Six and a half months following BHR surgery, Bill H. successfully completed the 26.2 mile Twin Cities Marathon.
His recovery progressed rapidly through the rehabilitation, both in the hospital and at HipHab.
"I was lucky to come across Dr. Rogerson's website in my search for the best hip surgeons. Upon meeting with Dr. Rogerson and follow-up research, I quickly determined and decided the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Rogerson was the best choice for me. It was less invasive and would allow me to continue to remain athletically active in all of my pursuits, such as show water-skiing, marathon running, cross country and downhill skiing, biking and hunting. I had the Birmingham hip surgery performed on 3/31/2008. My recovery progressed rapidly through rehabilitation both in the hospital and HipHab. Six days after surgery I no longer needed crutches and continued on with regular walks. After six weeks, I began to build up my cardio with workouts on the stairs and elliptical machines. After my 6 month examination, I was released to start running, but I only had 2 weeks until the marathon. With the endurance I had built up, I successfully completed the 26.2 mile Twin Cities Marathon 6 months and two weeks after my hip surgery in 5 hours and 43 minutes. Since then, I have run a marathon in each of the 2 subsequent years, each year increasing the overall pace and reducing my time to 4 hours and 32 minutes in 2010." -Bill H.
Update: At the end of 2014 Bill had logged 6,967 running miles and 334 cross country ski miles. Now that is impressive!