Welcome to Surface Hippy

Hip Resurfacing is an excellent option for good candidates instead of a total hip replacement. The Surface Hippy Website features information about hip resurfacing. It was conceived and designed by Patricia Walter. Patricia had her hip resurfaced in March 2006 with … Read the rest

Update Ross’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Della Valle 2013

Update January 16, 2017

This coming July I will have had my first replacement for 4 years and December will be 4 years for the second.  I can tell you that the decision to get them done has been nothing less than life changing!!  I have been able to return to ALL the activities I love.

I have had zero restrictions, zero pain, and zero issues since the surgery.  I … Read the rest

Make Resurfacing Great Again by Mr. McMinn

Friday 20th January 2017   Make Resurfacing Great Again!

This InaugurationDay, Mr McMinn says ‘Make Resurfacing Great Again’, pictured here with Joseph Daniel (McMinn Centre Director of Research) and Terry Smith (Managing Director of Jointmedica).


(Left to Right: Joseph Daniel, Mr Derek McMinn & Terry Smith)

Mr McMinn’s latest invention, the Metal-on-Polyethylene PolyMotion® Hip Resurfacing device is now available on a custom basis, click here for more informationRead the rest

Anthony Mundine’s Re-match Following BHR Surgery with Mr McMinn 2016

Friday 6th January 2017

Australian Boxing Legend Anthony Mundine gears up for long-awaited re-match following Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) surgery with Mr McMinn

Mundine v Green at Adelaide Oval

Last March, superstar boxer Anthony Mundine flew all the way from Australia to the United Kingdom to sort out his hip troubles. Anthony had been suffering from hip problems for several years and chose to travel to the UK for BHR surgery with Mr McMinn because, in … Read the rest

Update Jack’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Clarke 2010

January 14, 2017 – I think my lack of activity in this forum could be viewed as a good thing. I don’t think about my hip resurfacing at all and haven’t in quite a few years. I have been living life as if it never happened, but of course it did. Right now I am 6 years out from the procedure and am very happy to have had it performed.… Read the rest

Update Arrojos Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Su 2012

January 8, 2017 – In June, 2015, about three years after my HR, I did a tandem jump.  It was my first skydiving experience ever.  I didn’t even think twice about my hip for this.  After running a marathon, skiing, playing ice hockey, long jumping, and sprinting it didn’t even occur to me that there’s be anything special to worry about for this.

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Update Kiwi Boy’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Blackley 2014

Its now 30 months Post Op, [7/7/2014] and everything is just great with my hip. I have no worries or problems doing Triathlon, so long as I keep it to Standard Olympic Distance/Sprint Distances only.

Swimming and Biking pose no issues, but once I start running in excess of 12km, whammo, the pain starts to arise. Any thought of doing a Half Ironman is “out the back-door”. I find I … Read the rest

Joe’s Update about Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2016

January 4, 2017 – And by the second week, I felt that in terms of simply walking, sleeping and some of the normal activities of daily life, I’m already better than I was before my surgeries. I’m back at work too (desk job). There is some minor residual pain around the surgical sites, but all the other pain of movement I had experienced is completely gone. So I am very… Read the rest

Peter’s Bilateral with Dr. Su 2015 Update

January 2, 2017Just wanted to share an update. I am a bilateral resurfacing with Dr Su. I am a year and 10 days out and climbed(hiked) Mt Greylock in Massachusetts on 12/31/16. Deep snow which required some post hole-in. Tired and sore(except the hips) handled it much better then the other fifty year olds did.

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Tom K’s 6 Month Update Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2016

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December 28, 2016 was my new hip’s 6 month anniversary. I celebrated by skiing 8 miles into the backcountry and climbing a 10,000’ peak.  The snow was soft and irresistible for making turns.  I finally decided to turn it loose on the downhills. It was a blast.  I even took a fall on the new hip and nothing happened!

So that’s my story.  So far, … Read the rest

Gary Derheim’s Hip Resurfacing 2016 Update

Published on Sep 23, 2016

http://www.BaylorScottandWhite.com/Ortho – “I’d never want to consider a life without activity,” says avid runner and biker Gary Derheim. But a hip fracture nearly brought his sport to a screeching halt.
At Baylor, Gary was treated with an advanced, new procedure called hip resurfacing. “Before the procedure,” he says, “they spent a lot of time talking to me about options, what was important to me. You

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