Hip Resurfacing Round 2

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to share that I completed by 2nd hip resurfacing this past Tues, 11/29 with Dr. Su at HSS.  I had my first one done this past January 2016 and was so happy with the result that I didn’t wait for a complete break down to complete the 2nd.  I’m still hurting a little post surgery but looking forward to 3 to 6 months from now when I can start running, jumping, golfing, and lifting pain free.  If anyone wants to know about the hip resurfacing, feel free to ask me.  Stay hip strong!

With Gratitude,

Damon… (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)

Hip Resurfacing Week 2.5

Hi everyone,

My recovery and rehab is going great. The first week was hanging around the house and resting. I stopped taking the pain killers and just stuck with Tylenol after 4 days.  I had PT at my house which was convenient.  After watching 25 movies. I was bored out of my mind. Week 2 I went back to work on a limited schedule.  I moved from 2 crutches to 1. My range of motion and hip strength is drastically improving every day. I’m on week 3.  Almost done with crutches.  I can walk without them pain free but may need a cane to avoid fatigue and starting to limp. I can’t wait to get back to full time activity. So far, I’m extremely happy with my decision. It’s awesome to walk up and down the stairs without the arthritic ache.

With gratitude,

Damon… (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)

Hip Resurfacing Day 1

Hi everyone,

I just completed a right hip resurfacing at HSS with Dr Su. I’m happy to report my arthritic pain is completely gone. I have some soreness and swelling in the incision area and lower leg. Overall, everything went great. I’m stranded in the hospital for an extra day because of the snow but a little extra R&R is fine by me.  I’ll keep everyone posted on my progress.  Overall, this experience is outstanding!

With Gratitude,

Damon

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Which surgery to pick?

Hi guys,

My right hip is degenerating and the pain is getting worse every week.  I was diagnosed 7 years ago at age 30 with dysplastic hips and got both labrums repaired by Dr. Kelly from HSS.  Because of the arthritis, Dr. Kelly is recommending I get a hip resurfacing by Dr. Suh to avoid the THR due to my age and activity level.  I frequently run, lift weights, swim, crossfit, and bang hard.  Would anyone recommend a doctor in NJ or NYC area for a 2nd opinion?  I’m nervous the hip resurfacing won’t fix the stability of the dysplastic hip and I’ll need a THR too soon.  The hip resurfacing is supposed to last 15 to 20 yrs.  Please email me any experience shares or ideas @ finaldid@hotmail.com.  Feedback or advice is welcome!

Thanks,
Damon… (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)

Damon- Next Steps

Hi everyone,
I just visited Dr. Bryan Kelly yesterday to follow up on next steps.  He feels I’m candidate for hip resurfacing as opposed to a THR because of my age (37).  He said that some of his patients in the NHL have hip resurfacing.  He referred for to Dr. Su who works out of his same practice and of course doesn’t take my medical insurance in network.  I need to follow up with a consult there.  The main concern is my dyplastic right hip has little to no bone coverage in the front and rear so how will the new ‘cup’ seat in the acetabulum.  I guess I’ll find out…

I did get a cortisone shot yesterday at HSS.  My arthritic pain had quieted down but I said what the hell.

Thanks again for all your support!  I found an awesome sprint Iron Man or aquathon in Randolph NJ in August that I plan to attend.

Damon

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Damon- I’m not alone!

Hi everyone,

I just received the results on my MRI on my right hip and it looks like degenerative arthritis.  Coincidentally, I was going to PT to get ‘hip strong’ again and started a very mild exercise routine through Core Performance.  I ended up severely straining my hip.  Quick background on me, I’m 37 years old with 4 children ages 6 to 6 months.  I started to get hip pain in my late 20s after running 5ks.  My doctor told me I had hip dysplasia in both hips my whole life.  I went to Dr. Kelly at age 33 to get athroscopic labrum repair and reshape some of my femoral head.  He told me my right hip was in bad shape.  Needless to say, I continued my normal actives such as Crossfit, jogging, swimming, and biking.  Unfortunately, due to ongoing injuries, I’ve now come to terms my quality of life and bucket list goals are in jeopardy.  I never ran a marathon yet.  I’ve never competed in a sprint iron man.  I’d love to do all these things but feel I need a new hip to avoid getting injured.  I haven’t gone to HSS yet.  My father in law is an ortho (semi retired).  He said I shouldn’t pursue running as the fear of wearing down an artificial hip at a young age.  He had concerns over replacing it too many times.  Does anyone have any referrals to any docs at HSS?  Great meeting  everyone!  I felt so much better after finding this site and reading your inspirational stories.… (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)