My Hip Saga started many years ago. I am a life-long athlete. I played three sports in high school. I then went on to play Division 1 Field Hockey on the way to earning a degree in Physical Education and Health. I always lacked flexibility in my hips and shoulders. During my Junior and Senior years I had multiple orthopedic surgeries on both my shoulders for dislocations and rotator cuff tears. I remember my hips being vaguely bothersome at times but never severe enough to seek out medical help.
Surface Hippies: At Vicky's request, I am writing this report of my experience with metallosis in my resurfaced right hip, and my subsequent revision. By revision, I mean having my acetabular cup replaced, thus retaining my resurfaced hip.
In 2005 I went to see Dr. Bose in Chennai India and it was without a doubt the most positive experience I have known. I am from Vancouver. B.C. and the doctors here said a THR was the only option at my age of 65.
Initial resurf surgery in May 2008: Recovery went well. First 10 days were uncomfortable but after that progress seemed to be steady. I did a mini sprint triathlon 4 months post surgery and felt great.
I was almost 55 at the time of I had my right hip resurfaced in 2005 and had it done locally in Plymouth, Devon. Because I had private medical insurance through my employment, I was referred to a surgeon at the local private hospital who suggested that resurfacing would probably be a better option than THR for me as I was still relatively young.