Since the surgery, I no longer limp and almost feel as good as new.
I had surgery to resurface my left hip in March 2005 at the age of 39. I was extremely active for my entire life. I was a gymnast in high school and started running in college. I continued to run after college and started teaching high impact and step aerobics.
I did high-impact type cardiovascular exercises for 2-4 hours per day, 6 days a week. After 10 years of wear and tear on my hip, I couldn't run anymore and limped when I walked. I began road biking because it didn't hurt. Eventually, even road biking hurt.
I thank you two every time I use this hip.
I hope you and Dr. G fully realize how you change lives for the better. What a calling you two have, and how well you answer the call. As for me, it’s spring in New England, and in the past week I have biked 60 miles, ridden two horses 10 miles (or so) and – yes – run 4 miles on a very soft surface. I thank you two every time I use this hip.
- Laurel M.
Every step I take now in the canyons, I thank my lucky stars I found you guys.
This is the Grand Gulch in Southeastern Utah. There is wonderful ancient rock art and beautiful cliff dwellings to be seen. It was a cold day with the temps in the 30's. The hip gave me NO problems, especially since I was carrying a bunch of gear and food in my pack.
My friend took this picture of me. Every step I take now in the canyons, I thank my lucky stars I found you guys. All the sounds and sights seem to be more enhanced when you are given a second chance.
- Shelly P.
I climbed [this mountain] 120 days after my 2nd hip resurfacing surgery.
This picture is from the top of Mount of the Holy Cross which is 14,005 feet. I climbed it on August 25, 120 days after my 2nd hip resurfacing surgery. It was a 12-mile hike and 5,700 vertical feet in elevation gain. I felt great and know that I couldn't have done it with those old hips. You guys are awesome and I will continue to send anyone I know that needs help to you.
- Cam B.
Hip Resurfacing Patient
Two years after the procedure, I now play tennis several times a week, with no joint pain whatsoever.
I can't tell you how indebted I feel to Dr. Gross, Ms. Webb, and Midlands Orthopedics for restoring my active lifestyle. I had always been active - biking, skiing, tennis, lacrosse, etc. But, starting in 2002, I began to develop severe osteoarthritis in my left hip, and I was soon unable to run; even walking was painful.
I thought I was faced with a choice of a total hip replacement, which - since I was in my 50s and used to being active - didn't appeal to me at all, or increasing doses of pain medication, which didn't really help very much.
Fortunately, I found out about hip resurfacing and made arrangements to come to South Carolina for that procedure.