|Obtained by Patient Advocate Volunteer Vicky Marlow|
I always remembered the “shoes with the bar” that I wore to bed as a kid. I had no idea why I had to wear them, what I did know is that as soon as my parents went to bed, I would untie them and take them off. I grew up remembering the shoes, but with no real health issues, I didn’t ask questions as to why I wore them. As a kid I could never sit “criss cross applesauce”, but I had agility and strength abound – so I left the shoes
|RBHR Dr. Clarke February 2007 story Acquired by Vicky Marlow|
I am a physical therapist from Lake
Justermeister’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Clarke 2013
May 4, 2013
This is my first post after months of research on this website. As a matter of fact – I found my second opinion – and my surgeon from this website. Dr. Clarke.
A little back story on me – and my unique situation, I feel that others can gain from hearing my story due to my circumstances – so ill do the best I can to write this all in a way that could be understood.
Today – I am 31 years old – and currently 8 days post … Read the rest
Date of surgery: Wednesday March 17th 2010 (My 49th birthday)
Doctor Michael Clarke Right hip resurfacing
Check in Community General Hospital at 8:30 AM
First I talked to anesthesiologist about options. Usually they give
an epidural, but when I explained that I had had back surgery 6
years before for a bulging disk that affected my left leg and that
since the surgery some of the pain had remained. After having a new
MRI it showed that I had arthritis that now was affecting my lower
spine. During my back surgery they had tried to remove 6 benign
tumors, but … Read the rest
After years of thinking I had a bad back, in the Sept. of 08, I found out I had a bad hip instead. With moderate degeneration I knew I had to have surgery. So I researched Hip Replacements on the internet. The Birmingham Hip Resurfacing popped up and I knew this was just what I needed.
I am a professional photographer and very active. I am also only 51 years old. I don’t run marathons or play tennis, but I work really hard and I need to move unrestricted to do my job right. So I met with Dr Clarke. … Read the rest
I had my left hip resurfaced by Dr. Clarke on April 30, 2008 using the Birmingham hip. Prior to that I had been in physical and aqua therapy for nearly a year, attempting to retain range of motion and strength. My recovery after surgery was very quick. I walked without a cane in less than 3 weeks, and mowed my lawn with a self-propelled walking mower at 3 weeks. All the time I was diligent about my exercise program from my PT. The progress was amazing with noticeable improvement from one day to the next. In a month I was … Read the rest
Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Clarke March 2008
After three years of groin pain, I began researching options to improve my quality of life. In 2005, I met with two different Orthopedic surgeons both of whom recommended surgery as the only option. While visiting a friend @ Community General Hospital, I saw an information board regarding “Birmingham Hip Resurfacing”. I talked about the technique with my Orthopedist and his recommendation was a Total Hip Replacement. Dr. Michael Clarke, who is in the same practice, was an Orthopedist specializing in BHR and I immediately made an appointment with him. Following the initial … Read the rest
April 25 was my one year anniversary of hip resurfacing. I am 58 and have always been active and involved in sports. For many years I ran 2 to 3 times per week (just one to two miles). I also play baseball in some tournaments during the summer. Its not that I am an exceptional athlete or runner, it has just always been extremely important to me that I could do these things. Most importantly I love to be out with my kids and now two young grandsons, running around, playing catch or whatever. During 2006 I gradually realized I … Read the rest
After two hip replacements in 5 weeks, I will hopefully never know more about hip replacement than I do now. Right now I’m 12 days post-op hip #2. Both were the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing, so may not exactly apply to you. So here’s some of the subtle and not-so-subtle things that you should known.
For me, carrying 25 lbs of recycling to the curb was hurting like hell. If you’re 25 lbs overweight, that’s the same as me carrying 50 lbs of recycling down to the curb and then hauling half of it back up to the garage. Sorry, baby; … Read the rest