I am my name is Maria and I am 31 years old. I had my BHR on May 11, 2009 by Dr. Kreuzer. After 5 years of anti-inflammatory drugs, and severe pain, I made the decision to go ahead with the procedure. I suffered from trauma-induced arthritis from an injury that occurred when I was 6. All my life I’ve had discomfort. But, for the last 5 years, it’s been unbearable pain.
I am amazed at the results. I had little to no pain after surgery. The only real discomfort was in my incision for the first week. After 3 weeks post op I was walking on my own slowly. At 4 weeks I was on my elliptical 30 minutes a day, and walking completely normal. I am now 6 weeks post op, and walking upstairs normally, and doing very little running. The results of this surgery were far better than what I expected. My leg gains flexibility and strength naturally every day. The anterior approach was definitely the best for me. Good luck to everyone out there. I know first hand how debilitating it is to have pain in your hip. God bless!