RDH’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Brooks 2016 Update

Read RDH’s Full Story Here

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

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John’s Update 3 years post op Dr. Brooks 2012

January 16, 2016 Coming up on 3yrs for me and I am still very active in competing in triathlons, racquetball! Never had a problem in recovery and there is no way I could stay this active without my BHR! I have sent numerous people Dr. Brook’s way and they have all had similar results. I am glad I found him less than 1hr from me. When I first started to research this procedure, I thought that I would have to travel cross country. Read John’s Full Story HereRead the rest

Doug Ribley’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Brooks 2013

I wanted to share what I believe to be a compelling story related to my BHR procedure. I received my new Birmingham hip 14 months ago from Dr. Brooks at Euclid Hospital (A Cleveland Clinic Hospital) after another physician suggested that I may be a candidate for the BHR as opposed to a total hip. I went through this procedure at Euclid Hospital under the care and direction of Dr. Peter Brooks and his team after returning from a trip to China where I was representing the USA in a team water skiing competition.… Read the rest

Dan L’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing Dr. Brooks 2011

Dan L’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing Dr. Brooks 2011

Update February 24, 2015

I am 3 years and 2 days away from my second BHR and bilat status, doing
incredibly well. Started a regular walking/excercise biking program this winter,
to try and avoid the winter weight gain, and have logged something around 200
miles since December. I continued to heal and get better in year 2 – 3, mostly
on the second hip. I really never notice the hip joints themselves, (well,
except when it is really cold, like most of this crazy February here in the
southern great lakes) but … Read the rest

Steve RBHR Dr. Brooks 2/25/09

I had a RBHR by Dr. Brooks on February 25, 2009 at Euclid Hospital-Cleveland Clinic. It has been about 8 months since my surgery and I divided my experience into categories of chronological order. Before sharing my experience, I would like you to know that I am completely satisfied with the procedure and would recommend Dr. Brooks for anyone considering a hip resurfacing.… Read the rest

Kelly LBHR Dr. Brooks Sept. 26, 2008

About 3 years ago I started to notice range of motion issues; I couldn’t sit Indian style, hard to put my left sock on and I had some pain while walking. I attributed it to my upcoming 40th birthday. It took awhile but I came to find out that I had osteoarthritis in my left hip. About 9 months ago, in March, I knew something had to be done. I have 2 young boys that I wanted to be active with and the pain and lack of flexibility was really starting to interfere with my life.

I was really reserved … Read the rest

Lori Jarosz Hip Resurfacing Dr. Brooks 2007

Hi Pat.. Found your web site and wanted to share my story.

I am a 43 female and had a RBHR on April 16th with Dr. Peter Brooks at the Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital. I will be at 6 weeks on Memorial Day. I have been using crutches since I got home from the hospital and I am hoping to get released to use a cane next week. I have been doing some limping without the crutches and that has been going well but Dr. Brooks also told me no walking. I am hoping to get a release to go … Read the rest

Gale Gault’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Brooks 2007

I had
a RBHR by Dr. Peter Brooks on Dec 5th at Euclid Hospital-Cleveland
Clinic. I was very anxious before surgery thinking of course of all
the potential complications.

I came home to Tallmadge, Ohio (about 40 miles from
Hospital) on Sat afternoon. I was able to complete the tests they want
you to do for discharge. These were mostly demonstrating crutch
mobility. Sat night was very painful and I attribute that to much
activity just getting home and being under medicated.

The first few days were non descript, a lot of snoozing,
some exercises, noticed a lot of bruising, … Read the rest

MT Hip Resurfacing Dr. Brooks 2010

Dr. Brooks performed my LBHR last October 2010 and I am very pleased with the results. I never experienced any pain post surgery: In the hospital, the nurses would ask periodically throughout the day what my pain level was, on a scale of 1 to 10, and I don’t recall ever getting above a 2. I stopped taking percocet (or whatever the prescription pain reliever was) after less than a day, and used only Tylenol thereafter.

Likewise at home used Tylenol, although I did have some aching in my thighs at night for a while (I’m not sure what that

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Bill’s hip resurfacing Dr. Brooks 2008

August 24, 2008

I am post op day 11. I had the BHR done by Dr Brooks at the Cleveland Clinic. Today is the first day I feel somewhat human. My pain has been in the front of the thigh with a lot of cramping type pain in the leg. I am only allowed to put 75% of my weight on the leg for 6 weeks after the surgery. I was surprised to hear you say that you were still on crutches.

I did not do well with the oxycondon and viocodin and have stop using them although I am … Read the rest