I would like to relate my most recent experience with Dr. Peter Brooks at the Cleveland Clinic:
Some Background. I am a 65 year old male who has always been in good shape. Years of running and racquetball began to take their toll about 10 years ago but as long as I felt that my activities of daily life were not severely compromised I continued to postpone the inevitable. That ended this fall when I could no longer work out, play golf or bike without serious pain and I began in earnest to find a surgeon to replace my hip. However I still did not like the idea of limited movement, possibility of dislocation and leg length discrepancies that are often a byproduct of traditional HR so when a local Doc mentioned BHR I was led to your site.
I selected Dr. Brooks because of his experience and the fact that Cleveland is a short drive from our home in PA. My first visit for evaluation provided me with a great deal of comfort. I felt that Dr. Brooks employed a conservative approach to surgery and rehab, and more importantly had done over 1200 procedures. That led me to believe that he had the procedure down pat.
I was operated on Wednesday February 22 and came home on Friday. I was most impressed with the fact that I had no black and blue marks or swelling on my operative leg and with the exception of a very nice 8 inch scar the operative leg looked pretty much like my other leg. The PT staff at the hospital was very helpful in advising me on how to rehab so I left with the confidence that I could manage my recovery according to their recommendations.
I am just getting into my rehab and am not sure how good my leg will be eventually but I am very pleased with the results so far and have no regrets about my decision to have a BHR .