Well, after watching this board on and off over the last four painful years, I finally had my right hip resurfed by Dr. Gross on Sept. 5, 2007. I want to tell everyone that my pre-op and OR experience were beyond belief. I used to be an RN and I have never seen a team of medical providers so compassionate and just plain nice.We stayed at the Courtyard by Marriott in the parking lot of the hospital. Being the first case of the day we thought it would be easier. Two or three minutes after arriving they came to take
RASR April 2007 Dr. Antoniou Canada
Richard from Nova Scotia Antoniou RASR April 10 2007 I’m a new 69 year old surfacehippy that was in pretty good shapebefore the operation and am now 10 days post op in Montreal. Staples were removed yesterday and I’ll be returning to Nova Scotia tomorrow.
At the outset I have to say that I think I read too many stories of surfacehippies who with few problems and little pain were walking without aids and back to a normal life within weeks. My recovery hasn’t been so smooth or quick, and part of the mental
7 Year Update – December 18, 2016
Seven years and three months post op for a Right BHR.
Have had no issues. Blood metals are now decreasing. Could not be happier. I wrote an article post op, seven years ago detailing my then short but successful journey. I am now back mountain biking and have no issue completing 60-70 km per ride.
My surgeon, Dr. Lawrence Kohan (Sydney/Australia) did an amazing job, and all of his forecasting has been accurate.
I highly recommend him and his anaesthetist Dr. Kerr for their pre and post operative … Read the rest
Familiar face Jim Jenkinson, star of the McMinn Centre Recovery Video series, has come back to see Mr McMinn to have his other hip resurfaced.
Jim had a right sided Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) in 2010 and we followed his immediate and longer term recovery process in a series of four videos:
In this video, Jim gives us an update six years following his BHR and why he has come back to have his left hip resurfaced…
I am just over 2 weeks post op from second half of Bilateral. The first week was definitely a challenge. I took the pain pills before I felt I needed them and that worked great, not much pain to deal with. I was a little unprepared for how useless my legs would be, a good deal of swelling even with the ice machine. I guess the big downside from Bilateral is not having a good leg to help out. I defintely questioned the wisdom at first but now I’m sure it was the right way to go. When I first… Read the rest
My name is Don Kirk and I live in Fairbanks, Alaska. Last fall I discovered that my right hip would need replacing. I had received an injury to this leg when 5 years old and the doctors used a 4″ long plate to rejoin my femur. After 55 years this plate was overgrown with bone. My local doctor was hot to give me a THR but didn’t want to deal with removing the prior implant that would be in the way of the femoral stem of a THR. I went to Seattle to see a specialist at the U of … Read the rest
BHR Hip Resurfacing with Dr. James Pritchett
I am submitting this journal for those who are contemplating hip resurfacing with Dr. James Pritchett at Swedish Orthopedic Institute in Seattle, WA. I am a 43 yr old male who has been very active all my life. Up until one year ago I was running 5k road races competitively and playing basketball at least three times a week. I have always enjoyed tennis and biking as well. In the summer of 2007 I started to notice left hip soreness/stiffness would occur after these activities and eventually found that I could not participate … Read the rest
February 22, 2017
February 22, 2017 – I just concluded my ten year follow up and I am happy to report that all is well. My daily workouts regularly include treadmill and bicycling. I look forward to continuing the enjoyment of my pain free mobility for years to come. Hopefully, for the rest of my life!