Yes, Jim, Im in Seattle. Im predicting Im going to use Dr. PRitchett,
and will probably call him for my first appointment in a few days. I
saw a specialist 3 years ago, but he doesnt do resurfacings, just
replacements. Im not sure when I will get my resurfacing. I may be
good for a while longer - but thats why I want to see a resurfacing
specialist now, to know one way or another.
--- In surfacehippy@
> If you're in Seattle, I'm curious who your doc is? I had a pre-op
> consultation with Dr. Pritchett, and we discussed materials of the
> devices at length. He has a lot of stats on the early failures, and
> most were materials related.
> I did a lot of homework, and he appears to be by far the most qualified
> resurfacing doc in the Pac NW...many very positive testimonials from
> this site to his credit.
> Good luck! Jim
> --- In surfacehippy@
> > --- In surfacehippy@
> > >
> > > Hi All,
> > > I am wondering about the pros and cons of the various approved hip
> > > resurfacing devices (Birmingham, conserve, etc). I am in the process
> > > of choosing a hip resurfacing specialist (Im in SEattle). Also, Ive
> > > come across a reference to Doctor Thomas Veil (spelling?) at UCSF
> > > is in the process of getting approval for his design modification to
> > > the Birmingham hip. Anyone know what that modification is?
> > >
> > > Cheers, Nelson
> > >
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