Jay’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Crofford 2011
February 26, 2009
The quick is I am a 41 yr old Male, I need a RBHR, I think. My Injury was in Iraq 2003. The fracture was called a ‘pulled grion’ by Air Force medical folks. My hip really degraded very fast from lack of knowledge, improper healing and I continued to try to do the things I did.
My VA doctors are only wanting to THR but….claiming they do re-surfacing….. but who tell me how many they have done and with who or where they trained.
I am in Oklahoma, with zero doctors listed. the closest guys are in Ft. Worth and have over 600 combined.
VA in other parts of the US do out-source this to the correct specialists.
April 7, 2011
I have read this blog for a long time and on April 8th, I came to ‘ the other side’ .
So far, So good, Off the walker, no hip pain, just crutches for balance. Im 6’4" and still really stiff.
I had a TON of fear with this procedure. Not to mention an UP HILL battle with OKC VA Medical Center that was not interested in whats best for me. There is a lot of twists with my story, but now its DONE, and I’m soo happy.
So, for me, I’m really off of the pain killers, walking a bunch, and trying to get my life back.
I have 2 small boys, 8 and 5, who do it all; basketball, hockey, soccer, golf…….. so not being active with them was a killer.
Dr. Crofford @ Texas Hip and Knee, was great. Easy to talk to and that group may be the most experienced group in the South-Central area of the US.
Operation was at The Plaza Medical Center, Ft. Worth. Just an A+++ for how I was treated from start to finish !!
I’m in Oklahoma, and there is really only 1 ortho who does these, but completed less than 50 I think ( Dr. Tupper), maybe more.
I am excited about the future ! Flying, Cycling, Coaching my kids in Hockey and Basketball, playing golf and just not walking like a
gangster ! Pimp Limp as my brother says.LOL
I’m a 44 yr Male, 6’4" , long athletic life, now looking forward to a bright future !
August 13, 2011
I’m 5 months post-op, and I am on a 1 time in the AM Voltaren, and I am pretty happy with the minimal dose.
It helps get me moving in the mornings and during the day. I do not want to do any more than that.