Jace’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2008
May 6, 2008
It has been 3 weeks today from my BHR resurface. The experience has been excellent!!.. from the office visit, surgery, Hospital stay, and recovery thus far. I was walking without cruches the day after the operation. Granted just a few hundred feet, but able to go up and down the halls without aid. Pain was minimal. I used crutches for a week just to be safe going for my daily walks. I was out of the hospital the second day after the procedure. I am a coach for my son’s base ball team so I was able to be back at the games the just 8 days after surgery. Got cleared by my doc 10 days after surgery to get back into action based on what pain I could endure. So, hitting balls to the kids and throwing pitches the end of week two. I only have minor muscle pain from over stressing my quads, but besides that’s. OK My hip mobility is coming back and feeling pretty good. I have scheduled my second hip to be done in September. So I can enjoy my summer. If you are in the Seattle area,Dr. Pritchett is the man – he has done 1000+ BHR resurfaces and is a rock star in my book.
One thing I did prior to my surgery was work out my legs on the stair stepper and eliptical trainer hard. I think this help a lot in my recovery. I start PT today.