descent into loss-of-motion, gimping and pain over the period of about 8 years. It culminated in not being able to sleep at night, 10-12 pain relievers a day, and, most importantly for me, my having to bag out on the activities I love. This was an unacceptable situation for me and time to see Dr. Rector.
I was comfortable with Dr. Rector from the first time I met him. He has a … Read the rest
At 45-years-old I had found that an old soccer injury and a bike crash left me with severe hip pain. I was having significant pain with running and even noticed difficulty walking longer than one mile. Running was so painful that my participation in triathlons and local running events was becoming obsolete. After a painful ironman triathlon experience I finally decided to visit Dr. Rector and his staff to consider Birmingham Hip Resurfacing. Two years after surgery, I am glad to say that having the surgery was the best decision I could have made. I am currently participating in triathlon competitions (including ironman), I hiked 48 miles through the Grand Canyon and I am actively competing in local running events – all without pain.
Dr. Rector and his staff are clearly the top hip specialists in the country and their professional approach to … Read the rest
“From 3 Hipster Cycling Alumni” – Three of Dr. Rector’s hip resurfacing graduates — cycling enthusiasts all — got together to send him a holiday card, complete with Santa hats and surgical evidence. The happy threesome are (left to right):
Kevin McDowell, Rich Noble and Irene Takahashi