I am almost exactly two years out on my right hip resurface and one year out on the left and all is beyond well!
Running regularly; I did a 6.4 mile leg of a marathon relay 2 weeks ago (somehow got all the hills, even though I was the oldest on the team … hmmm) and did that in 55 minutes with no issues except pouring rain Felt great.… Read the rest
K2’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2013
February 28, 2013
I am a Canadian and I chose to go to Dr Gross because from what I could tell it was going to be best for me . Two weeks post op and I have never been so happy with a decision. The Doctor, the team, the refinements to the procedure and care, the hospital: all beyond outstanding.
I traveled from British Columbia but for what I got I would have gladly travelled to the moon. I am frankly surprised at how much weight some people seem to apply to going to a Surgeon that is a little closer. For me, I never wanted to say, "I wish I had gone the extra mile"
I got an email from Miss Patty today and I looked at the date and I said wow, it’s my anniversary + 2 days.
I am 11 years 2 days post op today with Dr. Gross. I received an uncemented hip replacement that Dr. Gross designed himself, at the time uncemented was fairly new but it made sense to me. The surgery was pretty easy, I was up and walking that morning, 6 weeks post op I played 18 holes of golf with my buddies and I beat them all which they have never lived down.
If you’re in pain, don’t wait, it was one of my best decisions although I waited too long.
Two weeks post-op yesterday, no bone density issues. Going through this you take a lot of hits to your ego, so when I had my dexascan at Providence hospital (Dr. Gross’s machine was on the fritz) and the technician pronounced my bone-density "off the top of the charts" I had my lone moment of pre-op pride. I lifted a lot of weights in the day, plus I was only 41, so I wasn’t too worried.
Anyway…here I am at two weeks post-surgery and I find that I can easily walk short distances without any support. Frankly I could at day two but now I can do it with only a little sideways motion, and it … Read the rest
About 5 hrs post op, so forgive typos and nonsense please.
Surgery was pretty easy…pre-surgery pain/nausea "cocktail" designed by Gross Shot in back when I got in surgery room, and then i woke up in recovery. Didnt get to wallk/get out of bed today due to late hour of surgery…which means…wait for it…catheter. Discovered that on my own, what a… surprise? Jamie was my surgery nurse, great from little I remembered. Dr. Ghandi (no relation) was my "pain doc", great job so far but still wearing off. No bone density issues, told that is pretty rare so don’t panice, just get it checked early if it’s a concern.
April 22, 2008 I am a 37 yr old who got diagnosed with Osteoarthritis. No one has answers as to why just that it must be hereditery. I was adopted so I’ll never know I suppose. But anyway here is my story. About 2 yrs ago I started having pain in my left hip, went to dr. who referred me to ortho. MRI and x-rays confirmed it was osteoarthritis. I had a cortisone shot that helped for about 6 months and I held off for another 6 months before getting second shot. Second shot did not help at all and x-ray showed it was only a matter of time before needing a hip replacement. On hearing that I was totally devastated. I am the type … Read the rest
50 year old home school mom of five, not an athlete but very flexible since I did acrobats as a kid. Finally diagnosed with labral tear and oa after 5 years of pain, rom loss and unexplained buckling. Arthroscopic repair ruled out by 2 doctors. Local Ortho doc said I wasn’t ready for THR. Thank God for this site and new choices, I found Dr. Gross of SC.
May 23, 2012 I did it! It was nice to wake up with no pain, unlike the hysterectomy 3 years ago which was awful.
Surgery went well. Evedently my weight was not an issue. Dr. Gross told my hubbie fortunaley i have very strong bones but that I had hip dysplasia which patially accounted for my extreme … Read the rest