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Resurfaced Life thanks to Dr. Kusuma
« on: June 18, 2013, 11:55:54 AM »
As a gunshot survivor, I suffered from partial paralysis that led to the eventual degradation of my right hip. At age 16, I had a major hip reconstruction that left my right foot mostly paralyzed -- this was a very sad and unexpected outcome from what I thought would be my "saving grace." Unfortunately, Hip Resurfacing was not a known or popular option 22 years ago.

I was lucky to come in contact with the surgeon, Sharat Kusuma, through a family member. He welcomed my condition with open arms and strongly suggested the hip resurfacing procedure. At that time I was in immense pain in my lower back and neck, and was also desperately hoping for something to help with strength and my walking gate.
I decided to go for it!

It is now 14 months after the surgery and I am extremely happy with the results.
My lower back pain is mostly gone, through the surgery and PT I walk with much greater confidence, and I feel as though my physical and mental future is much brighter.

I highly suggest this surgery to anyone!


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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2013, 02:39:59 PM »
Wow Chris, that's a story! It sounds like you have been through a lot. I'm glad its all going well for you now and thanks for your positive story. It gives us 'hippies to be' a bit of hope!  ;D
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2013, 02:42:19 PM »

Thank You for sharing your story.  It is an inspiration to anyone with difficult hip problems.

I am so happy you found Dr. Kusuma and have had such a great outcome.

Good Luck with your hip resurfacing and your new, active life style.

Give us an update sometime as you continue to enjoy that new hip resurfacing.

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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2013, 03:48:14 PM »
Great post Chris.

Sorry that you suffered for many years.

Dr Kusuma is very special.

Best wishes for a healthy future.
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2013, 10:58:14 PM »
Great story, Chris - love the results, hope you keep improving.
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2013, 08:06:10 AM »
Inspirational Indeed - thanks for sharing
Makes my small journey seem so so small - Elated for you that after 14 months you have found much more comfort. Mobility is a wonderful thing that we take for granted
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London Ontario Canada
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