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 … Read the rest
11 month post Hip resurfacing update
I am a 63 year old retired British anaesthetist living in France, and a keen Triathlete.
In June 2015 I had a left hip resurfacing performed by Prof Julien Girard in Lille, France.
Last weekend, almost eleven months to the day, I completed my first Triathlon since the operation. It was only a sprint distance and definitely not a Personal Best, but I competed in comfort and really enjoyed being back doing events again.
I am looking forward to a couple more Sprint Triathlons this season, plus a … Read the rest
Patients often rely on information from other patients that have already had surgery. Of course, you should always ask you own surgeon what pre op and post op information they can supply.
Dr. Gross patients have posted suggestions for others after their surgery:
and some generic suggestions for post op exercises, of course you should follow your own surgeons suggestions first.
I also included water exercises by Evelyne from Dr. De Smet. They are excellent exercises if your surgeon approves their use for your personal recovery.
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…I’ve started running again. I tried once I was cleared after the surgery but I don’t think my hip was strong enough at that point. And truthfully I’m terrified after being told twice before I could run. I did lots of hiking instead for a while. But Dr. Mont is confident that if I keep doing my hip exercises (leg lifts for front, back and side), I should be fine.
But I’m finally running again – building up slowly to make sure my hip was ready. I did 6 miles this weekend for the first … Read the rest
By Pritchett JW
In this prospective study, 190 hip resurfacing procedures (164 participants) were performed using a cobalt-chromium femoral component and a cementless acetabular cup with a 3.8-mm highly cross-linked polyethylene acetabular liner…
…The mean follow-up was 8.5 (range, 7-10) years…
…(With Highly Cross-linked Polyethylene device) The low incidence of osteolysis and the low rate of wear found on retrievals suggest that many years of use in highly active patients is possible.… Read the rest