Update May 27, 2017 – I’m sharing my story because I know that there are others who are experimenting with what it is possible to accomplish physically with resurfaced hips. I have been a life long runner, although the only official race I ran was the Marine Corp Marathon in 1987 at age 30, time 3:14. I was running 7-9 miles on mountain trails when I first felt the hip pain in 2005. I just “ran through it.” I finally went to a doctor in November 2010 and the X-rays showed that both of my
…All in all the surgery and recovery has gone very well. I have been very impressed with everyone at Proliance, Dr. Pritchett’s practice, and the folks at Swedish. Plus, I have so much confidence in Dr. Pritchett that I know my surgery was done as well as it could have been done. He is so knowledgeable in this area having worked with one of the original pioneers in resurfacing and then pioneering additional improvements himself. Everyone we spoke to about him offered unsolicited comments of praise. He is a man of few words, but extremely … Read the rest
December 21, 2016 – Well I am eight months out and did a jog/walk for 1.5 miles yesterday. That’s the first time I have jogged in 8 years. My HS hip felt great. I had some joint pain in the non HR hip after running, but not bad today.
I am feeling it in the muscles today as expected. I miss running, so I am going to introduce it back every other day.
Amazing these HR components feel so natural. I never get why Dr.Gross told me I might not like the feel of it.… Read the rest
Just posting for my (almost) 6 month post-surgery mark (I used 24 weeks because it came quicker :-))
Bottom Line: I couldn’t be happier.
To go back a year ago and recall all the hobbling and pain I experienced while trying to remain active, and then compare to how I feel now is simply hard to imagine. I’m doing activities that I haven’t done in *years*. I ran on the track a few weeks ago and did a little more than a 9 minute mile. I know that’s not too impressive, but in years past it
Published on May 15, 2017 Peter was a familiar face at The McMinn Centre when he came for consultation on his troublesome right hip last year. At the start of his media career, Peter worked for Mr McMinn as his Media Manager for several years. Diagnosed with Perthes disease at age 5, Peter knew what it was like to live with hip problems so found employment in an area of interest. Now at age 33, the pain became too much and there was only one place Peter was going to go resolve it…… Read the rest
At 8 weeks out (and when my hip is not tired) I feel pretty darn normal physically and mentally – which is great! Having said that I know that there I still have much work to do strengthen the hip and the rest of my surgical leg since it has seen very limited use since surgery…
* it seems that my doc is more conservative than others requiring 6 weeks on crutches and waiting a year before running or hard cycling that will stress the femoral neck.
* hip feels better right away, though