Scott’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Mont 2012
November 5, 2012
I am headed in for my right hip resurfacing this Wednesday (11/7) with Dr. Mont in Baltimore, MD. As I mentioned to Pat a few weeks back in an email, this website has been a great source of information and has really made me more comfortable with my upcoming surgery. I am headed down to Maryland from the Philadelphia area. When I saw the experience that Dr. Mont has and only being an hour and a half away it was a no brainer. I will try to post some updates after the surgery because there hasn’t been a lot of recent posts from Dr. Mont’s patients. Scott
November 7, 2012
I just had my right hip resurfaced this morning with Dr. Mont in Baltimore Maryland. He put in a Corin cornet implant. I’ve have pain from arthritis for the past 5 years and have lost a lot of range of motion and annoying groin pain. Surgery went great. I had a spinal and when I woke up after I was totally coherent and could have a normal conversation. Took my first steps at 4 pm today and now sitting upright in a chair. Spinal may not be totally out of my system but I had no groin pain with my first steps. Only pain is muscle pain that every one talks about.
November 8, 2012
11/8/12 update: day after surgery. Had my catheter removed this morning (pain free thank god). PT had me doing exercises and I waked about 300 feet and learned how to do steps. No groin pain whatsoever which is an unbelievable feeling. Only pain is muscle and incision pain when I walk and do the exercises. Dr. Mont and David Mowry (Dr. Mont’s PA who does every surgery with him) were awesome. All the staff have been great here at Sinai hospital in Baltimore. I am from the Philadelphia, PA area and went to see two other orthopedics in my area and they both wanted to do the resurfacing but they had only done around 50 resurfacings. I believe Dr. Mont has done over 3500 of them so it was an easy decision to drive 90 minutes to Baltimore. I am 44 years old and have had hip arthritis for about 5 years and had lost a lot of range of motion in my right hip and very hard to tie a shoe, put a sock on etc along with constant annoying groin pain. For those that are second guessing yourself about the surgery, DON’T. I can’t wait to get out on the soccer and lacrosse fields with my kids which is something that has been very limited over the past few years. If I can answer any other questions about Dr. Mont feel free to ask.
November 9, 2012
11/9 update: got out of the hospital today at 12:30. Still feeling very good. Physical therapist told me this morning that I was the easiest patient she had in a very long time. I’m able to do all of the exercises prescribed with very little pain. It’s almost too good to e true. I’m just waiting for a setback but hopefully it will not come. I know not to push it so planning to work at home the next 5 weeks.
November 17, 2012
Well my setback came earlier this week and had nothing to do with my hip. What first was thought to be a rash brought on by a reaction to the oxycodone turned out to be a case of Shingles. Needless to say it hasn’t been a fun week but yesterday was the first day I felt a little better. Just going to take a while to heal. Hip recovery is still going well and made it outside for a walk with my son yesterday. (10 days as a hippy).
December 21, 2012
6 week update- Hip is doing great. Just finished my 2nd week of physical therapy (going 3 days a week). I’ve been walking without a cane for 3 weeks. I’m able to ride a stationary bike and do the eliptical machine. Therapist is limiting my time on them for now but I have very little pain after PT and I barely have a limp present. I’m still dealing with the Shingles and the pain associated with them is still unbearable at times. Hopefully the pain subsides soon but some cases takes months to heals.
May 3, 2013
I had my right hip resurfaced just about 6 months ago by Dr. Michael Mont. I would highly recommend him and his PA (David Mowry). I just played 4 rounds of golf last weekend with zero pain in my hip.