October 3, 2016 – I just wanted to give an update as I have just completed a Spartan Beast two weeks ago. It was 16+ miles in Killington, Vermont, 30 obstacles, and 7000 ft vertical. Tons of up and down and very hard on the joints. The hip has held up well, never really give it a thought anymore except for certain movements when I stretch. Sprinting is not my friend either. My knee was the only problem I had toward the end of the race. I had my right hip resurfaced by Dr. Gross … Read the rest
1 1/2 Year Update May 8, 2017
The short version is that everything is going well. I am running every other day up to 10K. My paces are getting faster. I swim four times a week and my strokes feel more natural and fluid, including the undulation of breaststroke and fly. I walk, lift, bend, jump, leap, do all the things a person does in every day life without a thought about my hips. There are still niggles and weaknesses and I do warn security of my metal hips when I go through a metal … Read the rest
October 8, 2015
I am 7 weeks out from surgery and it is just starting to hit me that my life is going to change soon – hopefully for the better. I read some of these stories how people got their lives back and are now doing things they have not done in years. I hope to be one of these people.
You only got one shot at a Hip Resurfacing. I could have got this done sooner and closer to where I live if I would have chose a different DR. I chose DR Gross because of his experience … Read the rest
Michael Puertas has been playing squash for three decades, racking up an impressive record. Then three years ago, pain in his right hip began to wake him up at night. He knew surgery was inevitable but he didn’t want to give up squash…
…Dr. Robert Barrack suggested an alternative to traditional hip replacement called hip resurfacing…
…Ten months after the surgery, Michael Puertas won the U.S. national 40-plus squash championship…… Read the rest
…Danny Witt was 28 when he first found out he had arthritis in his hip. The Ponte Vedra Beach tennis coach learned to live with the pain, but it progressively became worse.
Now at age 43, he opted for a unique approach (hip resurfacing) with Dr. Brett Frykberg, orthopedic surgeon at Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute, that would allow him to keep more of his own hip bone as opposed to a total hip replacement…
…”Hip resurfacing unlike total hip has no restrictions. Once recovered, people can return to normal activities such as running, biking, swimming, hockey and … Read the rest
April 20, 2016
Hey there hippies, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted here, mostly because my new hips are doing so well I rarely think about them. My left hip is now 13 months old, my right hip 15 months, and both are doing great.
This past weekend I returned to skydiving, with a couple jumps and no problems. Tomorrow I’m going on a couple days backpacking trip, and in two weeks I’m running a 5K. Pain is infrequent and only occurs in short bursts at the edges of my ROM, likely from my femoral neck catching an edge of … Read the rest
April 27, 2016
So happy with having had this done. Like most, scared beforehand. But what a year. I am so happy, I’m loving it, and could shed a tear of joy.
I’m rowing as much as I want, running a bit now too, fit, well, oh and golfing as much as I want too. And walking the dog every day. As well as career and family of course. Where previously the day after golf I was sore and it limited me, no more. So running around playing with the kids … no problem whatsoever.… Read the rest