Serving The Patient Community Since 12/11/2005 Patricia Walter Owner/Webmaster
If you are a first time visitor to Surface Hippy the Visitor Guide will help you learn about hip resurfacing as an alternative to total hip replacement.
There have been many negative articles in the media that suggest hip resurfacing has poor outcomes and should no longer be used. This information is not based on the outcomes from experienced hip resurfacing surgeons. Experienced hip resurfacing surgeons have written articles and rebuttals to the negative media blitz. The information is presented here:
About Surface Hippy
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.
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.