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5 year HR Anniversary with Dr. Gross 2011
« on: February 16, 2016, 09:40:34 PM »
Just hit me that today marks five years with my resurfaced hip.

The results have been nothing short of spectacular.  Thanks to Pat for hosting this board and the others that chime in with support and feedback as others consider resurfacing or are on the recovery path.

The psychological benefits of being pain free are something that I completely underestimated.  I don't think I was fully aware of the impact that the pain had caused over the years as I tried to push off the resurfacing as long as possible.

I know its cliche, but I can't say enough about how good Dr Gross and his staff were. 

« Last Edit: April 23, 2018, 01:27:23 PM by Pat Walter »
40yo at the time of my 2/16/2011 left hip uncemented Biomet resurface with Tri Spike Acetabular cup by Gross

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Re: 5 years today!
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2016, 10:24:31 PM »
Congratulations, I'm right behind you at 4.5 years.  I can't imagine what life would be like if I hadn't had the surgeries.  Instead I'm up, I'm out and I've been enjoying myself every day. 

Hope you are too!
Bilateral, Dr Scott Marwin, NYU Joint Disease Hosp, 11/15/11


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Re: 5 years today!
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2016, 11:16:46 PM »
As someone who's scheduled for bilateral resurfacing with Dr. Gross in 7 weeks I can't tell you how reassuring it is to read updates like this.

Congrats to the both of you and keep enjoying pain free hips!  8)
Bilateral Hip Resurfacing by Dr. Thomas Gross
  -Right Hip; April 11, 2016
  -Left Hip; April 13, 2016

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Re: 5 years today!
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2016, 01:34:58 PM »

Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary.  I find it amazing that as the years go by, we don't think much about our hips.  When they are hurting and bad, that's all we think about.

Thanks for stopping by and letting us know how welll you are doing.

I wish you the best and many, many more anniversaries with that hip.

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5 year HR Anniversary with Dr. Gross 2011
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2016, 06:24:58 AM »
I just hit 5 years too!  My surgery was almost exactly 5 years ago!  Hip is going strong and in fact, it's BETTER than my natural hip..which is starting to act up from time to time.  I even went snowboarding and shredded all over the mountain a couple of weeks ago..  :)

Lets hope our hips last decades!  I hope to take mine to the grave...  and I hope that is when I am like 90-something...  :)  almost 50 years from now...
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