November 21, 2009 I am from the UK and had my left hip resurfaced on 3 November by Mr T.M. Abuzakuk . I have no PT sessions (NHS system for you) and don’t see my consultant again until 6 Jan. I have been given no exercise’s to do, Called hospital and they said they would send something, but after 3 further calls I have given up. I have found the Phase 1 exercise program on this site, but was woundering how much additional bending and stretching I can safely do. I can walk about 1 mile with elbow crutches and … Read the rest
September 10, 2010 I had my left hip surgery on Tuesday of this week. I had many questions prior to the surgery. My advice is to find a good medical team and trust in them to do their job. I think that I tried to anticipate every thing that could possibly happen. In essence I suffered from analysis paralysis. This created more anxiety than was necessary. So much so that I was ready to cancel even in the waiting room on Tuesday morning. No question that this is a major surgery and everyone needs to find a comfort level, but … Read the rest
July 29, 2011 Had my consult with Dr. Su on 7/20 and all went well. Found him to be extremely intelligent, likable, approachable and compassionate. Thanks to you all he said I had surely done my research in asking the right questions and voicing my concerns. All pointed to me being the “perfect candidate” for the BHR…wonder if I’m alone with that status.
He was booked for surgery dates through the end of December, but I’ve already been bumped up twice to my currently scheduled 8/29. Thank you all again for alleviating some of my anxiety leading up to this … Read the rest
I am almost 5 yrs post op on my right hip. At 6 months post op, I started back with a little running, never intending on getting back to the 20-25 miles a week I had been doing before the pain stopped me. Dr Clarke told me some running is ok but progress slowly and don’t do marathons. It felt so good to run pain free and as time went on I got more confident that nothing was going to go wrong with this hip.
Fast forward a little and in the last 3 yrs I have run my first … Read the rest
I’m 51 and have bilateral from Dr. Bose 2010 and 2011.
These are some notes that might help anyone going into the hip repair project. Story starts in 1999, after doing a gym competition, which involved spinning at 150+ RPM for about 7 minutse; to win a track suit (never collected) my hips became very stiff. Ignoring this for a year, did a long triathlon in Japan, with a marathon at the end – reasonable runtime but sore in bad way.
After this, went to the doctor, assuming I’d pulled some muscles, the x-ray identified primary osteoarthritis in both hips. … Read the rest
February 11, 2011 So, today is my big day. We woke up at 3:30 a.m. to get showered and dressed for my 5:30 check-in at Thornton Hospital at UC San Diego.
Most everything has gone very smoothly and I can’t say enough good things about the doctors, nurses, and staff here. I was fully prepped and in the OR by 7:30 a.m. A few minutes of bantering with the surgical team is all I remember before waking up in recovery at 10:30 a.m. with a new left hip. At this point I am truly amazed at how easy this has … Read the rest