Dan L’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing Dr. Brooks 2011
Update February 24, 2015
I am 3 years and 2 days away from my second BHR and bilat status, doing
incredibly well. Started a regular walking/excercise biking program this winter,
to try and avoid the winter weight gain, and have logged something around 200
miles since December. I continued to heal and get better in year 2 – 3, mostly
on the second hip. I really never notice the hip joints themselves, (well,
except when it is really cold, like most of this crazy February here in the
southern great lakes) but do get occasional muscle soreness/stiffness in the
area. Staying active and exercising, and getting up from my desk job
periodically during the day avoids most issues.
I would do it over again in a heartbeat, and would recommend it to anyone who is
a candidate. I would add that anyone considering resurfacing should also plan on
a regular exercise program as part of the ongoing life changes, something I
should have done years ago. I plan on keeping these as long as possible, and
avoiding weight gain, and additional load on the implants, seems to be something
that really makes a difference.
With a great surgeon, and support of everyone here at surfacehippy.info, fixing
broken hips is a no-brainer.