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  • in reply to: Scared, very scared….. #10571
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    Dr. Su with HHS Hospital in New York is the best hip resurfacing doctor in the Country. Has done over 4,000. I am so pleased that I consulted with Dr. Su after 3 orthopedic doctors told me that I needed a THR and not to plan on running anymore. I’m 67 years old. Have run a bunch of marathons. Dr. Su resurfaced my hip 5 months ago. I’m recovering nicely. Jogging slowly now. Plan to increase my running after 6 months post op. Have plans to run a half marathon in another 6 months. Dr. Su placed no limits on my running after 6 months. The only downside is that Dr. Su does not accept Medicare, although HSS Hospital does accept Medicare for its part. I highly recommend Dr. Su.

    in reply to: Hip Resurfacing #10636
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    Petemeads, – A running buddy of mine, who got a BHR from Dr. Su, referred me to Dr. Su and has repeatedly urged me to restrain from running for at least 6 months and even longer to give my hip plenty of time to heal. He told me of another athlete who had a BHR but at 3 months post op fell off his bike and broke the head of the femur and had to have a THR. Your running post op is impressive and encourages me. I’m age 67 and on the back side of my running. It will be interesting to see if I can find the desire to train again for longer distances. It is tempting to try at least one marathon and maybe even an Ironman just to see if I can do it again after the BHR. We’ll see. Best wishes, CMC

    in reply to: Hip Resurfacing Surgery last week went well #11970
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    It’s now been 14 weeks since the surgery, a little over 3 months, and I am extremely pleased with my progress. Yesterday I walked 6 miles on a treadmill. The past week I’ve walked 28 miles. No discomfort. My gait is getting stronger. I’ve also biked 40 miles last month and swam about 2 miles. I feel strong enough to run now and occasionally will jog on the street or treadmill to test my hip. But I quickly remind myself that I’m in this for the long haul and want to wait 6 months after surgery before I start running again. I am quite confident that I will one day run a marathon again and even another Ironman Triathlon.

    in reply to: Hip Resurfacing Surgery last week went well #11969
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    Dr. Su was recommended to me by a fellow runner/triathlete. I was already scheduled for hip replacement surgery when my friend heard about it and contacted me. My friend said do not get hip replacement surgery because you will never run again. I had not heard of hip resurfacing before. So I Googled the name of Dr. Su and read about him. I telephoned Dr. Su’s office and scheduled an appointment. I flew to New York City and meet with Dr. Su. I was very impressed with Dr. Su. He assured me that hip resurfacing was a safe procedure and that I could run as much as I wanted after hip resurfacing surgery. I was persuaded. Dr. Su said he has done about 4,500 hip procedures, both hip resurfacing and hip replacement. Dr. Su said I was a candidate for resurfacing because my femur bone was in good condition. I am 67 years old. Dr. Su performed hip resurfacing surgery on my right hip on January 20, 2017. It’s now been 14 weeks since the surgery, a little over 3 months, and I am extremely pleased with my progress. Yesterday I walked 6 miles on a treadmill. The past week I’ve walked 28 miles. No discomfort. My gait is getting stronger. I’ve also biked 40 miles last month and swam about 2 miles. I feel strong enough to run now and occasionally will jog on the street or treadmill to test my hip. But I quickly remind myself that I’m in this for the long haul and want to wait 6 months after surgery before I start running again. I am quite confident that I will one day run a marathon again and even another Ironman Triathlon.

    in reply to: HipRunner Running Logs #15134
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    What distances did you run the races at 7 months?

    in reply to: HipRunner Running Logs #17596
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    What distances did you run the races at 7 months?

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