My two year anniversary (May, 2011) for the right hip resurfacing procedure
performed by Dr. Cambize Shahrdar of The Orthopedic Clinic in Shreveport, LA
is almost here. I have waited to write this letter until now because of my
skepticism as to whether I would ever be able to walk without a noticeable
limp much less be active – jogging, golf, resistance training – again.
the five years prior to the surgery my activity level dramatically decreased
over a period of time until I was unable to walk 100 meters without having
to stop and sit down. I knew something needed to be done but I was wary of
surgery. I researched and ask for opinions about possible surgeons from many
different sources. One name consistently showed up at the top of the list –
Dr. Cambize Shahrdar.
When I first met with Dr. Shahrdar in the Spring of 2009 I was expecting
to be told that a total hip replacement was the only solution. Too my
surprise, after a thorough examination, Dr. Shahrdar announced that I was a
good candidate for the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing. The surgery was performed
at Willis-Knighton – Pierremont Medical Center in Shreveport in May of 2009.
It is now a year and a half later and I am exercising and playing golf
again – pain free and no limp. Without a doubt the combination of the
surgical procedure and the expertise of Dr. Shahrdar made this possible.
Luke E. Thomas