December 8, 2016 Update
I have been away from the site for 5 plus years… It’s like I never left…
Then the resistance to HR was very evident by the THR community.
I had had a very bad bone on bone for years, my wife of 50+ years (great years) was in chemo for lymphoma.. when she passed.. I went 2200 miles west to Dr Amstutz.
I was 77. Dr A thought the hip was a mess BUT he agreed to do the Resurf.
Now at 82, I do anything I want, climb ladders, crawl in a trawler bilge, am building a motorhome..etc etc.
I have a few local people I know with bad experiences with THR’s…revisions, pain etc.
Soooo I would not do a THR but I am but 1 voice.. in the end it’s your body.
If I had any advice -Get experience, not someone refusing the tough cases(“we don’t do anyone over 62”) the good guys are not trying to run up the score with the easy cases!!!
I live in SC and had to go to LA to get past the age barrier…