Dustin’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Schmitt 2012

My name is Dustin and I received an LBHR on 6/18/12.  I am 24 years old and have not had anyone to talk to around my age about surgery/recovery from a BHR.

My surgeon is Dr. Schmitt based out of the DMC in southeastern Michigan.

I am now 3 days post op and feeling pretty good. I am home and did really well with PT in the hospital. After the first session they told me I didn’t need to go to PT in the hospital anymore and sent me out. I have been trying to get around as much as … Read the rest

Al’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Schmitt 2010

November 20, 2010

I had my left BHR surgery with Dr. Schmitt on 16-Nov-10 and it went well. I started walking with a walker on the second day and went home on 18-Nov. No too much pain. Incision is healing well.

Today’s is day 5 and swelling is pretty extensive in the area of the operated thigh above the knee though no extensive pain, just discomfort because of swelling. Per Dr. Schmitt’s instructions I am wearing stockings and administer Arixtra blood thinner shots. I am taking 200 mg Advil to reduce swelling.

November 21, 2010

My BHR surgery took place … Read the rest

Jim’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing Dr. Schmitt 2010

June 6, 2010

I’m about to do my LBHR with Dr. Philip Schmitt in metro Detroit. He’s done about 700 BHRs so far, and according to his office he’s got a great success rate – only 6 failures/revisions.

I apparently was born with femoracetabular impingement & have arthritis (10y+ at 41 y.o), and over the last year or so it’s degraded on the left side to where I can’t easily lift the leg up stairs, or do the other stuff ya’ll know full well about. It got down to bone-on-bone, and through my anti-inflammatories & light pain meds, it’s been… Read the rest

Cathy’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Schmitt 2008

May 7, 2008

Tomorrow, May 8th is my big day for a RBHR with Dr. Schmitt at Huron Valley Hospital. I’m a little nervous but looking forward to being more active again, as I’m sure all of us are. I biked 25 miles a couple days ago knowing that it was probably my last decent bike ride for awhile. I want to thank everyone for sharing their stories. You are all an inspiration for me! I was in a serious car accident 32 years ago, at the age of 16. It was one of those life-changing moments. Not knowing that … Read the rest

Deb Podany’s Hip Resurfacing Dr. Schmidt 2008

I had my hip resurfaced Monday morning on June 16th by Dr. Schmitt in Commerce, Michigan. I had been diagnosed with hip dysplasia and had been in constant pain (5-6 on a standard pain scale of 1-10) for months before my surgery. I developed pain in my leg more than a year ago which slowly progressed to groin pain (never occured to me that it was my hip!). What started as a slight limp became more of a lurch as I was literally throwing my body forward to walk! Finally began using a 4-prong cane and then pain began radiating … Read the rest

Deb Podany BHR Dr. Schmitt June 2008

I had my hip resurfaced Monday morning on June 16th by Dr. Schmitt in Commerce, Michigan. I had been diagnosed with hip dysplasia and had been in constant pain (5-6 on a standard pain scale of 1-10) for months before my surgery. I developed pain in my leg more than a year ago which slowly progressed to groin pain (never occured to me that it was my hip!). What started as a slight limp became more of a lurch as I was literally throwing my body forward to walk! Finally began using a 4-prong cane and then pain began radiating … Read the rest

Teri Sinkler LBHR Dr. Schmitt 2007

I’m not really much of an athlete now but my need for hip resurfacing stems from being a gymnast and dancer 25 years (and 25 pounds) ago! I am 46 and enjoy bowling and golf. I did not golf at all this year due to hip pain.

Today marks 2 weeks since my Birmingham Hip Resurfacing on my left hip. The surgery was performed by Dr. Philip Schmitt in Commerce Township, Michigan. I was originally scheduled for a THR with another surgeon back in August but canceled after investigating the BHR technique (among other reasons…see below).… Read the rest

Fuzzy’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Schmitt 2012

anuary 16, 2012

39 year old Male, Married, 1 son-16 months, Having BiLat BHR with Dr Philip
Schmitt…drove 2 1/2 hrs from Kalamazoo, MI to Novi which is 20 minutes from
the hospital…scheduled for tomorrow…noon. Got to the hotel this evening, hit
Bonefish for one last meal…before midnight. Now..about to hit the hot tub and
try not to think about the fact that I going to be put under for the first time
ever and then incised, dislocated,apple-peeled, drilled, hammered…ALL x
2…but all at once so I am thankful for that.

January 19, 2012

Well, it has been almost 48 … Read the rest