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
June 17, 2017
I had L resurfacing done by Dr. Gross 5/10/2016. Of course everyone in my city (Austin, TX) advised me against it, even a ortho here in town that does them. Well it’s true that he couldn’t do my surgery anyway bcs I’m a tiny female. But once I read about Dr. Gross, I knew the trip to South Carolina would be worth it. So far my recovery … Read the rest
June 4, 2017
I just got a resurfacing 9 weeks ago from Dr. Palmer at Twin cities orthopedics. After much reading on this great site, and many others, I’ve come to realize that all surgeons are different, including their recovery advice, and all patients are different in their recovery process and timelines.
I’ve had somewhat of a hard time with my recovery, as I thought because I was athletic and … Read the rest
June 12, 2017
I celebrate my two year anniversary of RBHR on June 17! It was a tough recovery and a lot of work but overall it has been great…I can do things I have not done in a very long time and the pain in my hip is nothing like it was…nothing. Most of the time it is nothing. I really wanted to get … Read the rest
Jim’s Hip Resurfacing Story. Male, 64, healthy & athletic, low BMI (22.2), normal bone density
I had my left hip resurfaced on September 6, 2017 by Dr. Gross in Columbia, SC. So far, easy. I flew in from southern CA. Today is post-op day-4 and so far I’ve had no issues. All went according to plan: minimal discomfort (2-3 on scale of 10), some expected swelling, and two brief episodes … Read the rest
June 28, 2016
The same surgeon who resurfaced my left hip 7 years ago, David Mayman at Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC, replaced my right hip 7 weeks ago.
I have not had a single issue with my hip since David Mayman resurfaced it. The only reminder I have is the metal detector at airports… Read the rest
June 23, 2009
May 4th 2009 I had my left hip done in Honolulu buy Dr. Mori. I was back at work in 14 days and have been blessed with a smooth recovery. I feel so good I have to restrain myself from overdoing activities I think I could do. The right hip is scheduled for late August.
October 20, 2009
I’m 158 days post left hip and 46 post … Read the rest
August 11, 2014
Had a BHR on my left hip last Sept 20. I had had arthritis from a previous hip fracture accompanied by severe IT/knee pain. Post-procedure, everything had been going extremely well–I was following the fairly conservative recovery program prescribed by my doctor (no lifting or weight training, no high impact for a year post surgery) and I felt really perfect, but all of the sudden one day … Read the rest
I had my hip resurfacing surgery with Dr. Su on May 17th at HSS in New York. Its going on 10 weeks post op and everything is going great. Dr. Su is truly a great surgeon and the Hospital for Special Surgery was fantastic.
I had surgery on Friday and went to my first PT session at HSS on Monday. I really recommend the Joint Mobility center at HSS for … Read the rest
September 5, 2017 – Checking in – August 24th was my 7th anniversary of my first HR, with November 26th coming up as my 7th for my second.
Feeling great, can do anything I want to do on it and have gotten back to all of my activities with a vengeance.
To all current new hippies, keep going and follow your surgeon’s instructions – pretty … Read the rest
August 30, 2017
Had my hip resurfacing done by Vijay Bose in Chennai, India in March of 2007. No problems 10 years later. If your bone density is good having a hip replacement is a no-brainer. You would be a fool to get a total hip replacement. Dr. Gross, from what I understand, is one of the best in the US. In 2007, very few doctors were doing THR’s and … Read the rest
It’s been almost three years and I never, ever give my hip a single thought. I can work really hard for 12 hours straight, play football with my boy, run at a full sprint, not to mention little things like touch my toes, put on my socks, and do personal hygiene on my toes and feet. It’s amazing what we take for granted.
Published on Sep 20, 2012 – I … Read the rest