Michael Broder Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Vail 2003

Update:  11/14/07 Michael reports no problems with Wright C+ resurfacing (3/31/03) at 4 years, 7 1/2 months April 6, 2010

I am a diagnostic radiologist in North Carolina.   I joined Yahoo Surfacehippy over 8 years ago.   I just passed my 7th resurfacing anniversary. Like most surfacehippys, I really don’t think about my hip much doing my daily activities.   My scar is barely noticeable, range of motion is fairly normal.   I am repeating my updated story below. I am a non-athletic but active person. Avid snow skier, traveler, gardener. Developed osteoarthritis in left hip only and after 4 years could only … Read the rest

Steve Dana Hip Resurfacing Dr. Vail 2008

Thank you so very much for your website – I’m grateful for the quality and organized delivery of the information available here – I plan to return to the site in just a few minutes, provide a donation, and buy a fun t-shirt. There is nowhere else to go for the comprehensive information, authentic real-life stories, and descriptions you and your contributors provide here.

I’m scheduled for unilateral hip resurfacing in just a few days, the 23rd of September, and have been surprised to find so little about Dr. Thomas Vail or UCSF (University of California at San Francisco) on… Read the rest

Christine’s Bi-lateral Hip Resurfacing Dr. Vail 2008

I had a bi-lateral hip resurfacing November 25, 2008 with Dr. Tom Vail at UCSF in San Francisco. As a 60 year old energetic and athletic woman who loves hiking, sports and kayaking, I wanted to regain my life.

For the last 6-8 years I have been unable to walk more than a mile without pain so hiking was out of the question and many other sports and activities became difficult or impossible. After much research I decided to go with Tom Vail as he has done a lot of surgeries ( I didn’t want to be a guinea pig!) … Read the rest

Moira’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing BHRs 12/22/09 & 7/21/09 Dr. Vail

Dr. Vail is such an amazingly skilled surgeon and lovely gentle, humble human being that I would give him the highest recommendations to anyone considering a BHR or THR. Dr. Vail has performed bilateral BHRs on me and I am a new woman thanks to him!

I had my left hip resurfaced by Vail 6 weeks ago, on December 22nd, 2009, and I just came back from a weekend in Tahoe, snowshoeing, swimming and otherwise moving around easily on my new hips. Dr. Vail resurfaced my right hip just 5 months before, on July 21, 2009. I was 48 when … Read the rest

Christine Bi-lateral Nov. 25, 2008 Dr. Vail

I had a bi-lateral hip resurfacing November 25, 2008 with Dr. Tom Vail at UCSF in San Francisco. As a 60 year old energetic and athletic woman who loves hiking, sports and kayaking, I wanted to regain my life.

For the last 6-8 years I have been unable to walk more than a mile without pain so hiking was out of the question and many other sports and activities became difficult or impossible. After much research I decided to go with Tom Vail as he has done a lot of surgeries ( I didn’t want to be a guinea pig!) … Read the rest

Austin M Bilateral Hip Resurfcing Dr Vail 2008

March 13, 2008

My doctor is Thomas Vail at UC San Francisco. My doctor is planning to use
the Depuy ASR.  Have read what I could find on your great site from bilats
and it’s all feeling good. The rehab really doesn’t seem much tougher, but I
keep thinking I must be missing something!

April 13, 2008

Just completed what seems to be a very successful bilateral resurfacing. Have
been essentially pain free since the operation, taking one Percocet to help me
sleep for a few nights and moving to Tylenol after about 5 days post surgery.
I’m now 11 … Read the rest

Michael BroderHip Resurfacing Dr. Vail 2003

April 6, 2010

I am a diagnostic radiologist in North Carolina.   I joined
Yahoo Surfacehippy
over 8 years ago.   I just passed my 7th resurfacing
anniversary.
Like most surfacehippys, I really don’t think about my hip
much doing my
daily activities.   My scar is barely noticeable, range of
motion is
fairly normal.   I am repeating my updated story below.… Read the rest

Steve Dana Hip Resurfacing Dr. Vail 2008

Thank you so very much for your website – I’m grateful for
the quality and organized delivery of the information available here – I plan to
return to the site in just a few minutes, provide a donation, and buy a fun
t-shirt. There is nowhere else to go for the comprehensive information,
authentic real-life stories, and descriptions you and your contributors provide
here.

I’m scheduled for unilateral hip resurfacing in just a few days, the 23rd of
September, and have been surprised to find so little about Dr. Thomas Vail or
UCSF (University of California at San Francisco) on … Read the rest

Christine Bilateral Hip Resurfacing Dr. Vail 2008

I had a bi-lateral hip resurfacing November 25, 2008 with Dr.
Tom Vail at UCSF in San Francisco. As a 60 year old energetic and athletic woman
who loves hiking, sports and kayaking, I wanted to regain my life.

For the last 6-8 years I have been unable to walk more than a
mile without pain so hiking was out of the question and many other sports and
activities became difficult or impossible. After much research I decided to go
with Tom Vail as he has done a lot of surgeries ( I didn’t want to be a guinea
pig!) … Read the rest

Moira Bilateral Hip Resurfacing Dr. Vail 2009

Dr. Vail is such an amazingly skilled surgeon and lovely gentle, humble
human being that I would give him the highest recommendations to anyone
considering a BHR or THR. Dr. Vail has performed bilateral BHRs on me and I
am a new woman thanks to him!

I had my left hip resurfaced by Vail 6 weeks ago, on December 22nd, 2009,
and I just came back from a weekend in Tahoe, snowshoeing, swimming and
otherwise moving around easily on my new hips. Dr. Vail resurfaced my right
hip just 5 months before, on July 21, 2009. I was 48 when … Read the rest