RDH’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Brooks 2016 Update

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At 8 weeks out (and when my hip is not tired) I feel pretty darn normal physically and mentally – which is great! Having said that I know that there I still have much work to do strengthen the hip and the rest of my surgical leg since it has seen very limited use since surgery…

Takeaways:

* it seems that my doc is more conservative than others requiring 6 weeks on crutches and waiting a year before running or hard cycling that will stress the femoral neck.
* hip feels better right away, though

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New Nationwide Ratings of Surgeons Based on Patient Outcomes

Nonprofit Consumer Group Releases First‐Ever and Only Nationwide Ratings of Surgeons for Patient Outcomes,  Based on Government Data Previously Kept from the Public

New Website Shows that Similar Patients Have Three Times the Risk of Death or other Bad Outcomes with Some Surgeons Compared to Other Surgeons.

www.surgeonratings.org

WASHINGTON—Preventable medical errors of various kinds kill at least 200,000 Americans each year,
making this the third leading cause of death in the United States, six times as many deaths as from auto
accidents. One way to reduce such errors is for consumers to choose the best surgeons. For the first
time 

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SAF’s Hip Resurfacing 2015 with Dr. Marwin and 2003 with Dr. Gross

November 16, 2015 When I had my first done with Dr. Gross nearly 13 years ago, there were no options in the NYC area, where I live. In fact, there were very few surgeons doing the procedure in this country. I was part of the original FDA clinical trials, and was one of the first few hundred people to have resurfacing in the USA. My judgment at the time was that Dr. Gross was the best option. I believe I was right, as he has turned out to be one of the preminent resurfacing surgeons in the world. September 15, Read the rest

SAF’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2003

When I had my first done with Dr. Gross nearly 13 years ago, there were no options in the NYC area, where I live. In fact, there were very few surgeons doing the procedure in this country. I was part of the original FDA clinical trials, and was one of the first few hundred people to have resurfacing in the USA. My judgment at the time was that Dr. Gross was the best option. I believe I was right, as he has turned out to be one of the preminent resurfacing surgeons in the world.… Read the rest

Melissa’s BHR Revision to THR by Dr. Ball 2011

Melissa’s Original BHR Story http://www.surfacehippy.info/melissamartin07.php

The last two years have brought increasing groin pain, instability, and popping/clunking on a regular basis. Two months before my 4th anniversary I became so alarmed at the consistent instability that I obtained x-rays and cobalt and chromium blood tests. Patient advocate, Vicky Marlow, had several surgeons review them for possible causes of my pain and instability. The following are excerpts from the surgeon’s emails:

1. She needs a revision ASAP before the neck on the femur breaks

2. Neck narrowing due to high ions and there will be some acetabular osteolysis at revision. Yes, … Read the rest

Dale Weaver’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Mont 2011

I wanted to take the time out to thank you so much for your informative web site.

A year ago, I was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis and was told that I needed a THR. Well, as a young 45 active male use to being active until the pain took over, I scheduled the THR.

However, when I started researching I came across your site www.surfacehippy.info . That is when I found Dr. Mont in Baltimore, a 2 hr drive up the road. Needless to say, I did my due diligence and watched all of the interview videos and read numerous patient … Read the rest

Wayne Dolly’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Mont 2010

I am a 49 year old state highway heavy equipment operator. I have arthritis all through my body. Over the years my hip gave me some trouble but it would come and go until 2 1/2 years ago when it came and stayed. The pain got worse and worse until I was no longer able to hunt, fish, and on some days,  I was unable to even do my job. The deciding factor was when my wife and I could no longer enjoy our 2008 Yamaha venture motorcycle. The pain was so bad I had to stop every 30 minutes … Read the rest

Maggie’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Mont 2010

One month ago, I lay in Sinai Hospital in Baltimore recovering from bilateral hip resurfacing a la Dr. Michael Mont. I’m a 49 year old active married professional woman 2 kids from Philadelphia with severe osteoarthritis. Your website helped lead me to Dr Mont after failing to find a surgeon I trusted in the Philly area, notwithstanding all our fine orthopedic hospitals/doctors. The three prior surgeons I interviewed were all anxious to replace my young 49 year old hips and recommended against resurfacing, citing amorphous risks of metal ion contamination and osteoporosis fracture risks. I sensed they just didn’t want … Read the rest

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

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