Skiers & Snowboard

Vinny Torretta Dr. Macaulay BHR 3/26/07

I was a 5-mile/day runner for 28 years, I ran a ½ marathon with plans to run the full NYC Marathon and I participated in touch football and softball until the age of 42.  I was very active for most of my adult life, never thinking that these activities would adversely affect my health.  I was forced to reduce my activity level due to the pain in my left hip and knee.  When I was 57, the pain was so intense that I went to an local orthopedic surgeon in 2004 who recommended a full hip replacement along with the caveat that I should wait until I’m 70 so that I don’t have to have it done twice.  That said, I proceeded to learn to ski at Jackson Hole WY even though I couldn’t walk without a serious limp.


Mark Baer – Skiier, 5/09/08, Dr. Edwin Su **VIDEO**

"I think you've 'hit the mark' that Vicky was referring to in her post to you, unless there's another "Mark" who skied (VERY gently - long story - not recommended) less than 4 weeks out of a LBHR with Dr. Edwin Su who works out of the Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC.


Shelly Perlmutter – Skiier, 9/06/06, Dr. Thomas Gross **VIDEOS**

This is me mountain biking near Dolores, Colorado today near where I live. A great singletrack with some great hill climbing and downhills. Hip works as any normal hip should work. Don't even think about it. Getting in the last warm days before Old Man Winter starts covering the trails with the white stuff.


Steve Lee - LBHR 9-29-08 - Dr. Su **VIDEO**

Steve Lee’s Left Hip Resurfacing Story

I am 55 years old and reside in Douglas, Alaska. I recently had a Left Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Device (LBHR) installed by Dr. Su at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City on 9/29/08.


Bill Frink, 1/16/09, Dr. Klug **VIDEO**

I recently viewed the February 2009 interview that Vicky Marlow did with Dr. Klug from the Roseville Kaiser facility and wanted to add some comments about my story and how deeply Dr. Klug cares about his patients. And of course how good of a technician he is. Here is my story.

I knew Dr. Klug was the right doctor for me within five minutes of my first appointment. The video interview is very informative but it does not capture Dr. Klug's warmth, his complete confidence in treating his patents with the absolute best care, and his views on the medical profession. Dr. Klug is young but he is definitely old school. And what I mean by that is that he truly practices medicine to help people. And because he is good at what he does. Something that often lost in this modern world of medicine.


Jean Schmit 06/03/08 Dr. Rubinstein **VIDEO**

Young Mother with Hip Dysplasia & Osteoarthritis
June 3, 2008 Dr. Rubinstein

In the fall of 2002, I was feeding my one- year-old son a bottle before bed, and I noticed a deep burning sensation in my left hip.  We had been doing yard work that day, and I chalked it up to too much edging of the mulch beds in the yard.  I iced that hip, took it easy, and waited for the pain to subside.  The following year I noticed that when I was teaching classes and I would rotate about the classroom, that if I stepped a certain way, I would get a ‘twang’ sensation in my hip, and then the deep burning sensation would soon follow.


Alan P - LBHR 10/31/08, Dr. Su

Started running to lose weight July of 2006 at the age of 47.  I was an overweight couch potato who never was athletic, however enjoyed bike riding, sailing, kayaking and snowboarding.  The last time I ran was at age 16 during soccer practice.  The furthest was about two miles and used to feel ill after that.  By the summer of 2007 was up to four miles six time a week,  bike riding about 12 miles four or five times a week and swimming 1/2 to 3/4 of a mile four times a week.  I had completed the Red Cross life guarding class and was contemplating doing that a few times a week. I had lost 55 lbs. Towards the end of that summer felt hip pains and stiffness, figured some type of "itis" but not arthritis.