I am a semi-pro athlete(ski racing) who received a right hip resurfacing with
Dr Mont on April 9, 2009. I am a pilot and opted for the anterior lat
approach with Dr. Mont due to the incision and trauma not being on the
All of my pre op was done from Park City UT, so I didn’t meet anyone until
the day before surgery. His assistant Jill was incredible. All of my pre op
concerns were answered quickly and easily via email and phone. I showed up
the day before surgery and stayed at the guesthouse at the hospital. Don’t
remember the exact name, but Dr. Mont’s office will give you the name. I met
with Dr. Mont and Jill and had the last of my questions answered. Dr. Mont
was very assuring that I would not end up with a THR. They also let me know
they use the Wright C+ and Cormet devices. I then went for my last blood
test at the hospital. Everything was smooth and easy like a well oiled
I showed up the next morning at 6am and was taken in immediately. The
hospital staff is very nice and accommodating. I met with the
Anesthesiologist, and he reassured me that the spinal would be adequate and
I would remember nothing, he was correct, don’t worry about the spinal.
After recovery, I was sent to my room, and it was a very nice room, with an
extra bedroom on the side for my guest.
The next day I met with Dr. Mont, he stated that it went very well and that
my bone stock was extremely dense and a pleasure to work with (maybe due to
years of pounding them ski racing). He then informed me that I received the
Wright C+ device. The gist I got, and I could be wrong, was that the Wright
works well with dense bones. I really wasn’t worried about the device, I
just felt comfortable with the fact that Dr. Mont is comfortable with it. I
feel that is the most important part of the device choice, the surgeons
experience and comfort with the device and installation. He knows I’m an
athlete, and will return to ski racing in Sept in Chile. He assured me that
in a few months, I will not even know I have the device.
I rode to NYC to my parents home after being discharged. The 3.5 hr ride was
no big deal at all. Just needed a pillow, garbage bag (to reduce friction
getting in and out) and an ice bag. Stopped once on the way home. Flying
would have been a little difficult but doable due to the seat angle.
Swelling was at a minimum too.
Overall, it was a very pleasant experience. There are no staples or stitches
to be removed! The steri strips will fall off in about two weeks. My pain
was minimal, I have only used an occasional Hydrocodone just to sleep. I was
able to walk with crutches the day after surgery. I was able to climb stairs
too. Pain is minimal and has not really been worse than pre op pain. About 5
days post op, I moved to one crutch. It is now 12 days, and I can walk with
a limp and no crutches, but Jill insisted that I use one crutch for a bit
longer. I am flying home on Thursday (2 weeks post op) and feel totally ok
to do so.
Dr. Mont is a rock star and his staff too!
R Wright C +Dr. Mont 4/9/09