One week post op
I’m a 42 year old who had a left HR with Dr Gross on
June 3, 2009. I am fairly heavyset (x Offensive lineman) and when I met with
Dr Gross the day before, he responded that "I might be difficult.".
After the surgery, he told my wife that I was the hardest one he’s done
this year, and instead of the operation taking an hour it took nearly 2hrs
and 15 min.
I have a very good friend who had her hip resurfaced four weeks ago with
Dr Mont and we are both very happy with the outcomes so far.
Here are some things that I’ve found to be strongly in favor of Dr Gross.
(1) Minimally invasive normally with steristrips. Although it doesn’t seem
like much, was able to shower the day after the operation. no staples to
2) I’m not a doctor, but the blood spinning procedure, where they
spin out the platelets and put about 300 cc back into the wound for quicker
3) DEXA scan determines how long you stay on crutches. In my case with
good bone density, doc said crutches one week and cane for a week, then
nothing. I’m not quite ready for the cane, but happy to know that I can
graduate when ready!
4) Icing the wound is so critical after the surgery,
and they gave me this little cooler with a clever pump and blanket that
keeps my wound cool for several hours. The device is called a polar care
300. It is definitely the neatest gadget I’ve seen in years. Could use it
for any other injury recovery.
5) Administration. Everything is wired and
designed to get you home if you are ready to go home. There is a nice hotel
right across the parking lot from the hospital. I had my surgery on Wed
morning and left the hospital at noon on Friday.