Because of my orthopaedic care, I can be a competitive bodybuilder. In 2008 my hip started hurting when walking or riding the exercise bike.

Like anyone in tune with their body I did some rehab and many of the symptoms went away. By 2009 my training for the upcoming bodybuilding season was really torturous.  My hip hurt if I was doing anything other than sitting or lying on my back. It became beyond what physical therapy would help.

Subsequent X-rays showed a hip joint with no cartilage left; it was bone-on-bone. In 2010,  I went under the skillful knife of a great surgeon named Scott Marwin and had my hip resurfaced which is a type of hip replacement surgery that does not require a significant amount of bone to be cut out making the repair stronger. The incision was approximately 12 inches long right on the side of the thigh.

Now came the inevitable second part of the journey – coming back. On July 24, 2010, I won the Masters Division of NPC Empire States Bodybuilding Championships only five months post op from Right Hip Resurfacing surgery on January 19, 2010!

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Because of my orthopaedic care, I can be a competitive bodybuilder.


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