57 year old male here. December marked my one year bilateral BHR operations with Dr. Schmitt in Commerce, MI. In short, this is was a wonderful method to reduce hip pain and improve mobility! My hip pain is down a great deal, so much that I’v never taken an ibuprofen or other OTC pain pill since my early operations recovery! Yes, my pain is reduced that much:) Further, I’m back to running between 3-6 miles per week. My pace is slowed, my range is shorter, my stamina is reduced, but all of these are slowly but steadily improving as time … Read the rest “Joe’s Hip Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Schmitt 2018”
December 22, 2016 – I am a 4 yr Anniversary BHR here in Michigan. My Dr. was Phillip Schmitt. I am an Electrical Lineman. I climb utility poles and on a daily basis never even think about my BHR. Am totally happy. I had my Family Dr. CK my metal counts last visit. And is super low.… Read the rest “Steve’s 4 Year Anniversary Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Schmitt 2012”
My name is Dustin and I received an LBHR on 6/18/12. I am 24 years old and have not had anyone to talk to around my age about surgery/recovery from a BHR.
My surgeon is Dr. Schmitt based out of the DMC in southeastern Michigan.
I am now 3 days post op and feeling pretty good. I am home and did really well with PT in the hospital. After the first session they told me I didn’t need to go to PT in the hospital anymore and sent me out. I have been trying to get around as much as … Read the rest “Dustin’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Schmitt 2012”
November 20, 2010
I had my left BHR surgery with Dr. Schmitt on 16-Nov-10 and it went well. I started walking with a walker on the second day and went home on 18-Nov. No too much pain. Incision is healing well.
Today’s is day 5 and swelling is pretty extensive in the area of the operated thigh above the knee though no extensive pain, just discomfort because of swelling. Per Dr. Schmitt’s instructions I am wearing stockings and administer Arixtra blood thinner shots. I am taking 200 mg Advil to reduce swelling.
November 21, 2010
My BHR surgery took place … Read the rest “Al’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Schmitt 2010”
I’m about to do my LBHR with Dr. Philip Schmitt in metro Detroit. He’s done about 700 BHRs so far, and according to his office he’s got a great success rate – only 6 failures/revisions.I apparently was born with femoracetabular impingement & have arthritis (10y+ at 41 y.o), and over the last year or so it’s degraded on the left side to where I can’t easily lift the leg up stairs, or do the other stuff ya’ll know full well about. It got down to bone-on-bone, and through my anti-inflammatories & light pain meds, it’s been… Read the rest “Jim’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing Dr. Schmitt 2010”
May 7, 2008
Tomorrow, May 8th is my big day for a RBHR with Dr. Schmitt at Huron Valley Hospital. I’m a little nervous but looking forward to being more active again, as I’m sure all of us are. I biked 25 miles a couple days ago knowing that it was probably my last decent bike ride for awhile. I want to thank everyone for sharing their stories. You are all an inspiration for me! I was in a serious car accident 32 years ago, at the age of 16. It was one of those life-changing moments. Not knowing that … Read the rest “Cathy’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Schmitt 2008”
I had my hip resurfaced Monday morning on June 16th by Dr. Schmitt in Commerce, Michigan. I had been diagnosed with hip dysplasia and had been in constant pain (5-6 on a standard pain scale of 1-10) for months before my surgery. I developed pain in my leg more than a year ago which slowly progressed to groin pain (never occured to me that it was my hip!). What started as a slight limp became more of a lurch as I was literally throwing my body forward to walk! Finally began using a 4-prong cane and then pain began radiating … Read the rest “Deb Podany’s Hip Resurfacing Dr. Schmidt 2008”
I had my hip resurfaced Monday morning on June 16th by Dr. Schmitt in Commerce, Michigan. I had been diagnosed with hip dysplasia and had been in constant pain (5-6 on a standard pain scale of 1-10) for months before my surgery. I developed pain in my leg more than a year ago which slowly progressed to groin pain (never occured to me that it was my hip!). What started as a slight limp became more of a lurch as I was literally throwing my body forward to walk! Finally began using a 4-prong cane and then pain began radiating … Read the rest “Deb Podany BHR Dr. Schmitt June 2008”
I’m not really much of an athlete now but my need for hip resurfacing stems from being a gymnast and dancer 25 years (and 25 pounds) ago! I am 46 and enjoy bowling and golf. I did not golf at all this year due to hip pain.
Today marks 2 weeks since my Birmingham Hip Resurfacing on my left hip. The surgery was performed by Dr. Philip Schmitt in Commerce Township, Michigan. I was originally scheduled for a THR with another surgeon back in August but canceled after investigating the BHR technique (among other reasons…see below).… Read the rest “Teri Sinkler LBHR Dr. Schmitt 2007”