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Date of surgery: Wednesday March 17th 2010 (My 49th birthday)
Doctor Michael Clarke Right hip resurfacing
Check in Community General Hospital at 8:30 AM
First I talked to anesthesiologist about options. Usually they give
an epidural, but when I explained that I had had back surgery 6
years before for a bulging disk that affected my left leg and that
since the surgery some of the pain had remained. After having a new
MRI it … Read the rest
After years of thinking I had a bad back, in the Sept. of 08, I found out I had a bad hip instead. With moderate degeneration I knew I had to have surgery. So I researched Hip Replacements on the internet. The Birmingham Hip Resurfacing popped up and I knew this was just what I needed.
I am a professional photographer and very active. I am also only 51 years old. I don’t run marathons … Read the rest
I had my left hip resurfaced by Dr. Clarke on April 30, 2008 using the Birmingham hip. Prior to that I had been in physical and aqua therapy for nearly a year, attempting to retain range of motion and strength. My recovery after surgery was very quick. I walked without a cane in less than 3 weeks, and mowed my lawn with a self-propelled walking mower at 3 weeks. All the time I was diligent … Read the rest
Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Clarke March 2008
After three years of groin pain, I began researching options to improve my quality of life. In 2005, I met with two different Orthopedic surgeons both of whom recommended surgery as the only option. While visiting a friend @ Community General Hospital, I saw an information board regarding “Birmingham Hip Resurfacing”. I talked about the technique with my Orthopedist and his recommendation was a Total Hip Replacement. Dr. … Read the rest
January 30, 2008
I had my surgery last Wednesday in South Carolina with Dr. Thomas Gross. So far everything has gone well. Dr. Gross is a good Doctor and he has surrounded himself with a great team. Nancy Smith and Lee Webb are fantastic. Dr. Gross has people flying from all over the US for the surgery You never feel neglected or your Questions unanswered. I am with Blue Cross Blue Shield CA. I did … Read the rest
December 30, 2009
I had a hip resurfaced in 2006. I am a competitive (old fart category) swimmer. I had a good postop recovery and rehab and was active again fairly quickly. I have been pleasantly surprised that the strength and flexibility of my operated hip has continued to improve with PT/exercise even 2 years plus post surgery. PT and patience.
My surgeon was Mr. Vickers, who coincidentally did the Queen Mum’s hips with SMA. … Read the rest
I am the proud recipient of a new Cormet device compliments of Dr. Daniel Snyder and Newton Wellesley Hospital as of 12/14/09. Before telling my story, I wish to express my thanks to all of you hippies who have contributed to this site. Had it not been for you, I would likely be walking around without a right femoral head and dreading what would happen when my THR wore out about the time I retired … Read the rest
I just turned 50 last May, and had my right hip resurfaced in October 2009. I’ve been a runner since my teens…on and off. Ran through the pain as long as I could. Slowed down, and lessened the mileage, then had to stop. Resorted to the elliptical for the last six months or so before the surgery, just to keep from getting too out of shape.
The operation went well and I’m very happy so … Read the rest
I’m a very active person and I was having groin pain for the last two years thinking I continued to strain the same muscles everytime I hiked, biked, worked out, etc, etc. Hmmm, what the heck is going on here? Finally my regular doctor sent me to an orthopedic surgeon and he took one look at my x-ray and informed me that I needed a THR. Shocker! I was devastated since I’m only 44 years … Read the rest
September 18, 2010 Nadi Kalap carried out my metal-on-metal right hip resurfacing in July this year, he is an extremely attentive and dedicated surgeon, one of only two who specializes in this procedure in my area (Gloucestershire).
Prior to my surgery Mr. Kalap gave me an additional appointment solely to answer all my questions. Following surgery he was the only orthopedic consultant on my ward who made DAILY visits to his patients (at 7am in … Read the rest
I was 44 when I got mine done and went through three years of pain, unable to play football or go hillwalking, occasionally not sleeping and a couple of nights in sheer agony. I tried glucosamine for a year then accupuncture and hard buttock massage, which relieved the pain for a few days but I would have had the op at 41 in hindsight.
August 9, 2011 Well I can just say to all of … Read the rest
My name is Chuck. I am a truck driver.
My hip resurfacing operation was performed on May 22. The hip resurfacing operation was performed in Denver Colorado. The doctor was very candid about the fact that he had performed about 12 hip resurfacing operations. At the time I did not know enough to ask the proper questions.
For over twenty years I lived with right hip pain. The last two years was constant. Pain killer … Read the rest
December 19, 2010 I’m 6 days post-op, RBHR, with Dr. Robert Gilbert in San Francisco. The surgery apparently went really well — Dr. G said my 45/50 BHR was a totally perfect X-ray in terms of optimal positioning — which I was VERY glad about because I’m female and was worried about the metal wear problems from problemmatic placements.
Dr. Gilbert isn’t listed among the expert resurfacing docs, but he is one…. When I first … Read the rest
I had my RBHR 7 weeks ago and my Left hip will be done on Nov 9, 2010 with Dr. Marc Anderson. The right side is getting stronger every day and no more groin pain in the right side, thank God. It will be nice to have both sides done so I can get back to Life.
I had bad knee pain and the Dr took a x-ray of my Hips.Bboth hips shot bone on … Read the rest
May 21, 2008 I had a hip resurfacing done on May 8th by Dr. Andrew Yun at St. Johns in Santa Monica. Now that the swelling in my leg is down I feel much better. Today might be the first day without painkillers for me!
Thanks to all for the info and encouraging words here, this sight has been very helpful.
After I get the second one done and fully recover I plan to hike … Read the rest
I had a left HR done on 1/30/08 and played my first 18 on 4/26. Not a pretty sight. I think the left hip is slightly more impeded in the golf swing, at least it was for me. I am no single digit handicapper, but for me inside 3 months was a bit too soon.
I have subsequently played about 4 more rounds and have walked one of them. No pain and performance has improved … Read the rest
I am 2 weeks post op tomorrow and my home PT tried to remove my staples today and the skin has started healing around the staples. It was so painful and he actually bent 3 removers (all that he had with him) and only managed to remove 3 of more than 20. Now my incision is throbbing and I need to go in to the Ortho office tomorrow and get some kind of numbing and … Read the rest