Success Stories

We offer patients a unique combination of personal attention in a private practice setting combined with the most advanced surgical techniques. Click on the stories below to see how some of our patients are doing after their surgery.

Mountain biking

"Thank you"

-Bruce V.



Tennis Champion

"I wanted you to share... that I had my resurfacing done on October 31, 2018, and started playing tennis again in March (2019) and have been quite successful, winning the Illinois State Championships and then winning Sectionals last weekend against several other states.  We are now headed to Nationals.  My partner and I won all four games f our matches at Sectionals, and my hip is holding out well."

Half marathons & hilly trails

"Here are a few more photos of my active life! I walk/ran a part of a half marathon, but managed to pick the hardest part of the course, featuring hilly trails. The heat and humidity weren’t too comfortable, but my hip was just fine!" 


Back to Running

"I ran my last big race, a half marathon, in November, 2017. I specifically  chose to run this Disney race, with a group of my closest training partners, because I thought it would be my last one,  since I was having so much pain while training, I transitioned from trail running, to running on paved surfaces, to, as the race approached, walking at what I considered to be a “brisk” pace.  On race day I was able to finish the course, knowing I was going to pay for it later.  I had an x-ray film showing the lack of cartilage in my right hip, so I knew very well about my bone on bone hip joint, before the event.  That night, my training partners pushed me around in a wheelchair. It was bittersweet, watching fireworks, getting allowed to advance onto a ride through the handicapped line,  but not really relishing the joy of finishing and receiving my medal.

April 23 of 2018, I got a do-over! Resurfacing surgery, recovery done under Dr. Gross’s rapid recovery plan, and bit by bit moving from crutches, to a cane, to hiking with trekking poles, to walking slowly, then beginning to run on a track! And in November, 2018, just a little over a year after I thought I’d never run again, oh, sweet victory, I’m back out there, enjoying my favorite sport! I placed about halfway down my age group in a Thanksgiving Day 5k race. I’m going to take it slow, and enjoy the gift I’ve been blessed with, always grateful to Dr. Gross and his wonderful team. Thank you for giving my life back and if I place in my age group again, that’ll be great. But if not, thanks for helping me continue to be active and healthy. "

USAT South Central Aquabike WINNER

"USAT South Central Aquabike 1st place! THANK YOU SO MUCH TO (Nurse Nancy) AND Dr. GROSS AND THE WHOLE TEAM FOR GIVING ME MY LIFE BACK!!! Much love to you all!!"

Bilateral patient surfing and active

This unnamed patient has had both hips replaced by Dr. Gross and is more active than ever! He surfs regularly and recently completed his martial arts exam for his 3rd degree black belt. Way to go!

Judo National Championship

"I just returned from competing in the USA Judo National Championships out in Round Rock, Texas. I ended up winning both divisions.  I threw all of my opponents, with the exception of 1, for the maximum score in judo (ippon) and was never scored on throughout the day. I wanted to send along a note to say “Thank You” to Dr. Gross and (Dr. Lee Webb) for performing the hip resurfacing.  Without it, I definitely would not have done so well.  Judo is an extremely rough sport, so... my competition success in judo is a testament to the types of activities one can... participate in after having hip resurfacing."

Dr. Gross got me to my first half marathon

"Thank you Dr. Thomas Gross, who (with my new hip) has me running my first half marathon in over 2 years!" (Video with timestamp here)


Greetings from the ski slopes

"My mom (is) 6-weeks post-surgery from her second hip. (She) is sending greetings to you, Dr. Gross, and the rest of your team from the ski slopes! She’s feeling great! Thank you for helping her last summer!" 

"Hasn't walked this well since she was quite young"

Sandra sent us a video of her enjoying a playful walk with her husband "after a succesful surgery with Dr. Gross and Lee Webb and the good folks at Midlands". She was on a walker this time last year, but in the video, she effortlestly walks at an impressive pace, to which her husband jokes that he is out of breath keeping up with her. He adds that "she hasn't walked this well since she was quite young."

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