On the 13th of March I had a BHR done in Chennai by Dr. Bose. I would like to give feedback regarding my observations and experiences while there.
I left Cincinnati, OH on 3-7, arrived Chennai, India 3-9. I flew business class and cannot imagine anyone doing otherwise. I would highly encourage anyone with the means to do so to fly business class.
I entered Apollo Specialty Hospital on 3-12, a day before surgery. They ran a series of tests, EKG, blood, urine analysis, etc. I spoke briefly with Dr. Bose and some of … Read the rest
dearest pat, my deepest gratitude to you and many others involved in surface hippy and others that are not i.e. surgical table reps. various surgeons thru out the world —drs. rogerson, dr. bose, de-smet, dr. hansen, matta, brown, the south carolina dr. for being a pioneer in resurfacing (cant remember his name) Dr. Bala, and others i’m not remembering this moment, and my deepest gratitude has to go to dr. raphael klug. I had bilaterla hip resurfacing done feb. 24-2007. I managed to get off all narcotics by about day 11 or 12 … Read the rest
Main Category: Arthritis News
Article Date: 12 Jun 2007 – 0:00 PDT
Howard shuffles slowly into his physician’s office, complaining of persistent pain in his right foot. An examination reveals that his foot is fine, but that he has a pinched nerve in his neck and that’s what is making his foot hurt.
Meanwhile, a few blocks down the street, Mary Ann limps into her doctor’s examining room, almost in tears over the relentless ache in her left knee. It turns out that both of her knees are in perfect shape. The … Read the rest
Early-stage research has found that a new gene therapy can nearly eliminate arthritis pain, and significantly reduce long-term damage to the affected joints, according to a study published in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatism. While the study was done in mice, they are the first genetically engineered to develop osteoarthritis like humans, with the same genetic predisposition that makes some more likely to develop the disease, the authors said. If all goes well with a follow-up study currently underway, researchers will apply to the U.S. Food and Drug … Read the rest
Ruth Ziegler– Ballet Teacher with Bilateral Resurfacing
Date of Surgery: April 6,2006
Surgeon: Harlan Amstutz, Head Joint Replacement Institute Los Angeles, CA
Hospital: Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, CA
Prior to surgery:
I noticed a stinging tightness in both hip joints after dancing, probably since I was about 40 years old. It always went away with normal rest. I had full range of motion, strength, endurance, etc. and so I thought this was what everyone felt after taking class or performing. I really didn’t have any significant pain or limitations until early in 2005, when things went "downhill" extremely … Read the rest
It was 7 months as of the 15th of June. (that I had my hip resurfacing with Dr. Su) I celebrated by doing the Mt Washington running race on saturday the 16th. just a 7.6 mile jaunt up Mt Washington in New Hampshire with a 4650 ft ascent. Finished in 1:43:32 Good for 243 pl out of 900+ other crazies doing this. It was 13 minutes slower than my time in 1999 but I guess the mountain has gotten steeper in the last 8 years.
I don’t consider myself in the same catagorie as Corey or Floyd, so all of … Read the rest