Welcome to 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. … Read the rest

2016 Summary AOANJIRR Report

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Note by Patricia Walter:  This information is only for hip resurfacing in Australia.  Many experienced hip resurfacing surgeons have personal series of HR which are more positive than the results below.

Summary of 2016 AOANJRR Report by Patricia Walter


The Registry has recorded 8,895 total resurfacing hip replacement procedures in patients less than 55 years of age. In this … Read the rest

Quig’s Bilateral HR with Dr. Gross 2016 – 6 Month Update

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October 11, 2016

I made it! It’s truly amazing how the time has sailed by. It’s been one hell of a year and I absolutely could NOT be happier with my decision to have my hips resurfaced. Thanks again to Pat and to everyone who contributes their stories. The information on this site is absolutely priceless and I cannot put into words how much I … Read the rest

Max’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2015

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Due to the long-term soft-tissue complications described above, now, almost a year after surgery, I’ve resumed intensive rehab, and still have a lot of work ahead of me. But I’m doing long hikes again, just accepting the pain on the assumption that it will gradually subside. Regarding Dr. Pritchett, I’ve been impressed with his accessibility and responsiveness from the beginning, and I believe that the … Read the rest

Tina’s Biomet Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Mont 2016

October 11, 2016

I had my right hip resurfaced, BHR, by the amazing Dr. Peter Brooks in 2008. I was 50 yrs. at the time and due to an injury I developed severe avascular necrosis.  The surgery was a huge success and my hip is still going strong.  I developed bone on bone arthritis, which ended up with avascular necrosis in my left hip, because I had to put off … Read the rest

Jim’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing Dr. Marwin 2011 Update

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Update: October 6, 2016 : My retirement has been awesome thanks to these hips.  If it wasn’t for HR, I’d be sitting, probably in a wheelchair, watching TV all day.  Instead my wife and I travel all over, mostly to short distance triathlons.  Hawaii, California, Florida, South Carolina, lots of local races.  We are having a ball. This long run/hike was way out of my … Read the rest

Dan L’s Bilateral HR with Dr. Brooks 2011- 5 Year Anniversary

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October 6, 2016 – 5 years yesterday on my left BHR, doing extremely well.  No issues with the implants, walk 20-25 miles/week motivated by keeping weight off to extend hip life, which has improved overall health measurably.  Walk at just under 4mph consistently on hilly terrain.  Managed to impact one of the devices really hard with the tip of shovel handle while cutting sod about Read the rest

Boomer’s Bilater HR with Dr. Rector 2011 Update

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October 1, 2016 Update  Last Saturday I was able to climb to the summit of Mt Elbert, the highest peak in Colorado at 14,439 feet.  I have been working up to this challenge for about a year, but had failed in my two previous attempts. The ascent and descent took almost eight hours. I’m pretty slow. I still find it hard to believe that at … Read the rest

Blinky’s 11 Month Update Bilateral HR with Dr. Gross 2015

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October 5, 2016 – I will offer my eleven month report:

Running. Two 5ks under my belt now. The second was a little faster, averaging 10:55mm. Subjectively, it felt much better, whether due to better pacing or just being further along I can’t say. No aches or pains whatsoever. I have settled into a three miles every other day pattern, with a long run of … Read the rest