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 and Questions to Ask Your Doctor.
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February 5, 2015
My husband was recently released from Dr. Barba. He is exercising, camping and even cut down a small tree. It is really great to see him pain free and active again. The experience with Dr Barba could not have been better. I would have no issue referring others to him and his staff.
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January 31, 2016
My fantastic HR was six years old yesterday. I celebrated with a 20k bike ride followed by a 2k swim – rainy day so I’m off to Hampstead Heath for one hour mixed walk/ run.
Time of year again to thank Pat and the other pioneers of HR.
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The Texas Rangers on Monday finalized a one-year deal with free-agent right-hander Colby Lewis, the club leader in wins last season with 17.
Lewis, 36, accepted a one-year deal with a base salary of $6 million, a 50 percent raise over his salary from last season. It will be Lewis’ seventh season with the club since he returned from Japan.
Lewis is 27-23 with a 4.90 ERA for 62 starts since returning from hip-resurfacing surgery, which forced him to miss the 2013 season. He is the first major-leaguer to make it back to an active roster after having the surgery…
Note: Dr. Ed Su did Colby Lewis’s hip resurfacing at HSS
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I lead the nation in hip resurfacing. I began performing metal-on-metal total hip resurfacing arthroplasty (HRA) in 1999. With the retirement of Dr. Harlan Amstutz, I now have the longest track record of performing this operation in the United states. I have performed over 3500 HRA, which is the fourth largest series in the world. In the rare patients that are not resurfacing candidates, I perform large metal bearing total hip replacements (THR). Patients who are worried about rare adverse metal wear failures can choose a ceramic / cross-linked polyethelene THR also done using a minimally invasive technique.
My published track record is one of the best in the world. In unselected patient series of hip resurfacing, we have published … Read the rest
January 16, 2016
Coming up on 3yrs for me and I am still very active in competing in triathlons, racquetball! Never had a problem in recovery and there is no way I could stay this active without my BHR! I have sent numerous people Dr. Brook’s way and they have all had similar results. I am glad I found him less than 1hr from me. When I first started to research this procedure, I thought that I would have to travel cross country.
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