I would love to get the word out that there is
absolutely no reason to try and endure that kind of pain for
so long for absolutely no reason.
Just the bare bones outline: I’ve been pretty active and
fitness minded since my teenage years, and never really lost
my enjoyment of exercise and activity.
Maybe just a few short weeks after I turned 35 I started
noticing a throbbing pain in either of my hips at different
times of the day. These pains grew progressively more severe
Eventually (over a year after it first started) the pain led
me to the doctors office. I was told I had Femoral
Acetabular Impingement, so a little arthroscopic clean-up of
my hips was performed. The Dr. who did my artho-procedure
told me both my hips were completely absent of any cartilage
whatsoever due to the way they had been shaped and my
activity level, and that it was just a matter of time before
I needed replacement. So, I ground out another agonizing
year before finding this website and a list of Dr.’s to
boot. It seemed like the holy grail of what I had been
hoping for, something to stop the pain but wouldn’t limit my
activity level too severely after the procedure.
I found Dr.
Stefan Kreuzer, Memorial Bone and Joint in Houston, and made
the appointment to see him. Dr. Kreuzer reassured me that I
had the worst hips he had ever seen on a 38 year old.
my left hip done on 2/9/2011 and here I sit on 2/14/2011
writing this wishing time would jump forward 3 months so Dr. Kreuzer could get to my right hip.