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soccernutmom

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Newbie here
« on: December 05, 2008, 03:13:14 PM »
Hello all,

I am a newbie and I am looking for information on hip resurfacing.  I do not know where to start from.  I live in Norfolk Virginia and I would like to find a surgeon locally if possible, but I am willing to travel a few hours to have the surgery done. 

Ok, my first question, how did you find your surgeon?  I guess can be my first question.


Terry

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Re: Newbie here
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2008, 03:20:38 PM »
Hi Terry

Welcome to Hip Talk.

If you can invest a few hours time to read and learn, I can help you out.

First place to visit is the Visitors Guide
http://www.surfacehippy.info/visitorguide.php  These are the basic articles on the website that explain hip resurfacing and why it is so much better than a THR. It also explains how to choose a surgeon and what questions to ask.  You can see my list of experineced surgeons here
http://www.surfacehippy.info/listofdoctors.php

If you want to learn more about the surgeons, you can read in depth interviews here
http://www.surfacehippy.info/doctorinterviews/doctorinterviews.php  and listen to indepth video interviews here  http://www.surfacehippy.info/shvideos/videosdoctor.php

These are also excellent basic videos about hip resurfacing here http://www.surfacehippy.info/shvideos/videos.php

After investing a few hours learning, you will have a good idea about hip resurfacing.

Then of course, the folks on this group are always here to answer specific questions for you.

I think the above is a great start.  Like anything, it takes a little investment of time to begin learning.  If you want to learn more, there are over a 1000 pages of information on my website to help guide you besides the 900 folks here on this group.

Good Luck.

Pat
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Re: Newbie here
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2008, 03:25:43 PM »
Hello Terry,

Without hesitation, go to Dr Michael Mont at Sinai hospital in Baltimore. Experienced and outstanding service. I went to him from Boston for resurfacing , and it was easy. You are much closer!

Regards

Siamac

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Re: Newbie here
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2008, 04:26:13 PM »
Yes, Dr. Mont is a very experienced surgeon and has a lot of happy patients.  You can read many of their stories here

http://www.surfacehippy.info/hipstories.php#Dr._Mont_Hip_Stories_

and the transcripts of many of his chats where he answered questions from patients here

http://www.surfacehippy.info/doctorchats.php

Pat
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