October 14, 2011 Two weeks today with a Biomet resurfacing of Right Hip. Currently an airline pilot, and have been running forever. I have a history of OA in knees with surgery on each knee for meniscus tearing/fraying. Hip was never more than a stiffness issue, or so I thought. Very uncomfortable following a half marathon race in March 11. Did not resolve so did lots of stretching and 2 months of PT since one ortho only found moderate OA. Got worse to the point of spasms in the muscles around the hip, and despite a round of bilateral cortisone … Read the rest
March 27, 2011 I am 56 years old and I just had my HR done with Dr. Gross (March 23) and there were a couple of surprises. The first surprise was that I now have one leg (mildly) longer than the other.
The other surprise was Dr. Gross’ comment that only about half of his patients will reach a point where they will not notice the device at all. He stressed that a metal device was going into your body and the wonder was that so many could forget it was there.
Mac March 31, 2011 I got some clarification … Read the rest
November 23, 2009
I’m now a hippie for one week. Here’s my story.
11-13 Met with Dr. Gross and Lee Web. Lee Webb said my left hip was one of the worst limitations of movement she had ever seen. 11-16 Day of surgery. The worst part by far is the anticipaction leading up to this day. We arrived at 8:00 am and went smoothly into admisson. They started an intravenous and got oxygen going. I was given some sedative that calmed me down nicely. I was also given anti-nausea meds that worked perfectly as I never once felt sick. I … Read the rest
Stepping Out by Dee Grider is an article about her hip resurfacing experience with Dr. Gross 2012 and why hip resurfacing is better than a total hip replacement.
Her article can be read here:
April 16, 2009 I am just over 2 weeks post op from second half of Bilateral. The first week was definitely a challenge. I took the pain pills before I felt I needed them and that worked great, not much pain to deal with. I was a little unprepared for how useless my legs would be, a good deal of swelling even with the ice machine. I guess the big downside from Bilateral is not having a good leg to help out. I definitely questioned the wisdom at first but now I’m sure it was the right way to go.… Read the rest
March 29, 2008 I am just 3 weeks post op of having my right hip resurfaced by Dr. Gross in Columbia, SC. I don’t have any nightmare stories nor have any bad press for Dr. Gross’s procedure. Actually my experience has been very good and am recovering rapidly.
I am already walking unassisted around my house with little limp, mainly out of fear, though I still use the cane when walking laps around my big drive way in the country and have worked up to over one half mile already. Last week I did experience a deep “stone bruise” or … Read the rest
June 11, 2008 I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis at 28. I had uncemented resurfacing by Dr. Gross in May at the age of 35.
I had hip resurfacing with Dr. Gross on May 14. I’m 4 weeks post op today. I have been very happy with Dr. Gross. I was a little worried about hip resurfacing since it is a newer surgery. After talking to Dr. Gross, there was no doubt in my mind that I wanted him to be my surgeon. He spent a lot of time with me answering all of my questions. Every part of the process … Read the rest
January 31, 2012 I am walking over 3 miles per day with my cane at 3 1/2 weeks post-op, feeling sore and my mind is running. I also don’t like meds. I am a Dr. Gross patient.
February 11, 2012 I am doing stretches where I let gravity be my “force.” I was severely limited in my ROM prior to surgery, so the muscles and tendons want to spasm now that my joint can move more. I was 4th in NC tri series AG in 2008 prior to my last injury which led to surgery, so I do understand wanting … Read the rest
Update May 24, 2016
I have taught and coached high level skiing for 46 years, the past 8 years on my resurfaced hip. Dr Gross encouraged me to ski on it, and I started skiing at six months post surgery. I have heard of people rarely having trouble with THRs when skiing; dislocations, femoral fractures. I have many friends including instructors, ski patrollers, and students who ski with THRs, and they are advised to stay away from moguls. However, I have never heard of a person having problems from skiing with a resurfacing. I am not sure that pounding icy … Read the rest