I wanted to thank you for your incredibly helpful site. Three weeks ago I had a THR with Dr. Kreuzer here in Houston using the Anterior Approach he specializes in. It’s now been 3 1/2 weeks and I have been walking without a cane for over a week. Next week I’m leaving for a beach vacation and am thrilled with the results.
I’ve only had one minor surgery before this, but the thing I learned is that Doctors rarely tell you any of the downsides you will experience after the surgery. You only get one shot at an operation and the outcome of the surgery can vary so much from Surgeon to Surgeon. It was only by finding your site that I was able to find a surgery that would save me up to 8 weeks recovery and greatly increase the functionality of my hip.
My post operative instructions have been just to walk, no therapy was required, no physical restrictions. I’ve only had Tylenol as a pain killer since the day of the surgery. I am told I can be back playing Tennis in 4 months.
Initially, I went to Dr. Kreuzer seeking a Hip Resurfacing based on what I found on your site. Dr. Kreuzer felt because I was 59 and over 200 lbs that a THR was a better choice. What I didn’t realize when I first went to his office was that his THR technique offers all the advantages of Resurfacing with additional strength because of the supporting bone. I haven’t felt any difference between my leg before and after the surgery.
Without your site, I doubt that I would ever have found the information which will make such a significant difference in my life. Thanks so much for your dedication to making such a thorough review of the choices and Doctors available.
Many thanks and Happy New Year