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29 January 2009 - I underwent Hip Resurfacing surgery with Dr. Vijay C. Bose on September 10, 2007. I am extremely satisfied with the results of my surgery and have returned to an active lifestyle with no residual pain or discomfort whatsoever. Following is a brief history of my condition and how I came to require the services of Dr. Bose and his dedicated team.

I underwent Hip Resurfacing surgery with Dr. Vijay C. Bose on September 10, 2007. I am extremely satisfied with the results of my surgery and have returned to an active lifestyle with no residual pain or discomfort whatsoever. Following is a brief history of my condition and how I came to require the services of Dr. Bose and his dedicated team.

 I am an active 48 year old man engaged in a number of sports that require good hips, including Bicycling, Motocross, Kiteboarding (similar to Windsurfing) and Skiing . I began to experience pain in my left hip approximately 10 years ago. The pain was intermittent in the early years and usually followed vigorous exercise. I was diagnosed with the early stages of osteoarthritis in my hips and was told that I should minimize high-impact sports, lose weight and wait until the pain became intolerable then seek a Hip Replacement Surgery . In early 2005 the pain in my left hip became substantially more acute, to the point that I was walking with a limp at all times, and experiencing almost constant pain.

After several visits to Orthopedic Surgeons based in the U.S., I was told to seek Hip Replacement Surgery. Through independent research on the internet I was introduced to the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) procedure, which appeared to be a better solution for me as a relatively young and physically active patient (there are many reasons for this, but for purposes of this letter I will assume the reader knows of the inherent benefits of BHR over Traditional Hip Replacements for younger patients). As BHR surgery is a relatively new procedure in the U.S., I was encouraged to seek a doctor outside the U.S. who had substantial experience with the procedure. Through the course of my research, the names of several physicians kept appearing as the worldwide “Leaders” in the field, one of whom was Dr. Vijay C Bose. I initiated contact with Dr. Bose in 2005, and sent him a CD with x-ray images of my hips. He indicated that I was a good candidate for the procedure and should seek to obtain the surgery as soon as the pain became intolerable. I waited two more years and ultimately arranged for my surgery with Dr. Bose in September 2007.