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hip resurfacing scheduled 12/3/08
« on: November 25, 2008, 12:46:45 PM »

well after much agonizing i decided to have bhr surgery with dr michael clarke in syracuse new york
i just finished all the preop testing and also have heard horror stories about hip surgeries in general
im 52 male and have been active all my life. today i tried the stepmaster and could only do it for 20m minutes and now am feeling the pain
im a lawyer and i need to get back to work at least a couple of weeks after the sugery
what does everybody think


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Re: hip resurfacing scheduled 12/3/08
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2008, 01:47:39 PM »
Excellent choice.  Dr. Clarke has done over 500 resurfacings and has excellent credentials.  Your timing for surgery is good since pain and lack of function is dominating your lifestyle.
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Re: hip resurfacing scheduled 12/3/08
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2008, 08:34:23 PM »
I was 52 when I did my resurfacing. I don't know Dr Clarke, but you will not regret getting the resurfacing done now. In just a few weeks you will be off the crutches and running around! Best decision.

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Re: hip resurfacing scheduled 12/3/08
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2008, 11:13:40 AM »

Dr. Clarke is a very experienced resurfacing surgeon.  You have made a good choice.

I have a handful of Dr. Clarke personal stories here


I hope you might consider adding a story after your surgery too.

Some people return to work a few weeks after surgery, depending on  their jobs and their energy levels.  Being tired is one of the biggest problems along with not being able to sit long periods of time after surgery.  You will have to see how you feel to determine when you want to go back to work. Our bodies heal at their own rate and sometimes some people have to be more patient than others.  There is no way to tell ahead of time.

A good positive attitude always helps too.

Best of luck.

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Re: hip resurfacing scheduled 12/3/08
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2008, 03:23:30 PM »

hi everyone
i just haf left bhr perfromed by dr clarke on 12/3/08
pain is gone and i walked with a walker 4 times yeasterday. he released me today and will start pt on monday

thanks for the website


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Re: hip resurfacing scheduled 12/3/08
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2008, 05:33:48 PM »
Isn't it nice to have that pain gone, now it's all about the recovery/rehab process.  Good luck.

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