I had a bilateral hip resurface on Jan 3rd 2011 Dr. Barber, Kaiser /
Oakland, CA he is very nice and a good surgeon. I am doing well and
on no med’s since Jan 23 rd except Advil . I had hip displaysia in
both sides. Now I’m straight and even and balanced for the first
time in my life. It was a weird feeling at first.
Sleeping is my
main issue and my right side is weaker than left. There’s also so
much difference in what some PT’s let you do than others. I
have Kaiser and my visiting PT is very cautious and doesn’t want me
to overdue it till I see arber on the Feb 4th and then get his
approval . I’m off to Costco today to walk, the floors are good
there for the walker!! Maybe after seeing Dr. Barber, I will do pool
therapy. Thanks Again for web-site, Rebecca
I saw Dr. Barber on Friday Feb 4th and had my x-ray’s which are
beautiful. I was very happy and he was very happy, too at how I was
doing. He had me walk and moved my hips and they were great, no
pain. My right side has more weakness and he gave me some exercise
for it. The left is the rock star. I’m off all restrictions with the
use of caution not to go to fast with things and will see him in 3
months. I have chosen to stay with the walker till I get the right
stronger, I really want to have a normal gait and not walk side ways
I have been reading a lot and have only been worried about
fractures as I’m a 5’2" 134 lb woman, not small bones though. Dr.
Barber told me not to worry it since all looked good and it would
have happened by now. I have always been good with vit C, omega’s
with vit D, and calcium , iron. So I’m hoping these hips last.
Some history is in 2002 I hurt myself moving a bed on my knees,
moved to the right and heard a pop and had a lot of pain. Went to
Dr. and was told I had bilateral hip dysphasia!! Missing 3/4" off
cup side, anyway was a big surprise to me , I was 42 and had 2 kids
and always been active. My insurance disputed how I didn’t know and
did a search back to birth. I had never had any problems, with
back or hips or any joints, so they had no case of existing
problems. Looking back it was so good I didn’t know, I really lived
well with it.
In 2004, I went to Dr. Mont and he did bone grafting, on right it
was good for awhile and then left and right both started with
problems water cysts and just really bad pain. I saw Dr. Barber in
June 2010, and he gave me Melixicam, that was wonderful, really was
better. Then on Oct 13th 2010, I was in CT visiting to see
daughter, I was hit in my rental car on freeway and spun twice in
road and slammed backwards in to cement abutment, lucky to be alive.
Then came back problems, which as I was told by all Dr’s I saw would
not get better till my hips got fixed because of my gait and
weakness in hip area. I saw Dr. Barber again on Dec 23rd 2010
did pre-op. I had my bilateral on Jan 3rd 2011. I was in hospital 4
days walked to bathroom end of 2nd day, had some pain but not a lot.
I was weak and my blood pressure was on the low side and was even
lower because of meds. It took awhile to get moving. I kept
ice on hips and it really helped. I only had swelling once really on
left above knee. I was on warfrin 3 weeks and teds just came off.
That’s the long and short of it.