There are currently two basic surgery options available for hip replacement – Hip Resurfacing or Total Hip Replacement. Hip Resurfacing is bone conserving and allows a patient to return to an active life with no restrictions. Hip Resurfacing is often used for young male athletes who want to return to the sports they love.
A total hip replacement, THR, has been the gold standard for many years. THR is major surgery that can result in a long post-op recovery and often limits your activities depending on the type of hip device that is used.
Joe’s Original Story https://surfacehippy.info/joe-s-bilateral-hip-resurfacing-with-dr-gross-2016/
December 18, 2020
Very happy to reach my 8th anniversary.
8 years ago, on the day before the operation, I remember feeling like a broken 50 year old man – quite unable to walk from the hospital entrance to my hospital room without using the corridor hand rail to support me.
Thanks to the incredible brilliance of my surgeon Ronan Treacy I feel very lucky that he was able to fix me.
I really enjoy my cycling, my hiking, and my swimming. However, I am one of the small percentage of patients who was unable to return to regular distance running, so @400 metres is about my limit on a good day.
Posted June 21, 2020… Read the rest
What a difference a year makes! Just got off the ice playing pond hockey in the neighborhood with another Dr. Gross patient (10 years ago he had a hip resurfacing) , one of the many reasons I chose to go to SC to have a resurfacing done. Tom told me about this website, and the rest is history. Back to the pond hockey, most importantly I scored 5 goals today. No one really cares, but it was bitter sweet to me. Last year Tom visited me after my surgery at my home in Freeport after playing pond hockey. I had just returned home from SC after the 2 surgeries and could not envision that I would be playing pond hockey with him in a year. … Read the rest
I thought this might help others trying to get insurance approval for out of state hip resurfacing. This was written by Dr. Gross on 20/29/2020.
Wording of Remote Consultation which was submitted to my Insurer by Dr Gross’ office. This was the only attachment to an intake form for the Authorization application.
Chief Complaint: Right hip pain.
HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESS: Mr. Daniel Hahn is a 56-year old man who is consulting me regarding right hip pain. He has had longstanding problems with the right hip for over 7 years which has gotten progressively worse. He has difficulty walking and going up stairs. He has difficulty getting up from a seated position to a standing position. Any weight bearing is painful. He has no significant
Rdays Original Story – https://surfacehippy.info/rdays-hip-resurfacing-with-dr-schemitsch-2020/
I had my right hip resurfaced in January 2020 at University Hospital in London, ON. Here is a link to my story…
I had a follow-up by phone with Dr. Schemitsch this morning. Late in 2020, I had X-rays taken at my local hospital (Chatham, ON) and sent to Dr. Schemitsch. He said that the X-ray looked perfect, which was no surprise given my experience since surgery. After my 12 week restrictive period ended in mid-March 2020, I began to be more aggressive about exercising. I walked several km almost daily, used the elliptical machine at home regularly, and began playing golf as soon as the course opened in mid-May. Walking 18 holes was never a problem, and I … Read the rest
Greetings to Surface Hippies and soon to be Surface Hippies!
Today marks the 10 year anniversary of my bi-lateral hip resurfacing surgery. January 10 and 12, 2011. My resurfaced hips are doing very well and they allow me to be very active and live a healthy life. I am an avid hiker and backpacker even at 65 years old.
I am forever grateful for this amazing procedure and technology. It’s still hard to believe I have metal in my hips because I don’t feel it or have any limitations.
Dr. Gross bilateral, Uncemented Biomet Hip Resurfacing devices, January 10 & 12, 2011, Columbia S.C.… Read the rest
Blink’s Original Story Here https://surfacehippy.info/blinky-s-bilateral-hip-resurfacing-with-dr-gross/
With all the distractions this year, pandemic and elections, I almost forgot. This is my five year anniversary for getting two new hips courtesy of Dr. Gross. The short version is I feel great. The longer version is below.
I planned to run five half marathons and get back into long course triathlons this year. A year ago, I felt terrific. Swimming and running well, cycling okay, doing fitness classes with the young people. Then BAM Covid hit. I was able to run three of those halfs, then everything stopped. Our pool shut down for a few months. No gym, some online gym classes. No bike parts to be had. So…I did GVRAT (Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee) and a … Read the rest