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Healthbase Patient Ed Salven

Hip Resurfacing
 
Malibu, California Surfer and Author 
 
Dear  Healthbase Team,

I wanted to let you know how thankful I am to you folks - and other than the amazing experience of traveling to India for such an exotic purpose, it was indeed a blessing in many regards, if not a life-changing event in many aspects other than the obvious. As you may know, the advanced arthritis in both of my hips was owing to many years of use and abuse. Although I am still an avid surfer, (for most of my life) I had a tree trimming (tree surgery) enterprise for many years, in which I was the sole climber. This work is done with climbing ropes and chain saws and pole pruners, etc. and necessitates wearing a leather `saddle` and iron `climbing spikes` to aid in climbing and hanging from limbs at awkward angles to accomplish the task at hand.  All the stress and energy goes straight to the hips and lower back. This I did for over ten years, often for 8-10 hours per day.

In addition, I was a very avid student (and at times instructor) of the martial arts, namely American Kenpo karate, founded by Mr. Ed Parker. I studied rigorously and religiously for ten years with the Flores Bros of Oxnard, California. And needless to say, by the nature of the sport, the added stress on my hips resultant of years of kicking and grappling took its toll.
 
 Malibu-Surfer-California-Hip Resurfacing Patient
With Mace Stanley @ Malibu Beach 07

Still, surfing is my main passion to this day, and the primary reason I ultimately committed to do something about my very real handicap. I was fortunate, to say the very least, to learn of your esteemed organization and of Dr. Bose via a friend and surfing companion here in Malibu, Mace Stanley.  Mace had a resurfacing procedure back in 05 or 06 done by Dr. Bose and his transformation was remarkable, and the main impetus for my decision to go to Chennai in September this year, 2008.
 

It has been three months this December 26th since my surgery in Chennai. My range of motion has nearly returned to an extent I haven`t enjoyed for many years. The pain I had dealt with was gone immediately post-op, and I have currently been working on strengthening my muscles by working out as regularly as possible at my local gym and riding my bike at the beach. This is all in preparation for re-entering the water in the near future and surfing once again. I am quite anxious to see the difference when I do, since my difficulty was so stressful toward the end.

 Malibu, Surfer, California, Hip, Resurfacing, Patient

I want also, to state how you were instrumental in making my visit to Chennai possible. Quite literally Moe, without you I would probably still be wandering around some airport somewhere trying to figure out what flight I was supposed to be on, or what gate it was at, or what was next in general. You made the entire adventure run like a Swiss watch, and smoother than I could have imagined. All your assurances came true as I met them, both going and returning. Thank you, again!

I am planning on reprising the entire adventure next year some time to have my other hip resurfaced, then I should be good-to-go for quite some time.  I know I am in good hands with you folks. Again, thanks!
 
Ed Salven
 
 
 
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