If you are considering hip resurfacing surgery, you may be wondering what your experience will be like. To assist those that will have the surgery after them, several of my patients have graciously offered to share their experiences in this forum.
Please stop back for more journals. Also, if you would like to share your experiences, please let our staff know!
Michael Kornemann – July 2012
Journey with this patient as his pre-op anxiety about hip resurfacing surgery melts away after his procedure.
Jon Kriegel – February 2012
Read why this patient chose Dr. Rogerson rather than the Mayo Clinic to do his hip resurfacing.
Elisabeth Karpov – 2012
Read what Elisabeth has to say immediately following her right hip resurfacing surgery while she was at HipHab for post-op PT.
Richard Swatek – 2012
Read a letter of praise that Richard wrote to the Executive Director of Capitol Lakes- where HipHab takes place!
Debbie Witthun – July 2011
Read how grateful this patient is after having bilateral BHR hip resurfacing with Dr. Rogerson.
Peter Stremlow – June 2011
Read recommendations for post-op BHR hip care from a 30 something year old active male.
Jon Uttech – June 2011
Read how happy this patient is after finding Dr. Rogerson to agree to do his right hip resurfacing.
Brian Huckstorf – February 2011
Read how a young ER doctor progressed from the hospital through HipHab following his hip resurfacing.
Judy Donald – 2010
After having bilateral BHR hip resurfacings by Dr. Rogerson in 2010 and 2011, Judy is back walking her dogs pain-free!
Jeff Feck – November 2009
Jeff shares how his BHR resurfacing has allowed him to enjoy the great outdoors with his family.
Bob Vetter – 2009
Read how well Bob is doing after his left hip resurfacing in 2009 despite his right hip arthritis.
William Hartmann – March 2008
Bill shares his story of his active lifestyle and how the Birmingham hip surgery allowed him to continue being active.
Mary and Arne Haavisto – March 2008 and September 2008
Mary writes in to thank the team for Arne’s dramatic improvement since his surgery in March.
Denise Glaser Malloy – February 2008
“I feel like I have my life back and will never take walking for granted again.”
Dale Mitchell – March 2008 and June 2008
Dale shares his engaging story of how he felt prior to surgery, his surgical experience and how he’s doing three months following surgery.
Mario Fishman- March 2007
Read how Mario became an Ironman triathlete AFTER his hip resurfacing by Dr. Rogerson
Burt Lindquist – November 2007 and January 2007
Burt shares techniques that helped him during recovery, and shares some inspiring photos taken less than a year following surgery. Note the photo of Burt above, iceclimbing 8 weeks following surgery!
Rhonda Yngsdal-Krenz – November 2007 and December 2006
Rhonda shares her HipHab experience, and how she dealt with headaches and heartburn after surgery. She also shares her thoughts 9 months after her surgery.
John Roach – November 2007
Madison personality John Roach shares how his resurfacing surgery has changed his life, one year after the experience.
Curt Witte – November 2007
Curt shares his experiences following surgery, and how it helped to have a full team.
Michelle Gregory – November 2007
Michelle from Portland, Oregon shares how much she’s progressed in the weeks following surgery.
Marc Vaage – July 2007 and July 2006
Marc shares how it feels to have the surgery at the age of 38, and how he’s doing six months later.
Gus Endl – April 2007
Gus discusses his stay at HipHab, and why it was so much better than going directly home.
Jill Kranz – December 2006
Jill shares the powerful emotions she experienced several months before her surgery and when her surgery had to be delayed due to heart issues. Travel with her throughout the journey.
Gary Sasinowski – Fall 2006
Gary writes six months after his surgery, sharing his experiences and the progress he’s made.
Jim Duffy – Fall 2006
Jim writes a detailed, engaging journal tracking his progress over the course of the first month.
R.D. Boschulte – April 2007
R.D. writes about the journey, nine months after hip resurfacing surgery.
Geri Stenstrup – Early 2007
Geri shares a full overview of what led up to her surgery and how she was faring several weeks after surgery. She also shares some thoughts about Dr. Rogerson’s team and how they relate to their patients.
Cathi Klepac – February 2007
Cathi writes about her apprehension of the procedure, and how the staff reassured her throughout.
Paul Reynolds – February 2007
Paul shares his overall impression of the hip resurfacing staff, and his surgery.
Ron Lavack – February 2007
Ron traveled from Taylor, Michigan for his surgery. He shares why his surgery after SuperBowl Sunday was a success, and also shares the highlights of his hip resurfacing experience.
Rick Owen – January 2007
Rick’s journal focuses on his entire surgery experience, and what led up to his decision to have the surgery.
Rusty Sunde – December 2006
A great overview of Rusty’s HipHab experience.
Marcia Klun – October 2006
A brief overview of Marcia’s HipHab experience.
Deb Olson – November 2006
Deb shares her HipHab experience and how she dealt with some issues after surgery.
John Welch – September 2006
John kept a detailed log of his pain levels and progress throughout the months following his surgery.
Scott Holmes – September 2006
Scott shares a summary of his HipHab experience, and also shares what it’s like to work with Dr. Rogerson’s office team.
Rich Hall – September 2006
Rich provides a good overview of the progress he made in the week following surgery.
Lou Ann Roloff – August 2006
Lou Ann’s journal focuses on her experiences at HipHab.
Gale Bahe – June 2006
Gale’s journal provides a brief overview of her experience at HipHab.
Victoria Kassner – June 2006
Victoria was Dr. Rogerson’s first patient, and the second patient in the nation, to have a hip resurfacing procedure after FDA approval.