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- 5 Years Without a Hip
- About Patricia Walter and Her Hip Replacement Story
- Bob Russell’s Infection and Revision from BHR to THR 2008
- Brad’s THR, THR Revision and Knee Replacement by Dr. Pai 2008
- Dale’s THR with Dr. Scott Cook 2007
- David Hurst THR – Don’t Wait Too Long
- DC THR with Dr. Mont 2008
- Gene’s THR Story September 2007
- Graza BMHR Mr. McMinn 2008
- Jim’s THR Revision from Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2008
- Johnny Bench, Cincinnati Reds Catcher, Total Hip Replacement 2004
- Lisa E’s THR with Anterior Approach 2008
- Lisae’s THR with Dr. Abidi 2008
- Lyn M’s Anterior Approach THR with Dr. Kreuzer 2008
- Mike Smith THR with Dr. Kelley of Colorado 2008
- Mike Smith’s THR with Dr. Kelley 2008
- Rudy Galindo Bi-Lat Ceramic on Ceramic Hip Replacement
- Sarah Lee 84 Year Old Female with MIS THR Surgery 2008
- Ted Wilson RASR 2005 Antoniou R THR May 2007 Greidanus
- Waqqy 17 Year THR Mr.
I am a 47 year old male who works as a Medical School Professor and am very active. I had a THR on Sept 15, 2008 and have recovered nicely. I learned a lot of from reading the surface Hippy Web site and picked my surgeon, Michael Mont of Baltimore based on this information. I have psoriatic arthritis (PA), which is a form of inflammatory arthritis that is similar to rheumatoid arthritis. The PA has hit my hip joints and caused the rapid decay of my right hip; my left hip is on it’s way out also.
At the time when my right hip was bone on bone, I had been racing my bicycle for years and seriously considered a resurfacing by Dr. Mont. I traveled to visit him in Baltimore and did a lot of research on metal on metal hip replacement devices.…
I just wanted to log my experience getting a hip resurfacing. I’ll try to give facts and not opinions but it may be hard.
01. Researched resurfacing starting in 2006. Stumbled on your site or at least your Yahoo group.
02. Decided on a resurfacing in Aug 2007.
03. Decided on a doctor, Mitchell B. Sheinkop, who agreed to do a BHR on my left hip which was bone-on-bone from osteoarthritis. He also told me that he would use the posterior. We scheduled for Nov 2007.
04. At the pre-op visit the Friday before the Monday surgery, Dr. Sheinkop’s colleague told me that the doctor would be using a direct lateral approach and using the Cormet device. Because this wasn’t what I wanted and what we had agreed to, I canceled the surgery.
05. While trying to decide whether to have the surgery or cancel it, I was able to get a same day second opinion from Dr.…
Winning garden is therapeutic
Once, twice, three times Zora Marshall tried hip replacement surgery.
And three times the surgical prosthetic didn’t take and doctors needed to remove it. She remains without a hip. While her family worried about her health, she began to pass the days in her garden.
Zora Marshall wakes up every morning and the first thing she does is walk into her living room, which has a large picture window where she can see her entire garden at one glance.
“It gives me peace and I just thank God for it,” she said. “I know as long as I can wake up and see my garden … everything will be OK that day.
“I’m already thinking about what I’m going to do for next year.”
October 2007 Progress Report
Well now October is beginning and college is going really good, I got an activity day in November where I go 2 this cabin crew day centre and get fully qualified as a cabin crew member !! by the way am doing travel & Tourism. I am now on 1 crutch I can walk kinda without my crutches but my confidence is 80% there. I really cant wait till I let go and get my confidence fully back, Also I am looking forward to this winter. I hope it snows so I can go out and be a teenager and have fun with my friends. I also have sent threw some pictures which you can see they are a bit squeamish but worth looking at. My physio thinks I should be off my crutches in 2weeks time, as soon as I get off them I will make a video and send it threw, its going 2 be an amazing experience being able to walk.
