I am a physical therapist from Lake
Placid, NY. I had an insidious onset of right hip pain
approximately three years ago which gradually but
progressively intensified. X-rays revealed extensive
(bilateral DJD), and my local orthopod was all set to give
me a total hip replacement. I did an extensive amount
of research, and came across the resurfacing technique.
Intuitively it just made sense to preserve as much
natural bone as possible, so I consulted with Dr
Michael Clarke in Syracuse, NY. I had surgery on
2/28/07, and I am scheduled to have the L one done on
4/30/08. I had an excellent outcome on my R side, and
experienced a significant improvement in pain and
function. This past year I’ve been able to return to
cycling (road and mountain), hiking, fishing, hunting,
alpine and nordic skiing, and weight training… all
with no pain. I am confident the L side will go as well.
I would be happy to answer any questions
anyone might have about the surgery, rehab, etc.
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