Discover what our patients have to say regarding their office visit, surgical experience or recovery process. We also encourage our existing patients to share their own experience!
- Right Hip Resurfacing
I suffered for three years with horrible right hip pain, had a right hip resurface 1/03/2011 left the hospital two days later walking with a walker for one day. I then used a cane for three days walking 2 miles finally in April worked up to 35 to 50 miles a week. I advised DR Pritchett I had run over 80,000 miles in my life, although 61 still wanted to run. He had me wait until labor day since then I run 3 miles EOD with no pain. I was advised in Tacoma to have a full hip and never run again, thanks Dr Pritchett for giving me my life back the way I want to live it! I am pictured in Salzburg Austria enjoying a PAIN FREE vacation. A little beer but no Advil since February!
- Shoulder Resurfacing
Dr. Pritchett: I wanted to let you know that I won a professional golf tournament just seven months after your resurfaced my shoulder. I had been told by several other surgeons that my career was over. I can't thank you enough. I am playing better than ever.
- Revision of ASR Hip Resurfacing
I had both my hips resurfaced with the Depuy ASR. When my hip implants were recalled the only option I was offered was removal of my entire resurfacing implants and placement of complete total hip replacements. I am so glad I did not do that and I found you instead. You were able to revise my recalled ASR hip socket on my left hip to a new polyethylene socket. I had a very easy recovery and I was able to keep all my bone and my existing resurfacing femur. I can do anything I want now including all my sports. You were the only one that had any experience with my problem and I am grateful for your creativity. I am coming back for my right side in a few months.
- Ceramic Hip Resurfacing
I was extremely frustrated because I could not find a surgeon to help me with my crippling arthritis and strong metal allergies. I was told by everyone else I saw that my only option was a total hip replacement. I was afraid. I was offered a plastic socket and ceramic ball. I would still have a metal stem in my femur and there would be metal backing of my socket. You placed ceramic coated resurfacing implants with a cross linked polyethylene socket liner. I have no pain and no worries. I can do anything I want. Thanks for everyting Dr. Pritchett you were my last hope!
- Hip Resurfacing
For the first time in my life I can walk, run and move normally. I was able to have children and now can keep up with them in all their sports and activities. Because of child bearing I was advised not have a metal on metal hip resurfacing but Dr. Pritchett found a way to give me a ceramic on polyethylene hip resurfacing. I had a limp all my life but now its gone along with the pain. My life is normal in every way. Thank you
- Birmingham Hip Resurfacing
I am able to live a complete and full life after my hip resurfacing procedure. I am a proud member of the Yakima, Washington SWAT team and I can perform physically at the highest possible level Thanks to you. Dr. Pritchett JB
- Revision Resurfacing
Jim: Congratulations on your paper on revision hip resurfacing. Resurfacing is here to stay! Harlan Amstutz MD Designer of the the Conserve Hip Resurfacing
- Polyethylene Resurfacing
Jim: Thanks to you polyethylene hip resurfacing is alive and well! Fred Buechel MD FACS
- bilateral hip resurfacing
When you dream the impossible, the incredible can come true. Obviously I would not have gotten there without your help. Thank you again, Paul
- complex revision hip surgery
Thank you for all you've done and continue to do for me. Without you, I'm sure I wouldn't be riding my bike at all let alone like this. You have been for me no matter what. Larry.
- hip resurfacing
I just completed a 150 mile bike ride and hiked and climbed the South Summit of The Brothers Mountain. My hip felt good.
- shoulder and hip resurfacing
Dr. Pritchett: You are my hero. I can Kayak all day in rough water and with my resurfaced shoulder I can do 40 pushups and 25 arm curls. I could none of this before. Thanks for the expert care.
- thumb implant
Thanks for the left thumb implant. This works many times better than the tendon they used on my right thumb. I have much better strength on my left side and I have the power to do anything I want now. I wish I had two of the thumbs implants.
- hip resurfacing
Dr. Pritchett: Thanks for fixing my hip. I was able to lead our trip following the long horn sheep. We did not anticipate this need but I was able to keep ahead of a grizzly bear so I can definitely move fast!
- Knee Replacement
After years of having a deformed knee and terrific grinding I now have a straight knee and a smooth feeling. I can ski all day. I won our racket ball event and I have moved on to singles tennis events from holding my partner back in doubles. Your skill and my Persona Knee are the reason and I am thankful every day.