When Tony Switzer’s hip was too young for replacement, Dr. Eric Nelson, from Waupun Memorial Hospital, a member of Agnesian HealthCare, suggested hip resurfacing, saving Tony and his wife a hospital trip far away. Now Tony is back in the swing of things after his hip resurfacing and enjoying his favorite activities pain free.
November 27, 2017 Checking in for my eighth anniversary of my hip resurfacing of my second hip, my first one’s anniversary was August 24th).
My hips are now and have been for a long time feeling perfect. I’m grateful for the new life this has given me and the opportunities to both take up old joys and to explore new ones.
I want to thank Pat in particular for providing this wonderful site to people who are seeking and in need. I also want to let the hippies who advised and encouraged me when I first joined, it is a particular kind of relief to find that you are not alone.
There is a truly great benefit from this surgery. It may not be perfect, but it has been so far for me. I’ll be checking in next year with my surgeon to have my …
This month marks 10 Years for my Birmingham hip resurfacing. Surgery performed by Dr. David Palmer at St. Croix Orthopedics. Still going strong with no issues.
My Original Story is Below
November 20, 2010
I am 2 years post. Last November I celebrated my one year BHR by riding the 100 mile Maah Dah Hey trail in North Dakota on my mountain bike in one day. My hip performed flawlessly. This last summer I competed in the Breck Epic mountain bike stage race which was 240 miles and 40,000 ft. of climbing over 6 days. My hip felt great. My Birmingham hip actually felt stronger than my good hip. I met a person at the Breck Epic that had his hip done by Dr. Bose in India back in 2006. This gentleman is the national masters mt. bike champion for his age group (over 50) and he won …
I first met Dr Chris Whately more that 1 year ago. He directly mentioned that I could be a good candidate for Hip Resurfacing. He is from Canada. He took a lot of time to explain everything.
I’ve seen him last week and he explained that he is comfortable with both technics : total hip replacement or hip resurfacing. For my case, he said that I am a good candidate for hip resurfacing : male, young and in good shape.
I can’t remember the name of the device he uses (not BHR), but this is the same that Jean-Claude Vandamme has. Metal on metal and with cement on the femur part. He has used BHR device but prefers the other one, I can’t remember why. He regularly does hip resurfacing and mentioned that some of his patients have been back to Marathon or other sports (skying). …
The Before and After Effects of a Hip Resurfacing Operation:
For more than 2 years I suffered severe pain in my right hip, which arose from a common arthrosis. The pain was so intense that I had to completely forget about undertaking any form of sport, which in turn made me very depressed. I had been a passionate sports person, playing tennis all my life and occasionally other sports like squash, jogging and skiing. In the end walking a short distance was a struggle, even with the assistance of a cane purchased in the hope that it would help relieve some pain. That was the end of 2014 and despite constant pain I hesitated to have an operation. The concept of me as a mid-forty year old sports man, walking around with a total endoprosthesis and the possibility that my mobility would be limited was unfathomable. After reaching a point …