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- Barista’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2012
- Bryn’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2011
- Buddy’s bilateral hip resurfacing Dr. Pritchett 2008
- Buddy’s bilateral hip resurfacing Dr. Pritchett 2008
- Cat Friend’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2016
- Dave’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2015
- Dave’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2015 Update
- David Hodges Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2008
- David’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2018
- Derek’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2017
- Don’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2006
- Dr. Buechel and Dr. Pritchett Discuss Hip Resurfacing 2018
- Dr. Frederick Buechel, Sr. Bilaterall Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2015
- Dr. Pritchett Discusses Hip Resurfacing and Follow Up of 270 Patients
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June 18, 2018
I am a runner and had my Hip Resurfacing by Dr. Pritchett August 2017. Since then I have run 5 10k’s Our running club has a 10k series that my wife and I participate in. I have noticed that I have pretty much steadily improved my time by a consistent 2 minutes each race, they are all chipped timed. it’s getting easier and I hurt less after each one. it’s Kind of weird, but all of a sudden lately, I discovered I can run as much as I like and it doesn’t hurt, at all.
I limped around for a day after running a 1/2 marathon a month ago. This morning I ran 13.5 miles and I feel no ill effects in my BHR leg. I feel a bit tired and just a little sore everywhere else (good), which is normal for me after that distance as …
Published on Aug 7, 2018 – Surgeons prefer Hip Resurfacing rather than THR for their own hip replacement
Hip Resurfacing is difficult. It requires a higher degree of surgical precision, art and talent. Hip resurfacing produces a higher level of functional outcome. Most surgeons do not offer hip resurfacing but they when it is their hip that needs surgery they are more open to the procedure. Polyethylene should be used. Two experienced hip resurfacing surgeons discusses hip resurfacing and what it takes to make it all work out.
Published on Aug 7, 2018
James Pritchett MD discusses the preference his patients have for hip resurfacing compared to hip replacement. No metal on metal implants were included and the follow-up averaged 11 years and up to 26 years. A polyethylene acetabular component with a ceramic or ceramic coated femoral implant was used. 270 patients. This was a statistically valid independent, blinded, paired bilateral study. More than 85% of patients with a well functioning hip replacement preferred their hip resurfacing side because of better function, feel and performance. The risks and survivorship of hip resurfacing compared to hip replacement was also better in the hand of Dr. Pritchett with a long term failure rate of less than 3.5%. The patients average age was 48 and the majority pursued sports and an unlimited life style.…
Back to playing Hockey after Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett.
I was 48 when I received the very surprising diagnosis of arthritis in my left hip. My pain wasn’t that bad at the time so I really didn’t think it was as bad as they said. The first words I heard after my initial X-Ray were “You need a Total Hip Replacement! I was stunned. I thought I had a strained tendon or a torn labrum, arthritis wasn’t even on my radar. One Dr. rated the damage an 8 out of 10! I was in denial and didn’t want to believe it.
After this initial visit I spent about a year going to different surgeons and doing research looking for something other than a Total Hip Replacement. I knew there had to be something more suited to my age and lifestyle. I was in pretty good shape for my age …
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 a very impressive facility with really good nurses and other staff. The same day and next day post-op PT and OT provided at Swedish was very helpful in regaining function in my left leg (following left hip resurfacing). At this point, I can walk shorter distances unassisted and the swelling …
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.
…All in all the surgery and recovery has gone very well. I have been very impressed with everyone at Proliance, Dr. Pritchett’s practice, and the folks at Swedish. Plus, I have so much confidence in Dr. Pritchett that I know my surgery was done as well as it could have been done. He is so knowledgeable in this area having worked with one of the original pioneers in resurfacing and then pioneering additional improvements himself. Everyone we spoke to about him offered unsolicited comments of praise. He is a man of few words, but extremely capable and very much focused on what is best for the patient. He stands head and shoulders above the first two surgeons I consulted about my hip……
April 29, 2017
I have had a bad left hip for almost four years now. I went in for knee pain, and low and behold, I was told it was my hip causing the knee pain. I used to play lacrosse and basketball and run. That all ended about 4 years ago. I was still able to do the treadmill till my right hip started to go as well.
Here is the short version. I almost had a full hip replacement put in January of this year, but 4 days prior to them cutting me, a second meeting with my surgeon revealed that he too thought I should get my hip resurfaced. He did not do such a procedure, but encouraged me to investigate it. But the soft sell was still on to get the full hip procedure done. I ended up cancelling the full hip procedure.
My name is Don Kirk and I live in Fairbanks, Alaska. Last fall I discovered that my right hip would need replacing. I had received an injury to this leg when 5 years old and the doctors used a 4″ long plate to rejoin my femur. After 55 years this plate was overgrown with bone. My local doctor was hot to give me a THR but didn’t want to deal with removing the prior implant that would be in the way of the femoral stem of a THR. I went to Seattle to see a specialist at the U of Washington, but he didn’t want to deal with the implant either. I checked the web on implant removal and found next to nothing, it was during these web searches that I discovered hip resurfacing. Neither doctor even mentioned this to me as an alternative treatment, which disgusted me. When I …