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What is the size of your incision after your hip resurfacing?

4"
49 (12.2%)
6"
73 (18.2%)
8"
122 (30.4%)
10"
68 (17%)
11"
20 (5%)
12"
33 (8.2%)
5"
9 (2.2%)
7"
18 (4.5%)
9"
9 (2.2%)

Total Members Voted: 399

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jcalvert

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Re: Poll - your incision size after surgery
« Reply #40 on: January 10, 2009, 10:03:35 PM »
HI Pat,

Mine is 14".  47 y.o. hockey player's butt and thighs.

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Re: Poll - your incision size after surgery
« Reply #41 on: January 10, 2009, 11:13:57 PM »
5 1/2 inches from stem to stern.


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Re: Poll - Size of Your Incision After Surgery
« Reply #42 on: February 18, 2009, 07:55:04 PM »
I am 14 days post-op and just measured them each at 4".   The method Dr. Gross uses does not have any staples or stitches to be removed which is nice.  Now I have 4" parentheses (   ).   
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Re: Poll - Size of Your Incision After Surgery
« Reply #43 on: February 19, 2009, 12:55:18 AM »
Hi Landaq007 ...wow you are a bilateral!

Awesome.....it takes a special kind of person to be able to do both hips at the same time  ;)

As for scar...I should have had a 4 inch, but because I have a scar starting at the top of the leg (starting on the side) all the way down about a couple of inches before hitting the knee area (from previous 3 surgeries), Dr. Gross didn't want to give me a new scar that was offset from the old one. So he continued the cut from the top of my scar and then curved it like normal near the tushie area. So I probably have all of you beat  ;)    ;)

(And while he was at it, he revised my old scar to make it thinner and cleaner....he said he only offers that to the ladies) ;)

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Re: Poll - Size of Your Incision After Surgery
« Reply #44 on: March 03, 2009, 07:01:20 PM »
Hi Landaq007 ...wow you are a bilateral!

Awesome.....it takes a special kind of person to be able to do both hips at the same time  ;)

As for scar...I should have had a 4 inch, but because I have a scar starting at the top of the leg (starting on the side) all the way down about a couple of inches before hitting the knee area (from previous 3 surgeries), Dr. Gross didn't want to give me a new scar that was offset from the old one. So he continued the cut from the top of my scar and then curved it like normal near the tushie area. So I probably have all of you beat  ;)    ;)

(And while he was at it, he revised my old scar to make it thinner and cleaner....he said he only offers that to the ladies) ;)

Karen
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Thanks Karen!  I feel like I am special - specially crazy sometimes, however I was thinking the bilateral was going to be a lot more difficult than it has proven to be.  I was preparing myself for a lot longer recovery and have been very surprised with the fast recovery.

 .. .. And the scars (27 days post op) are about fully healed for the most part - most of the scabs are gone and the scars are pretty thin now that the puffiness about gone.  I have put on Neosporin after each shower and I think that has helped them heal up smoothly.   
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Re: Poll - Size of Your Incision After Surgery
« Reply #45 on: March 18, 2009, 10:22:34 PM »
Mine is 4" with Dr. Gross's minimum invasive surgery technique.
Alan/Denver, CO
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Re: Poll - Size of Your Incision After Surgery
« Reply #46 on: June 01, 2009, 07:49:12 PM »
 ;D Hi rick here 6days post op feeling good  i am 5f 9 in 325lbs had a resurfacing and my incision is 9in still trying to master exercice and my walker but feeling great    thanks rick

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Re: Poll - Size of Your Incision After Surgery
« Reply #47 on: July 18, 2009, 02:23:13 AM »
Just a little over 7 inches, 2 months post op tomorrow and feeling great ! :)

