In April, 2007 I was in a head on collision with a drunk driver. My femur was jammed into my hip and began a progressive deterioration of my hip joint. As the pain increased and mobility decreased, I went through medication and injection interventions.
By 2010 I was walking slowly, using a cane, every step was agony. My active lifestyle was long gone and I finally took the step of visiting Dr. Westrich at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Westrich recommended the minimally invasive hip resurfacing operation, which was performed in December of 2010. Two months later I was my old self again. I had absolutely no pain. I was back at the gym 3 days a week, hiking, canoeing, and enjoying my wife and two children as a young father should. I was no longer crippled.
These days I forget that I ever had a hip problem. There is absolutely no pain, no complications, and I have complete mobility. I can't recommend Dr. Westrich and HSS enough, and whenever someone tells me about hip problems I tell them about my wonderful experience in New York. Please share my story with anyone who is interested. I would be happy to talk to anyone who is considering this operation, or treatment with Dr. Westrich at HSS. Sincerely, Dr. David Gelber