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I suppose this is just a shot in the dark, but I am looking for some feedback from anyone who has had a hip resurfacing done at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, WI.  Who was your surgeon and what was the outcome?  I am facing a double hip replacement(resurfacing).  I am totally leaning toward the resurfacing though.  Our insurance doesn't offer much of a choice in doctors when it comes to resurfacing.  There is one doctor that has done quite a few, I believe over 200 is what his nurse said; and another that has done 16.  I would certainly appreciate any response to this posting.  Thanks very much. :)

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Dr. Rogerson, in Madision, is one of the more experienced BHR surgeons in the US.  Only one other US doctor has done more BHRs and that would be Dr. Clarke.

I have quite a few Dr. Rogerson stories listed on my website http://www.surfacehippy.info/hipstories.php#Dr.%20Rogerson  and a doctor interview from him  http://www.surfacehippy.info/doctorinterviews/rogersoninterview.php

If you are willing to travel a bit further, there are other hip resurfacing surgeons in the US with much more experience - like Dr. Gross at 1300, etc.  Check out my list of experienced doctors  http://www.surfacehippy.info/listofdoctors.php

I definitely would choose a doctor that's done 250 compared to a doctor that has done 16.  Not that the 16 resurf doctor might not be good, but the steep learning curve studies show the problems normally happen early in a doctors experience. So if you don't want to be the 4 out of 100 that will have problems, stick with the experienced doctors.  http://www.surfacehippy.info/vmbhrhistoryinfo.php

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I had right BHR in Madison at Meriter Hospital on 2/14/08 with Dr. Rogerson.  I am 6 weeks post surgery tomorrow.  I travelled from Montana to do this and would do it again in a heartbeat.  I wanted to go with experience and I'm so glad that I did.  The entire process was seamless and I cannot believe what an easy recovery I've had.  I am walking with no assistance, can do an hour on the elliptical trainer (something that I hadn't been able to do for years) and feel like a new woman.  (I'm 46 and had bone on bone OA).  You can get to Dr. Rogerson's website and Meriter Hospital from this website. 

Please let me know if have any questions.  I also created a blog about my experience, if you are interested I'll give you the site.

Good luck to you!
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Hi Denise,

I would like your web site info, thank you.  Right now, my insurance will not cover Dr. Rogerson.  I really don't think I can take the pain long enough to wait another 8 months!  The doc I'm seeing (which will be tomorrow for the first time), has done 90 resurfacings. (I thought it was many more, but I was wrong.)  But he has done a fellowship in Cleveland on hips and that does make me feel more confident.  He does not do an anterior approach but the anterolateral approach.  Anyway, I would like to check out your web site. 

Thanks so much,



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Hi there,
My blog is at http://denisegmalloy.blogspot.com.  You can let me know if you have any questions, I'm happy to let you know about my experience.  I am sooo glad I did this and sorry that waited so long. 

Dr. Rogerson did not to the anterior approach either.  But as far as the scar goes, it is about 10ish inches long but very thin. I think it will fade well.

Good luck and keep me posted!
RBHR 2/14/08 Dr. Rogerson


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