Published on May 27, 2014 – Hip Replacement in her early 30s. My activity level is better than ever. “Since having my hip resurfaced, there really isn’t anything I can’t do.”
Dr. Buechel shares information about his bilateral hip resurfacing by Dr. Pritchett on December 15, 2015.
Dr. Pritchett and Dr. Frederick Buechel, Sr. renowned orthopedic Surgeon, implant designer and innovator, also discuss hip resurfacing and history of polyethylene resurfacing. This is a very interesting and informative video.
December 23, 2014
I’m 33 years old. I was an active mountaineer and runner through most of the 2000s but developed severe chronic deep aching in both of my hips (right-side much worse) in late 2008 and was diagnosed with FAI (cam) -caused osteoarthritis.
I ended up having bilateral hip arthroscopies with Dr Sampson in SF mid-2009. The left hip was relatively straightforward (femoral neck resection to “fix” the cam FAI and labral repair). There was only minor articular cartilage damage and it’s holding up reasonably well to this day (it’s not a perfect hip, but I only have occasional … Read the rest
In the Winter of 2009, my left hip failed on a trail run. I spent the next 6 months trying to figure out what was wrong. After going through several rounds of Seattle doctors, I found Dr. Pritchett. He told me I needed to have my hip replaced. I started crying in his office. He explained hip resurfacing to me as I explained I have been a runner for 30 years and a serious rock climber for 25.
In August of 2009, he resurfaced my left hip with a BHR. My recovery was stellar. I started rock climbing after 6 … Read the rest
…The former NBA star underwent a resurfacing of his right hip on Dec. 21 at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, an injury he attributed to the “55,000 minutes” he played in a storied 19-year career.
“I feel great,” Kidd said. “Everything went well with the surgery. I’ve been around the team of late, for the shootaround and also for the game with San Antonio.
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 hips were bone on bone, though … Read the rest
March 31, 2015
Thanks to all that have posted on this site. It has been a great resource for me while taking this journey.
I am 40 yrs old and 5 days post op from HR on right hip with Dr Gross. After reading through the site I realized that everyone has different recovery’s so I really didn’t set any expectations for myself. Surgery went well, doctors, staff and hospital were excellent. I was in the 12:00 slot so I was in the hospital bed until 9:00am the following morning when the nurse came in to get me up, walk … Read the rest
January 9, 2015
We’re now home in Dallas after a Biomet hip resurfacing with Dr Gross. It was an uneventful surgery and Dr Gross is expecting a “normal” recovery after which I will have no restrictions.
The pre-surgery appointment was incredibly enlightening. He blames most failed resurfacings on mal-placement of the acetabular cup. I know we’re all familiar with the problems associated with “edge loading” the components. We discussed all of the issues that I had, and before we were done, I was 100% certain that I’d made the right choice in choosing him.
I woke up in recovery pain … Read the rest