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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 showed that I had arthritis that now was affecting my lower
spine. During my back surgery they had tried to remove 6 benign
tumors, but were unable due to their location. He began looking
through my file. After finding the results of the prior surgery he
said that there was … 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 or play tennis, but I work really hard and I need to move unrestricted to do my job right. So I met with Dr Clarke. We had to have a few extra things checked first, (I only have 1 kidney) there was concern about the ions and my kidney’s ability … 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 about my exercise program from my PT. The progress was amazing with noticeable improvement from one day to the next. In a month I was able to walk around my neighborhood (a little over a mile), something I had not been able to do in a couple of years.
In … 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. Michael Clarke, who is in the same practice, was an Orthopedist specializing in BHR and I immediately made an appointment with him. Following the initial meeting, I began a quest to learn as much about the BHR technique as possible. Your website “Surface Hippies” was of great value. I scheduled … 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 not have to hassle with any insurance matters. (Taken care of by the Dr. Gross’ staff)The Providence Hospital NE is a orthopedic surgical hospital (Professional and small) The staff was very warm and helpful. I had my surgery on Wednesday never felt any pain during the surgery but I do … 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. I expect to be going back to KE7 to have my other half done, but as my surgeon has retired I will be with someone else.
January 29, 2011
I am pleased to report that I will be looking for a new name following a RHS BHR on Tuesday. I … 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 and wished to play golf and chase grandchildren. I still depend on all of your posts as I recover and go about my PT. So….thank you and God bless you and may your recoveries be speedy!
I had been in the deciding mode since October 2007 when I first had … 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 far. Unfortunately, I put on a bit of weight from inactivity for the three months following the resurfacing.
Started back with the elliptical and spinning as of a month and a half ago. Slowly getting my wind back and shedding a few pounds. I wasn’t planning on trying to run … 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 old. I am too young for this to be happening to me. I continued in vain to try and strengthen the muscles, received cortisone shots, water therapy, you name it, I tried it. I could no longer bare the pain & the pain medication.
I researched the internet and found … 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 the morning!) and gave us paper copies of our post-op X-Rays for interest.
I was given exercises whilst in hospital to continue once at home and a Physio appointment at about 4 weeks post-op where I took home a sheet of grueling – but amazingly effective – exercises to do … 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 you…. take it easy! and don’t expect miracles. I was quite surprised at my relatively slow recovery. No real issues but just surprised at how long I took to gain full strength. I’m not 100% yet but the only physio I was doing was cycling to / from work (with … 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 were my constant companions and my best friends. People always said that I walked and ran “funny” with my right hip and leg going out and in.
The doctors I had seen in the past recommended that I live with the condition until the pain becomes too great then get … 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 saw him, he’d done 280 BHRs, and has been doing so many that now he’s surely over 300. He said he’d had two failures (both fractures, I think) and they revised to THR with keeping the acetabular cup from the resurfacing. He’s known at California Pacific Medical Center as a … 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 bone OA. I Had A RBHR 7 weeks ago and my knee pain is gone .Hip feels great.
I am having my LBHR Nov,9 I had my right side done on Aug, 31.The rehab is the hard part, surgery is not as bad as you think.
November 30, 2010 I … 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 the entire length of the John Muir Trail (200+ miles) because the doctor who did my original diagnosis said maybe 1 out of 100 would ever do it after surgery. I decided that I am the 1 out of 100.
July 22, 2008 This past weekend I walked 4 miles … 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 dramatically since that day in April (it was also about 45F and windy).
My PT recommended a number of balancing exercises that were quite helpful. He had a styrofoam half tube (flat on one side, round on the other) that I would balance on with the round side down for … 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 have them removed. I just wondered if anyone else has had this problem. Everything else is going really well, I can even get into the shower, lifting my leg over the tub, and sitting on a stool in the shower but can’t shower until 24 hrs after the staples are … Read the rest