I am a 55 year old male. I have been active all my life in various sports
which ultimately led to my hip cartilage damage. I had my right hip
resurfaced using the anterior approach November 2007 by Dr. Stefan Kreuzer,
a Birmingham hip. In Feb of this year, Dr Kruezer resurfaced my left hip
with a Cormet.
I am almost two months into the recovery and I am almost back to full
strength. There is still some numbness around the incision area, but I know
from experience that will improve over time.
Dr. Kruezer is clearly constantly learning and improving as my second
recovery is a few weeks ahead of my first.
My hospital stay was two days, I was walking the day of the surgery. I went
home and used the walker for three days and never needed a cane. A week
after my resurfacing, I was walking completely unassisted and even resumed
normal activities like shopping, etc. Road biking is my passion, after one
month I was training on a stationary bike; at five weeks I was back to
riding my road bike albeit carefully; last weekend at eight weeks, I rode 80
miles in just over 4 hours.
I would strongly advise anyone considering hip resurfacing to find out if
they are suitable for the anterior approach.