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. 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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Steve H’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Barba 2015

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. Read More Here  … Read the rest

Toby’s 6 year old Hip Resurfacing

Read Toby’s Full Story Here 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. Cheers, Toby Ps Saw my surgeon last year for X-rays and bloods and his protocol is next check up at 10 year mark… Read the rest

Colby Lewis, Hip Resurfacing Pitcher, Signs for 2017 Season

Read Complete Article Here 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 HSSRead the rest

Dr. Gross and Hip Resurfacing 2016

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

John’s Update 3 years post op Dr. Brooks 2012

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. Read John’s Full Story HereRead the rest