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Ljpviper

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Dr. Gross Right Hip Surgery
« on: March 04, 2016, 08:12:31 PM »
Well figured I would get my thread started, since right hip surgery is about a month away. I am a little nervous about having the metal in my body, but I dont have an alternative.
After going through two unsuccessful scopes I just want to be pain free. I am confident in Dr. Gross and his staff.
Should be interesting comparing the recoveries.
Larry

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Re: Dr. Gross Right Hip Surgery
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2016, 08:35:51 PM »
Good luck Larry! I'm there for bilateral surgery in about 5 weeks and am really nervous too but also ready to get past it and get a recovery started.
Bilateral Hip Resurfacing by Dr. Thomas Gross
  -Right Hip; April 11, 2016
  -Left Hip; April 13, 2016

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Re: Dr. Gross Right Hip Surgery
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2016, 08:47:21 PM »
Your probably the same week as me. Dr.Gross wanted to do one at a time since I have alot of joint space still. I will try to schedule the left in June if possible.

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Re: Dr. Gross Right Hip Surgery
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2016, 09:01:41 PM »
Sounds good. I have one thats completely shot and the second one has become more of a problem recently so we decided to do both. I know it's going to be rough but am looking forward to it as much as I'm scared.

Best of luck, maybe we'll do some walker races down the hallway... lol...
« Last Edit: March 04, 2016, 09:03:32 PM by Quig »
Bilateral Hip Resurfacing by Dr. Thomas Gross
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  -Left Hip; April 13, 2016

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Re: Dr. Gross Right Hip Surgery
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2016, 06:57:37 AM »
Wishing you both the best. Dr Gross is great. You are in good hands.

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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2016, 09:31:58 PM »
Best of luck to both of you, and as blinky says, you're in good hands!

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Re: Dr. Gross Right Hip Surgery
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2016, 12:08:22 AM »
You are in great hands!!!


To a speeding recovery!
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Re: Dr. Gross Right Hip Surgery
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2016, 08:58:10 PM »
I am in South Carolina, got the pre op appointment tomorrow. Let's hope the dexa scan goes well.


Larry

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Re: Dr. Gross Right Hip Surgery
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2016, 10:01:22 PM »
Go Larry! Hoping you get good Dexa numbers. Have a nice dinner out.

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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2016, 10:15:19 PM »
Gooooo Larry!

I'm fresh outta surgery and doing well. Everyone is soooooo nice. You're in good hands.
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  -Left Hip; April 13, 2016

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Re: Dr. Gross Right Hip Surgery
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2016, 10:19:14 PM »
Quig! Glad you are doing well. Looking forward to a full report.

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Re: Dr. Gross Right Hip Surgery
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2016, 10:33:11 PM »
Great news Quig!


Larry - you are in the on deck circle
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Re: Dr. Gross Right Hip Surgery
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2016, 11:32:18 PM »
Yeah can't wait sitting in the car for 9 hours is torture on my hips. Sitting for me probably causes the worst pain.




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Re: Dr. Gross Right Hip Surgery
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2016, 11:38:39 PM »
Good Luck Quig.  Wishing you a quick, event free recovery.

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Re: Dr. Gross Right Hip Surgery
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2016, 04:42:02 PM »
Just saw Dr. Gross bone density is spot on, right came in at .9, surgery tomorrow 730am. Odd part on my dexa scan the left side was 1.4 borderline for fast track(1.5 is the cut off).


I am having the left side done in October as he wants me to wait 6 months. Start taking supplements next week.


Larry
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Re: Dr. Gross Right Hip Surgery
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2016, 03:39:17 AM »
Best of luck tomorrow Larry! I'm sure it'll all go well. Let us know how you're doing!

Also, good luck on the second hip bone density. I was really close to the cut-off too (and my non-op leg was actually lower than the cutoff). I'm hoping I can get the density up a little before I need that leg done (or at least just make that so far in the future that I don't care anymore!)

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« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2016, 12:08:14 AM »
Had my surgery this AM. Well oiled machine is an understatement, between the hospital and Dr. Gross's team, you would think you are getting a tooth filled at the dentist, not a major surgery. Kudus to all of them.


My surgery was uneventful in his words, but he did find a part of the femur worn with no cartiledge and acetabulum worn to nothing in the same spot. This was causing the chronic pain 24/7. So although I had decent joint space in the rest of the joint, I feel the correct choice was made doing an HR. No other solution was present, another scope and microfracture would have been a waste.


I think I will be fine, so far I was able to walk a short period and be full weight bearing. My pain is minimal now from the surgery. I will get more details on the condition of the joint and his findings when ge visits me tomorrow.


Larry

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Re: Dr. Gross Right Hip Surgery
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2016, 02:44:26 AM »
Great! Sounds like your surgery was a big success. Now kick back, get some rest and let the healing begin!


Also, be ready... you'll have a busy day tomorrow. There will be very regular visits checking on you and the PT/OT folks will be by to help.
Bilateral Hip Resurfacing by Dr. Thomas Gross
  -Right Hip; April 11, 2016
  -Left Hip; April 13, 2016

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Re: Dr. Gross Right Hip Surgery
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2016, 03:10:10 AM »
Sounds good. So your pain had a concrete, identifiable source.


Let the healing begin!

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Re: Dr. Gross Right Hip Surgery
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2016, 01:03:05 PM »
Blinky, yes I just saw Dr. Gross. He stated I was complete bone on bone on one spot. He seemed more at ease about the surgery as he was hesitant to even do it because of the joint space on the X-ray.


Until the hip is open you can never see the entire damage. Not too bad pain level, although my blood pressure got really low when I went to stand up, had to lay back down.


Larry

 

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