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Re: FDA approved device and experienced hip resurfacing doctor
« Reply #140 on: August 31, 2019, 03:30:51 PM »
Scheduled surgery on Friday, November 1.  A lot better shape going in compared to left side and I expect the recovery will be faster.
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Re: FDA approved device and experienced hip resurfacing doctor
« Reply #141 on: September 29, 2019, 02:51:50 PM »
11 year anniversary today, LBHR.
Happy with the device.
I've been active skiing, racquetball, hunting and fishing.
-1 month, RBHR.
The right hip is not as bad as the left hip was, but it is bone on bone and I know better so I'm proceeding with the surgery earlier.
Looking forward to relieving that chronic ache and getting a new right hip resurfacing device for activities.
Steve
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Re: FDA approved device and experienced hip resurfacing doctor
« Reply #142 on: October 01, 2019, 01:13:56 PM »
Steve Thanks for your update.  11 years with a great hip resurfacing - doesn't get any better.
I wish you the best with the new hip resurfacing.  Hope you will be up and running soon.
Thanks for sharing your stories.
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Re: FDA approved device and experienced hip resurfacing doctor
« Reply #143 on: October 07, 2019, 10:41:01 PM »
Pat, thanks for your support.
I'm grateful to have found this website 11 years ago to lead to my left hip resurfacing.
I have drifted away my participating in hiptalk over the years (other than reporting annual and biannual x-rays and metal ion levels) enjoying activities with the left hip resurfacing but I have returned lately since I need a right hip resurfacing.
Glad you are still monitoring.
Less than a month to go for surgery and I expect to recover faster since my muscles are in good shape this time.
Steve
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Re: FDA approved device and experienced hip resurfacing doctor
« Reply #144 on: October 16, 2019, 10:19:57 PM »
Pat, thanks for your support.
I'm grateful to have found this website 11 years ago to lead to my left hip resurfacing.
I have drifted away my participating in hiptalk over the years (other than reporting annual and biannual x-rays and metal ion levels) enjoying activities with the left hip resurfacing but I have returned lately since I need a right hip resurfacing.
Glad you are still monitoring.
Less than a month to go for surgery and I expect to recover faster since my muscles are in good shape this time.

Steve,
Great new on your 11 yr old BHR. Good luck with the new on coming up!
Matty

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Re: FDA approved device and experienced hip resurfacing doctor
« Reply #145 on: October 19, 2019, 05:26:52 PM »
Matty,  thank you.  Two weeks to go!  I've had great results for over 11 years with a LBHR and expect the same with a new RBHR.  I have a larger size BHR and the metal wear is negligible.  Amazing device performance considering my activity level.  I've worn out my natural right hip socket as it is now bone on bone and the new RBHR will allow me to continue unrestricted impact activities.
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Re: FDA approved device and experienced hip resurfacing doctor
« Reply #146 on: October 23, 2019, 05:11:50 PM »
I reviewed my X-ray's for my left hip in 2002 and they are similar to my right hip in 2019, e.g. bone on bone contact at superior aspect.  My regular doctor said the left was not disabling but avoid impact activities such as running and racquetball.  So I modified activities gradually over the next 6 years and the left hip was completely deteriorated with no cartilage, bone spurs, atrophied left leg, tilted pelvis due to shorter left leg and severe limp.  Then I had LBHR surgery in 2008.  For my right I decided to have RBHR surgery earlier and not let it degenerate over 6 years and become disabled for even activities of daily living.  I am currently only limited from doing impact activities such as running, racquetball and cardio stair stepping and turning, without suffering mild to moderate pain during and after.
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Re: FDA approved device and experienced hip resurfacing doctor
« Reply #147 on: October 30, 2019, 10:00:50 PM »
I saw Dr Su today and my bone quality is good and he is 98% certain that I will receive a RBHR.  Post-op recovery is better and may be discharged from the hospital the following day.  Muscles and flexibility are good so post-op rehab should be faster.
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Re: FDA approved device and experienced hip resurfacing doctor
« Reply #148 on: November 02, 2019, 03:11:55 AM »
Success!  I am now a bilateral surface hippy!  Dr Su said my bone quality was excellent and my muscles are in great shape.  I'm in the hospital room, had a light meal and I'm on pain, anti-inflammatory, antibiotics and blood thinner meds.  Pain is moderate when I move about in bed.
Steve
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Re: FDA approved device and experienced hip resurfacing doctor
« Reply #149 on: November 02, 2019, 12:20:41 PM »
Congratulations Steve. Great that it is all done and you are now on the mend, although it be a slow mend for awhile.
I wish you the very best and a quick recovery.  Looking forward to your updates.
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Re: FDA approved device and experienced hip resurfacing doctor
« Reply #150 on: November 03, 2019, 05:07:26 AM »
Congratulations Steve,

Glad to hear you're on your way to a better, pain free and fulfilling life.  The coming months will present challenges you will will enjoy overcoming as you learn how to re-use your body like a 3 year old kid in his first set of Buster Browns that just wants to Walk, walk, walk...... just take your time.

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Re: FDA approved device and experienced hip resurfacing doctor
« Reply #151 on: November 03, 2019, 10:13:59 PM »
I am now at the hotel room at the Hemsley Medical Tower, two days after surgery.  On Tylenol and blood thinners.  Not much pain or swelling.  Already had two large bowel movements today.  Using crutches.  Hip is stiff.  Doing basic PT in hotel room.  Virtual PT tomorrow morning with HSS using smartphone.  On the road to recovery.
Steve
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Re: FDA approved device and experienced hip resurfacing doctor
« Reply #152 on: November 04, 2019, 04:35:43 AM »
2 bowel movements?  I'm envious.  Seriously- good decision on the surgery and surgeon.  Take your time healing and enjoying the relief from pain and restriction.

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Re: FDA approved device and experienced hip resurfacing doctor
« Reply #153 on: November 04, 2019, 09:02:17 PM »
I am now at the hotel room at the Hemsley Medical Tower, two days after surgery.  On Tylenol and blood thinners.  Not much pain or swelling.  Already had two large bowel movements today.  Using crutches.  Hip is stiff.  Doing basic PT in hotel room.  Virtual PT tomorrow morning with HSS using smartphone.  On the road to recovery.
Great New!! I am 2.5 weeks out with Dr Ball. Crazy Nervous but Im going for it.

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Re: FDA approved device and experienced hip resurfacing doctor
« Reply #154 on: November 04, 2019, 10:00:02 PM »
Just walked six blocks with crutches.  Began to feel soreness so returned.  Have ice pack on.  Feels OK sitting.  Dropped Tylenol as not feeling pain.  Very pleased at 3 days post-op.  See Dr Su and get X-ray's in the morning for follow up post surgery.
Steve
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Re: FDA approved device and experienced hip resurfacing doctor
« Reply #155 on: November 05, 2019, 04:39:52 PM »
Just saw Dr Su at post-op.  OK to use one crutch or cane while in NYC.  Cleared for travel.  OK to drive short distances when returning home, if not on oxycodone.  Need to inject blood thinner and put on TEDS stockings for long flight home.  Feeling great!
Steve
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Re: FDA approved device and experienced hip resurfacing doctor
« Reply #156 on: November 09, 2019, 05:57:01 PM »
Back home in Douglas, Alaska!  Left hotel at 6 am EST and arrived home at 9 pm AST, 19 hrs later.  Wore TEDS stockings and got up to walk several times while on plane.  Took a couple Tylenol before bed and slept 8 hrs.  Swelling has subsided a lot.   Feeling great at one week post-op!
Steve
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