I have been an avid biker for many years. In the latter part of 2009 I
getting pain in the left hip area. It was moderately annoying during
biking and quite severe
while walking. My primary care MD ordered radiographs and I was found to
have severe arthritic degeneration of the left hip and early
degeneration on the right. I
consulted with several orthopods in my area and they were quick to
recommend hip surgery
with a rod down my leg.
I had heard of Dr. Sharat Kusuma through a mutual friend. He actually
trained with the innovators of the Birmingham Resurfacing technique in
Birmingham, England. I had the preliminary radiographs, blood work and
scan in Florida. I flew up to Columbus, Ohio on a Monday, had the
surgery on Tuesday, was up and walking on Thursday, and flew back to
Florida on Friday.
The experience was wonderful. I was told what to expect, saw
computerization of his placemen technique and was made to feel very
comfortable about the whole procedure. Dr. Kusuma is truly a gifted
individual. My discomfort was minimal and on Monday I was back at work
doing root canals. My office happens to be on the 2nd floor and I had no
problem with the stairs.
The Only downside was that he would only
allow me on a training bike for a few months before again getting on the road.
He was awesome and I was so impressed that I returned before the end of the year
to get the right side done. Wasn’t experiencing any pain but why postpone the
inevitable. By the way, I turn 73 next week on the same day as my 50 year