saying hello on the eve of my ten year
anniversary. In early 1998 there were fewer than 40 resurfacings in the
U.S. and of course no surfacehippy group or knowledge base. My thanks
to Keith and all you posters.
A former runner, I had been crippled with OA for
a decade and needed crutches just to stand more than 2
minutes. Dr. Amstutz said he’d only seen one or two more diseased
hips in his career. I placed a lot of trust in him and it sure paid
off. I was riding the life cycle 5 days post-op and skydiving 7 weeks
post-op (not doctor approved). My other hip was resurfaced by the
good doctor early in 2004. I moved to the Palm Springs area 19 months
ago and took up competitive tennis, both singles and doubles and
have won a couple of local tournaments. Other than airport security
delays, I couldn’t be happier.
Dave C+, Dr. Amstutz, L 3/24/1998, R 2/12/2004