I saw Dr. Greidanus for my 2 month follow up. He declared that I now have no restrictions allowing for a return to cross trainers, stairmasters, bicycles, and even tennis. I was referred for physio for “aggressive” treatment. I had related in an earlier post the following: I had a resurface with Dr. Antoniou in Montreal on Jan. of 2005. It was the ASR by Depuy of Johnson and Johnson.
For 18 months my hip was great, but beginning in Sept. 06 pain came quite suddenly and became worse for months. I was misdiagnosed first with bursitis, then with heterotrophic soft tissue ossification , and finally a minor infection for the pain. After that long distance of time from Jan. 05, both my GP and Dr. Antoniou did not think that it was a deep infection. I was mistreated with anti-inflammatories, physio, and oral antibiotics until Dec.…
Sarah Lee, an 84 year old woman who compares her two total hip surgeries. Visit www.orthosportsalabama.com to treat your arthritis
Dr. Kenneth Bramlett in association with Zimmer Orthopaedic Corporation assisted to create the techniques and management tools required to make MIS a safe routine available procedure in the south east United States. These cases have been closely followed, clinically reviewed and over 5000 MIS hip, knee and shoulder procedures have been safely performed in the United States in the last three years.…
I just wanted to pass on that I have had the opportunity of having Dr. Cynthia Kelly of the Colorado Limb Preservation Institute perform three procedures on my hips over the last 5 years. The first was a conserve to repair damage done by advanced bilateral Avascular Necrosis. The following procedure was a femoral graft to save the remaining hip. This graft has been an incredible success and I have had no further issues with my right hip. The conserve was not as good a fit and had to be replaced by a total hip replacement this last January (2008).
All of the procedures done by Dr. Kelly and her staff were exceptional. I would recommend Presbyterian/St. Luke’s, the Limb Preservation Institute and Dr. Kelly’s associates for any surgeries of this nature.
This is just a short note, if you would like additional information, please feel free to contact me directly.…
Original Article http://www.stefankreuzermd.com/lynn-testimonails.html
I’m 48 years old and just had my hip resurfaced using the anterior approach on 11/3/08 by Dr. Stefan Kreuzer. I spent some time on the surfacehippy website to educate myself prior to my surgery which helped a lot. I do however feel very little is mentioned about the anterior approach which I believe is just as important technology as is the resurfacing.
I can’t thank you enough for returning me to an active life style.
In the last 3 plus years my left hip bone had degraded to the point that I was in restrictive pain constantly. I was prohibited from participating in many of my daily activities and recreational bowling, swimming and physical fitness programs at the 24 hour Fitness gym. In the last year the hip pain was so excruciating that I was unable to sleep for more than a few hours per night.…
Lisa E’s THR with Anterior Approach 2008
I had avn in my left hip; when I started to consult surgeons I was told that I was not a candidate for resurfacing as the femur head had collapsed. I would have preferred to have a resurfacing. But I knew the extent of the damage from looking at my MRI and felt that the surgeons were correct.
While I experience a loss of ROM and functional abilities, I never had a lot of pain with the avn. I didn’t have x-rays taken early on. If I had, resurfacing would have been an option. I do regret that, but things still turned out well.
I had a thr on 4/2/08 and am recovering well. My surgeon used an anterior approach, so I had few restrictions on movement. I have been walking without a cane since week two and have had very little pain.…
February 7, 2008
I’m 45 and had both hips replaced last year – both MOM’s. Overweight right now, so I’m feeling discomfort in the hips when I bend over, but going to drop 100 pounds this year, and that should fix that. I’m hoping my MOM’s outlast me. Don’t really want to have any more surgeries in the hips. Wanted the BHR, but couldn’t get insurance to approve it. The THR’s are fine for me though!
My surgeon was Dr. Abidi. He practices in Santa Cruz and in Santa Clara County. When I knew I was going to need surgery, I asked one of my friends who works as a physical therapist for a home health agency who does a lot of hip replacements. He mentioned my surgeon. I chose Dr. Abidi because he uses the anterior approach. His bedside manner isn’t great, but I felt comfortable with him and felt like he was very competent.…