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
BHR Hip Resurfacing with Dr. James Pritchett
I am submitting this journal for those who are contemplating hip resurfacing with Dr. James Pritchett at Swedish Orthopedic Institute in Seattle, WA. I am a 43 yr old male who has been very active all my life. Up until one year ago I was running 5k road races competitively and playing basketball at least three times a week. I have always enjoyed tennis and biking as well. In the summer of 2007 I started to notice left hip soreness/stiffness would occur after these activities and eventually found that I could not participate … Read the rest
April 1, 2012
I’m 37 years old and have been playing basketball once a week for the
last five years or so. In August I started distance running, running 20-25 miles
a week. In October I ran a half-marathon (1 hr. 35 min.) and was really enjoying
running. In November, I started to feel serious pain in my hips after I ran,
then it became persistent. A few weeks of inactivity didn’t help I went to the
doctor, who referred me to Dr. Pritchett (I’m in the Seattle area). In January
he told me that I have dysplasia in both … Read the rest
February 08, 2008
I just got home from my surgery. I was under general
anesthesia because he could find the "spot" (apparently spinals are
very tactile) for a spinal.
Day one was pretty rough for my first round of physical
therapy I could just barely sit up on the edge of the bed. For my
second session on Day one I used a walker and sat in a chair for
awhile. I did not see how I would be able to check out on Friday.
On day two I switched to crutches and we walked around for
Today (day … Read the rest