July 21, 2018 – Back on the Mats, my hip resurfacing story
March 16, 2017
I am a 61 y.o. woman with “bone on bone” osteoarthritis of my left hip and a chronically low white blood cell count. My recent research indicates that metal-on-metal resurfacing (like with BHR and Biomet devices) poses additional risks for folks with autoimmune disorders like me. So, I am considering meeting with Dr. Pritchett to discuss the suitability of the Synovo ceramic coated device.
April 28, 2017
I am one very happy patient. Dr Pritchett instilled confidence every step of the way and I found him to be warm and caring. Swedish Institute, where he operates, is … Read the rest
In July of 2006, a month before my wedding and in the first year of my thirties, I thought I pulled a muscle in my thigh. I let it drag on for about six months, continuing my usual recreational activities of golf, softball, and ice hockey. Finally in January of 2007 my wife forced me to see a doctor as my pain had progressed to significant locking in my hip, shooting pain down my leg and an all encompassing discomfort with all activities and sleep.
This is when I learned, at age 31, I had no cartilage in my right … Read the rest
June 17, 2017
I had L resurfacing done by Dr. Gross 5/10/2016. Of course everyone in my city (Austin, TX) advised me against it, even a ortho here in town that does them. Well it’s true that he couldn’t do my surgery anyway bcs I’m a tiny female. But once I read about Dr. Gross, I knew the trip to South Carolina would be worth it. So far my recovery has been entirely uneventful, thank goodness, because I’m going on vacation to China tomorrow. I just got my 6week followup xray (looks fine by my eye, I’m a radiologist, but … Read the rest
Jim’s Hip Resurfacing Story. Male, 64, healthy & athletic, low BMI (22.2), normal bone density
I had my left hip resurfaced on September 6, 2017 by Dr. Gross in Columbia, SC. So far, easy. I flew in from southern CA. Today is post-op day-4 and so far I’ve had no issues. All went according to plan: minimal discomfort (2-3 on scale of 10), some expected swelling, and two brief episodes of nausea. Other than that, not much to report. I am still on narcotics but only 1/2 ration. I plan to be completely off narcotics day 5.
As expected, I … Read the rest
June 24, 2017
I am 4 days LBHR/Pritchett post-op and doing well. I have and am continuing to document my story here. Other’s stories helped me so much pre-surgery, I am hoping to pay it forward. Feel free to contact me directly if you have anything you want to discuss about HR, surgery, travel for surgery, etc.