Hip Resurfacing News features up to date news about hip resurfacing, FDA approved devices, personal hip stories, experienced surgeons, medical studies, video interviews and press releases. Hip Resurfacing came of age in the United States when the FDA approved the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Device in May 2006. Orthopedic surgeons have been performing hip resurfacing surgeries since 1997 overseas. Hip Resurfacing is an alternative to total hip replacement.… Read the rest
I just had a right hip resurfacing from Dr. Thomas
Gross in Columbia, South Carolina and wanted to provide some step by step
information that could help future recipients manage their trip, hospital
experience and recovery process in a more knowledgeable manner. I am a
nurse and that may give me a little different perspective that may be
useful. Anything I mention is only a suggestion and may not work for
everyone, but the more information you have the better decisions you can
make for yourself. Some of this information will be applicable to people
traveling to other Physicians and … Read the rest
July 20, 2009
5 days post op today. I am home, getting around on crutches pretty well. I
actually just tried one crutch so I could carry my cup of coffee over to the
computer and did real well! That was exciting.
My surgery went flawlessly according to Dr. Rector. He is awesome. If anyone
in or around Colorado is considering surgery, please look him up. Everybody
I spoke to in the hospital had nothing but great things to say about him.
The nurses and staff at Boulder Community were so nice and caring as well.
And Boulder is a … Read the rest
My name is Fabian Cuenca, Spanish, and I had surgery on both hips 1 year
ago. I was a kickboxing champion and Guiness World Record holder.
My first surgery left hip was when I was 44 years. It was on
28 November 2008. Dr. Paul Cendrero did my surgery at the Hospital of
The second surgery on my right hip was 31 July 2009. Dr. Paul Cendrero
again did my surgery and it was also at the Hospital of Mostoles
I could not lift the leg over 30 degrees high before surgery! Now with
training I can … Read the rest
My hip journey starts like a lot of people , was very active
and started to get pain in the groin and front of my left hip this was November
I was running 50 miles a week preparing for a December
marathon so I just ran though the pain. In February 2008 as I was training for
my April marathon by now the pain was starting to slow me down , so in May I
went to my Family Dr. and he ordered a MRI. When the MRI showed very little
joint space that’s when I started looking at … Read the rest
Oct. 9, 2009
Amazed by the results – Schmalzried
I am a 44 year old who (much like a Golden Retriever) was
apparently born with dysplasia in my right hip. Never really bothered me
growing up though I would have a little pain when I walked a long way and
never knew why. Around age 33 my hip started to ache more often and for more
prolonged periods. By the last couple of years I would go a week or two with
slight pain then one to four weeks of significant pain that made it hard to
sleep and impossible
Right BHR 2009 Dr. Klug
I had surgery on November 10, 2009. I am 4+ weeks post-BHR surgery on my
right hip. Dr. Raphael Klug of Kaiser Roseville CA was my surgeon.
I’m a 59-year old post-menopausal woman. Previous to my year of increasing
hip pain and surgery, I was an active stone sculptor. Exercise for me
consisted of water aerobics and walking. I had been experiencing unusual
thigh pain. It was as if my muscles just gave out. I could barely walk. My
general practitioner referred me to a sports doctor. The sports doc
immediately steered me to an … Read the rest
February 25, 2009
I was not able to find anyone in Atlanta with a good track record doing
resurfacings — so a very big “Thank You” to SurfaceHippy.info and the
fellow surface hippies on this site.
I started having unbearable pain around November of 2008. I called Dr.
Gross’s office in December after speaking with Mike from this site who had a
bilateral with Dr. Gross back in June. When I hung up with Mike I called Dr.
Gross’s office and on the first call had tentatively scheduled the surgery
dates pending me getting the package together.
I got the … Read the rest
I am 59, and the op was Nov. 09 We had a lot of snow and ice here after
my op and in the UK we are not very well geared up for clearing the
pavements so I couldn’t walk much outside. I think that
might have kept me on the crutches for a longer time. I had a good physio
and did the exercises she gave me. I had steristrips and a waterproof
dressing so could shower from
The replacement is a Mitch Per bone conserving mini-hip
replacement developed by Mr. Field and Prof. Rushton ( Cambridge)
My name is Mark. I had the Birmingham
Hip device put in the right hip in January 2008 at age 51 by Dr. Bertin in
Salt Lake City. The left hip was done (with the Birmingham device) in
November 2009 when I was 53 by Dr. Joshua Hickman in Bountiful, UT.
Personal Info: 6′ and 240 lbs male born
June 1956. Don’t know cause of hip problems but assume I just wore them out.
High school and college athlete competed in all sports in high school and
football and wrestling for 4 years in college. After college, competed in
old-timer … Read the rest