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

Hip Resurfacing As An Outpatient Procedure Medical Study

David’s BHR by Mr. McMinn is Almost 17 Years Old

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September 26, 2016

I don’t know what number I was in Mr McMinn’s series, but I got a BHR on my right side on 11th November 1999. That’s getting close to 17 years.

I have played a lot of tennis in that time, including plenty of singles. Nowadays, my knees limit me to doubles. I have also walked a lot, motorcycles a lot. I had … Read the rest

Bob Burnell’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2006-2015

Dr. James Pritchett (Seattle Wa) resurfaced both of my hips and I am once again able to enjoy my normal activities like skiing, hiking (even backpacking) and horseback riding without hip pain. I had my left hip done in 2006 when the resurfacing procedure was relatively new in the US. Luckily for me, I discovered that Dr. Pritchett was “the NW Pioneer” of resurfacing and he helped me. I had… Read the rest

Johnny Bench, Cincinnati Reds Catcher, Total Hip Replacement 2004

Interesting even though he did not have a hip resurfacing.  Note by Patricia Walter

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Former Cincinnati Reds catcher Johnny Bench spoke at the joint pain seminar at OakLeaf Surgical Hospital in Altoona.

Bench underwent total hip replacement in his right hip in 2004.

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35 Year Follow Up for THR Patients 50 and under

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Assessment of Durability and Function at Minimum 35-year Follow Up of THR in Patients 50 and Under

Paper 773, presented at the AAOS 2014 Annual Meeting, March 11-15, 2014, New Orleans, Louisiana.

…The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the clinical, radiographic and functional outcomes of Charnley total hip arthroplasty (THA) in patients under age 50 (a group that continues to actively function with their … Read the rest

Kiwis missing out on knee and hip replacements

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New Zealand Medical Journal

Rates of publicly-funded knee and hip replacement surgery are barely keeping up with population increases, and many people are missing out on surgery despite significant disability, according to two new studies published in the New Zealand Medical Journal. An accompanying editorial notes that attracting funding for this “life changing” surgery has been difficult given the prioritisation of healthcare spending on specialties involving

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Danny – Mr. Treacy Bilat – wins Gold in Judo 2016

September 22, 2016

Just thought I’d let you all know that I took part in and won gold in a judo competition on Saturday in the -100kg bracket.  Both hips fine and still going strong.

Read Danny’s complete hip resurfacing story below:

Danny’s Hip Resurfacing with Mr. Treacy 2011 – Part 1

Danny’s Hip Resurfacing with Mr. Treacy 2015 – Part 2Read the rest

JAX Hippy Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Raterman 2016

I just past my one month mark having my right hip done (I’m a  49 year old fairly fit male, singles tennis player), and am amazed at the entire process I went through.  Dr. Stephen Raterman in Tampa, FL performed my surgery at Florida Hospital at Wesley Chapel.  I had an absolutely amazing experience with both Dr. Raterman and his staff and Florida Hospital.  Truly world class, compassionate, professional medical… Read the rest