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obxpelican

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4 Year outcome of Dr. Gross
« on: August 03, 2012, 03:47:34 PM »
Well, it's 3 days early but I figured I better post this before I forget.

I had my right hip resurfaced August 6th 2008 by Dr. Gross in Columbia SC.

So far so good, my resurfaced hip is much better than any other joint in my body, I am still noticing improvement even 4 years out with more ease in doing things that require ROM.

The only thing recently that I noticed different about my resurfaced hip is that the other day I was out golfing I did not take any water with me and I got a bit dehydrated, I noticed some creeking in my hip, at the turn I drank two large bottles of water and the rest of the day my hip was perfect.  That's the first time I've had to deal with a dry socket, I had no pain with hit but it felt like a two rusty parts rubbing together.

I am still VERY pleased with my outcome, pre-op I could not walk more than 50-75 yards without sitting to ease the pain, I wish all my other joints felt the way my operated hip feels.

At this point I am becoming very very optimistic that I will take my implant to the grave, even 4 years ago Dr. Gross was pretty optimistic about the possiblity of that.  I'm glad I took the chance at uncemented, I now believe in this device more than ever.


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Re: 4 Year outcome of Dr. Gross
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2012, 04:32:58 PM »
That's great to hear, Chuck.   I'm a mere rookie, at eight months, with these new hips.  It's good to hear from the veterans.  I've been talking to a guy at the pool who has a uncemented metal on metal THR.  He told me tat it was totally experimental when he got it.  They did it because he was only 26 years old, 30 years ago!
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Re: 4 Year outcome of Dr. Gross
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2012, 01:33:28 AM »
Happy Birthday to your 4 year old Biomet!  How time flies!  Good Luck and thanks for letting everyone know how well you are doing.

Good Luck.  I hope you have many, many more Biomet Birthdays!

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Re: 4 Year outcome of Dr. Gross
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2012, 12:17:57 PM »
Congrats Chuck! I hope that you and all of us have many many more hippy years ahead!
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Re: 4 Year outcome of Dr. Gross
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2012, 12:49:29 PM »
Happy 4th birthday for your Biometric.  This is truly one birthday that gets better with age.
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Re: 4 Year outcome of Dr. Gross
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2012, 02:27:36 PM »
Chuck, congrats - always good to hear the stories from people ahead of me.
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

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Re: 4 Year outcome of Dr. Gross
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2012, 02:36:15 PM »
Hi Chuck! So excited that you're doing well. Thank you so much for letting us all know! Gives us hope for a similar outcome! Here's to many more years!  Lu
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Re: 4 Year outcome of Dr. Gross
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2012, 02:41:03 PM »
Great news!
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Re: 4 Year outcome of Dr. Gross
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2012, 03:48:27 PM »
High five, obxpelican.
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Re: 4 Year outcome of Dr. Gross
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2012, 05:08:16 PM »
Thanks for all the kind replies and thanks for being such an easy group, the support that you guys give each other is the reason this forum exists.  You guys are all awesome.



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Re: 4 Year outcome of Dr. Gross
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2012, 09:15:09 PM »
Congrats Oxy. Looking forward to you checking in on your 40th anniversary.  ;D
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Re: 4 Year outcome of Dr. Gross
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2012, 10:53:46 PM »
So glad to read this as I am a Gross Hippy too.  Hoping for many, many more years for you on your hip!
Right hip resurfacing with Dr. Gross on 12/5/11!

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Re: 4 Year outcome of Dr. Gross
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2012, 01:43:44 AM »
Congratulations, Chuck!  I am not far behind you; I am at 3 1/2 years and doing fine, thanks to Dr. Gross and his fine staff.
Right Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross February 2009

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Re: 4 Year outcome of Dr. Gross
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2012, 05:21:04 AM »
Happy 4th!! Great news for you and thanks so much for sharing!!
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Re: 4 Year outcome of Dr. Gross
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2012, 04:29:21 PM »
Happy Hippy 4th birthday. Hope mine heals and does as well as you.
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Re: 4 Year outcome of Dr. Gross
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2012, 01:23:36 AM »
That's great news. I hope u have a happy, healthy life with your  hr. That is reassuring, I'm having surgery with Dr. Gross at the end of the month. It was nice of you to share that.
Take Care!  lyn

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Re: 4 Year outcome of Dr. Gross
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2012, 02:16:07 PM »
That's great news. I hope u have a happy, healthy life with your  hr. That is reassuring, I'm having surgery with Dr. Gross at the end of the month. It was nice of you to share that.
Take Care!  lyn

That's right lyn! How are you doing?
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Re: 4 Year outcome of Dr. Gross
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2012, 01:51:49 AM »
Im doing ok. Thanks for asking. Trying to get in shape for surgery. And trying to not freakout as surgery time gets closer. You sound like u r doing well. lyn


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Re: 4 Year outcome of Dr. Gross
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2012, 05:00:16 PM »
Congrats!  I'm almost to the 1.5 year mark.....

Let's hope we all take our cement less HR to the grave... A LONG time from now... I'm hoping to get decades from this thing !!
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Re: 4 Year outcome of Dr. Gross
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2012, 06:30:27 PM »
I'm doing really well, lyn - hoping the same for you. Don't freak out, it goes so quickly that you're on the other side before you know it.
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

 

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