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Re: Poll - Size of Your Incision After Surgery
« Reply #48 on: July 23, 2009, 02:46:22 AM »
One is 6" and one is 7".  Ted Roberts Bi-Lat  Dr. Nelson
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Re: Poll - Size of Your Incision After Surgery
« Reply #49 on: November 16, 2010, 01:20:11 AM »
My incision is about 5 inches.  I voted 4 inches because there was no 5" option.
Renee

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Re: Poll - Size of Your Incision After Surgery
« Reply #50 on: November 16, 2010, 03:08:43 PM »
Hi

I added 5" and you can change your vote.   ;D

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Re: Poll - Size of Your Incision After Surgery
« Reply #51 on: November 16, 2010, 10:21:52 PM »
Thanks, Pat! :D
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Re: Poll - Size of Your Incision After Surgery
« Reply #52 on: April 16, 2011, 04:31:04 PM »
6", glued and looking good.
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Re: Poll - Size of Your Incision After Surgery
« Reply #53 on: April 21, 2011, 09:51:18 PM »
Hello all...

My incision is just over 7 inches.  I have the Adept device by Finsbury installed by Dr. John Antoniou in Montreal, Canada on March 11, 2011.
Glenn - LHR 11/03/11 - Adept - Doctor John Antoniou, Montreal, Canada

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Re: Poll - Size of Your Incision After Surgery
« Reply #54 on: October 16, 2011, 08:42:38 AM »
The scar probably does not matter much if the result is good.  I wonder if there is a difference with the type of procedure.

Do you have a poll that distinguishes if it is a trochanteric flip, a posterior, or anterior approach in surgery?

I had trochanteric flip (also extended recovery time) and I have a 10 inch scar.  I thought it was 13 so i incorrectly entered 12 on your other survey.

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Re: Poll - Size of Your Incision After Surgery
« Reply #55 on: October 16, 2011, 02:34:16 PM »
Hi

No there is not a category for which type of surgery you had.  There are only a few folks having the trochanteric flip, so I would not have a category for that. 

I have been reading and learning about hip resurfacing since 2005.  I had my BHR in 2006 and can hardly ever remember people having this type of surgical approach.  As I have been told, it is a rather old fashioned approach which very, very few surgeons using it.  I am glad it worked well for you, but I don't want the new people to think it is something new.  Almost all hip resurfacing surgery is done with the posterior approach.  I know a handful of surgeons that are doing resurfacing with the anterior approach like Dr. Matta in CA and Dr. Kreutzer in TX.  I have met them and listened to their presentations at the lastest hip resurfacing course in Baltimore in August.  Some use a special table while others don't.  There is always a lot of discussion between the few that use it and the majority that use the posterior approach.  The discussion always ends up that each surgeon should use the approach that they are most comfortable with Several surgeons gave presentations that they did start to use the anterior approach and it took them a long time to learn to do it.  They told how they sweated and how diffiuclt it was to learn, but once they had learned, they prefered it.  So some surgeons use the anterior approach, but they are in the minority. The majority still use the posterior approach since it gives excellent results and has an excellent retention rate.

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Re: Poll - Size of Your Incision After Surgery
« Reply #56 on: October 16, 2011, 03:53:53 PM »
8 inches. Very dramatic. It's healing nicely and I suppose if I were still dancing on table tops for a living I'd have it made more gorgeous by plastic surgery...but alas my current days are spent researching,writing, and working at a desk.  ;D

I do wonder what people who are models etc. do when they acquire scars like these?
Luanna
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Re: Poll - Size of Your Incision After Surgery
« Reply #57 on: October 16, 2011, 11:36:49 PM »
My scar/incision was 5 inches.  Don't really worry too much about it, heck, even I don't want to see my fanny anymore!! 
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Re: Poll - Size of Your Incision After Surgery
« Reply #58 on: October 17, 2011, 12:52:49 AM »
My right hip is 4" and my left is 5".  I vote 4" since I can't vote twice.

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Re: Poll - Size of Your Incision After Surgery
« Reply #59 on: October 30, 2011, 02:35:34 PM »
Both of mine are 4".
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