…All in all the surgery and recovery has gone very well. I have been very impressed with everyone at Proliance, Dr. Pritchett’s practice, and the folks at Swedish. Plus, I have so much confidence in Dr. Pritchett that I know my surgery was done as well as it could have been done. He is so knowledgeable in this area having worked with one of the original pioneers in resurfacing and then pioneering additional improvements himself. Everyone we spoke to about him offered unsolicited comments of praise. He is a man of few words, but extremely … Read the rest
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