The Surface Hippy Website was conceived and designed by Patricia Walter. Patricia had her hip resurfaced in March 2006 with Dr. De Smet of Belgium. She felt there was a need for a website to help people learn about hip resurfacing. She knew first hand that it was a wonderful solution for a hip replacement and wanted to help others learn about hip resurfacing. Visit Pat’s Corner to read her informative articles about hip resurfacing including How to Choose A Doctor Questions to Ask Your Doctor.
Surface Hippy is not financially controlled by any medical companies, doctors or hospitals. Patricia maintains the website and adds information daily. The website is a collection of information to help people learn about hip resurfacing. Surface Hippy is a patient to patient resource.
Many hip resurfacing patients have provided their personal Hip Stories so perspective patients can learn from their experiences. They explain why they chose hip resurfacing, their surgeries, the hip resurfacing device they received, what surgeon they chose, their hospital experiences and their recoveries. Many hip resurfacing patients return to the sports they love – read their stories here – Athletes Stories
If you are a first time visitor to Surface Hippy the Visitor’s Guide will help you start to learn about hip resurfacing. Learn about the difference between Hip Resurfacing and a THR.
Patricia Walter Introduction to Hip Resurfacing from Surface Hippy Videos on Vimeo
Read Complete Study Here
Results of Conserve Plus Hip Resurfacing: prospective clinical, radiographic and ion study. Somers JF
, Vanbiervliet J
, Lefevere F
We report the 3- to 5-year clinical results of 42 hip resurfacing
arthroplasties using the Conserve Plus from one surgeon series…
…This independent series of Conserve Plus HRA confirms good results at short- to mid-term with excellent wear characteristics. Results for avascular necrosis were equal to those for osteoarthritis…
Visit Dr. Lajam’s Website and Article Here
… many patients give up sexual activities because of pain and loss of motion in their joints. After joint replacement and a period of recovery, pain can be greatly decreased and motion can be greatly improved. In a recent study, 67% of total joint replacement patients noted improvement in their sexual relationships. ..
Dwight Vanderboegh Original Story Here
November 2015 Seven years and counting!
The decision to have a surface replacement in November, 2008, was a very good one. I have had seven years of pain-free living. Being able to bike, walk, do yard work, etc. has been a 7-year blessing. In the winter months, I walk/jog home 4.5 miles each day. I have been hesitant to jog on a regular basis due to the natural pressure of wear-and-tear on mechanical parts. I was addicted to running in my 30’s and 40’s, so the path to recovery for that addiction had already been secured through the daily pain of pre-SR. For the past two years, I have coached high school cross country which has given me the opportunity to train others in the blissful world of exercise.
During surgery, there was some kind of nerve damage done which causes my right foot and ankle to feel tight all the time. This is the situation mentioned in my first post about the recovery of the right lower leg. I don’t usually notice it during the day, and the numbness isn’t a distraction, only a minor complication of a greater relief.
If you need any advice about my experience, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I appreciate this forum to get the news and on-going progress of SR.
Full Report Available Here
Hip Resurfacing Exercpt
Hip resurfacing has become highly concentrate dto a very small number of centers and surgeons(Figure 16). Only 63 hospitals submitted resurfacing procedures. Three of those hospitals (Hospital A, B,and C) accounted for n=443 (42.7%) of all resurfacing procedures. There were three surgeons who performedmost or all of these resurfacing procedures (data
not shown). One surgeon each at Hospitals A and B performed 100% of the resurfacing procedures and another surgeon performed 90% of procedures at Hospital C. Furthermore, Figure 17 shows that the majority (82.2%) of hip resurfacing procedures were conducted on male.