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
December 21, 2016 – Well I am eight months out and did a jog/walk for 1.5 miles yesterday. That’s the first time I have jogged in 8 years. My HS hip felt great. I had some joint pain in the non HR hip after running, but not bad today.
I am feeling it in the muscles today as expected. I miss running, so I am going to introduce it back every other day.
Amazing these HR components feel so natural. I never get why Dr.Gross told me I might not like the feel of it.… Read the rest
Just posting for my (almost) 6 month post-surgery mark (I used 24 weeks because it came quicker :-))
Bottom Line: I couldn’t be happier.
To go back a year ago and recall all the hobbling and pain I experienced while trying to remain active, and then compare to how I feel now is simply hard to imagine. I’m doing activities that I haven’t done in *years*. I ran on the track a few weeks ago and did a little more than a 9 minute mile. I know that’s not too impressive, but in years past it
It was 3 years ago this month that I was officially diagnosed with OA and told to go home and take Advil and return in 10 years for a THR. Thank God for this site and Dr. Gross — this site allowed me to have hope and to intelligently research and discuss my options for HR. 3 months after my diagnosis I was having my right hip resurfaced and then 5 months later my left. I have had a wonderful recovery and don’t give my hips a second thought anymore — except to sing the praises of my surgeon and … Read the rest
September 3, 2012
I’m 5 days post op now and feeling remarkably well. I feel much better than I thought would. I want to thank everybody for thoughts and encouragement . I dont want to get ahead of myself . I need to realize there will probably be some difficult times with recovery.
September 4, 2012
Dr. Gross said surgery went well. But I knew better to say I was feeling remarkably well, because in 24 hrs I had horrible problem with my stomach due to meds, it was probably the narcotics talking for me earlier. I’m just doing Tylenol … Read the rest
DoB 13 Sep 39, Right Hip Resurface, no cement, steel/molybdenum on 17 Oct 12. By Dr Gross, Columbia, SC, Age when operated on = 73. Current age 75. Back to full range of activity – running, bicycling, skiing, etc.
Developed osteoarthritis, hip mobility limits and pain at age 67 in 2007. Drs told me I would probably need hip replacement. I asked when and they told me I would tell them. I changed cardio activity from running to biking and did more stretching and resistance exercise. As time passed I was progressively more limited in activity and unable to … Read the rest
I just had a right hip resurfacing from Dr. Thomas Gross in Columbia, South Carolina and wanted to provide some step by step information that could help future recipients manage their trip, hospital experience and recovery process in a more knowledgeable manner. I am a nurse and that may give me a little different perspective that may be useful. Anything I mention is only a suggestion and may not work for everyone, but the more information you have the better decisions you can make for yourself. Some of this information will be applicable to people traveling to other Physicians and … Read the rest
March 25, 2009
I just turned 56 years old and am by no means a fitness model (and probably somewhat embarrassed about how little I have to show for how much I have worked out , but I have been physically active most of my life with running, biking, swimming, skiing, hiking, yoga and weight lifting. Well up until about a year ago, when my left hip suddenly became as sore as my right hip, which had become sore and stiff about seven years ago. I was able to compensate and refused to let it slow me down, but now … Read the rest
June 30, 2009
I am here in South Carolina with Dr. Gross at the hospital. It is Tuesday today. I had the right hip resurfaced at 9am yesterday. Tomorrow, I will have the left leg resurfaced at 3pm. Thanks to all the folks who have published comments and given feedback on this site. It is incredibly useful for setting expectations and getting a feel for what is going to happen next. My thanks to all you great posters!
I am 44 years old, and am in good to great physical shape (except for the hip area!). I learned about Hip … Read the rest