I had my right hip resurfaced on Aug. 30, 2011 at age 59. I’m three weeks into it and doing ok. Dr. Pritchett used a hybrid mix of a Stryker X3 acetabular component with a BHR femoral component.10 years ago, as I walked briskly with my best friend on our daily excursion through the neighborhoods of Seattle, I began to notice that after 15 minutes of walking I began to favor my right leg and I limped a bit. It felt odd and uncomfortable. Marg said that I had a “hitch in my get along”. I was relatively young
I am 5 weeks out from left hip resurfacing surgery (conserve plus) by Dr. Pritchett (Seattle, WA). I started physical therapy a couple weeks ago. The therapist suggested an upright stationary bike with the seat raised so as not to exceed the 90 degree restriction.
Only in last week or so has the swelling in my knee decrease to the point where I have more than very limited movement. Previous to last week, I could only minimally (less than 10 degrees) deflect my knee joint.
The physical therapist I am going to suggested a “foam wedge” (approximately 12″ tapering to … Read the rest
I am 33 and had a LBHR done by Dr. Pritchett this winter. I too have skied all my life……backcountry, resort, heli, halfpipe, terrain park, all of it. I’ve heard of people retiring to ski after hip resurfacing, but not necessarily at a high and aggressive level.
I was 33 when I had my first on 12/23/08 and 34 when I had my second on 12/23/09.
December 22, 2009
Just got out of the OR recovery room a few minutes ago from my second BHR with Dr. Pritchett in Seattle, exactly one year to the day from my LBHR. The
Shabbis’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2014
October 20, 2014
I am a 41 year old male with FAI and HOA in both hips. I was diagnosed in 2012 and was told by a local ortho here in Portland that I would need a THR in both hips and to go as long as I could before getting it done. I felt that wasn’t a good enough answer and started to look for other options. I then discovered this site.
I used to be an avid runner (about 45 miles a week) and I surf, ski, road and mtn bike, … Read the rest
January 6, 2015
I had my RBHR done yesterday morning by Dr Pritchett. Yesterday was really encouraging for me. Post-op pain was easily managed and boredom had me begging for a PT by late afternoon and I got my wish granted around 6 pm. Got some exercises done and did a short walk around my room and a longer walk down the hallway with him, then later that night and even longer walk with my nurse, all with a walker. I never sleep well in hospitals and last night was no exception…got mire than usual but lessentially than an hour … Read the rest
Jim Turk’s Acetabular Cup Revision of Hip Resurfacing by Dr. Pritchett 2013
My initial resurfacing had an alignment issue, causing noise (audible squeaks, pops, etc.). Over the course of my first 18 months, the situation deteriorated, and I finally got a blood test done. Sure enough, I had very high metal levels. Damn…metalosis! I needed a second surgery on my newly repaired hip.
I consulted with my surgeon (Dr. Pritchett in Seattle), and he was confident that I could get a revision done to my resurfaced hip and get good results. I agonized over whether to go this route or … Read the rest
Bryn’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2011
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In March 2010 I found out that I simply had bi-lateral OA from a not-so-helpful Dr. that said nothing about impingement, femoracetabular impingement (FAI), potential treatment options,…eventhough he was looking at my x-rays during the exam. Sadly I walked out of there thinking that my active lifestyle was over at the ripe old age of 41. He said, “I’m not trying to sell you a new hip” and then handed me a thin booklet on THR. “Get on the hip train to local ortho clinic and get yourself … Read the rest
Matt’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Prtichett 2014
September 6, 2014
I had my right hip resurfaced on August 12th 2014 by Dr. Pritchett in Seattle WA. Things are going pretty well for me but I don’t know whether or not I may be pushing things too fast. I don’t have good success listening to my body about my limitations so I’m hoping you all can give me some guidance.
I was told I could bear weight on my hip as tolerated. Well, I can tolerate a lot so I stopped using crutches on day 8 and have been walking without … Read the rest
Evan’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2014 July 23, 2014 After some lurking and the recent decision to get a BHR, I have decided to step up and introduce myself. I am 46, male, married, two kids (7 and 5). I have never been a fierce competitor in any one sport, but I have always been active and in decent shape. I have scheduled a BHR for my left hip with Dr Pritchett in early September of this year (2014). It’s been confirmed now for a little over a year that I have FAI on both hips with moderate OA; … Read the rest