Smith & Nephew BHR Brimingham Hip Resurfacing

Hip Resurfacing General Questions

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General questions about hip resurfacing - support, information and help

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Last post by Paprika
in Re: 9 Month Update
on Yesterday at 09:39:49 PM

No New Posts Hip Resurfacing Still an Excellent Option

Despite negative media against hip resurfacing, experienced surgeons, national registires and mecial studies show postivie outcomes.

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Last post by Pat Walter
in Re: Update on Hip Resurf...
on September 17, 2017, 02:01:01 PM

No New Posts Polls about Hip Resurfacing

Polls for patients to complete about their hip resurfacing experience

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Last post by karlos.bell
in Re: I'd like a new Poll ...
on September 30, 2017, 07:11:27 AM

No New Posts Hip Resurfacing Devices

Questions and comments about different types of hip resurfacing devices

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Last post by Elmo Te
in Re: Rock-Climber with L1...
on December 09, 2017, 12:09:06 AM

No New Posts Traveling Abroad for Hip Resurfacing

Questions about traveling abroad. Stories about people traveling overseas.

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Last post by Shotohips
in Traveling to Belgium/Dr....
on April 26, 2017, 12:05:12 PM

No New Posts Insurance Questions

Questions and comments about insurance coverage for hip resurfacing

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Last post by claudia
in Re: Anyone need a Breg P...
on December 05, 2017, 05:34:34 PM

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Photos of surface hippies, their pets, their hobbies, their sports and other fun stuff.

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Last post by blinky
in Re: I Found a Kitten in ...
on December 23, 2015, 01:51:53 PM

Personal Hip Resurfacing Stories

No New Posts Hip Resurfacing Stories

Personal stories about your hip resurfacing and your doctor

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Last post by surratt
in Re: Out-of-State HR in T...
on January 14, 2018, 05:53:22 PM

No New Posts Bilateral Hip Resurfacing Stories

Stories about people with both hips resurfaced

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Last post by Pat Walter
in Re: Second Hip Resurfaci...
on December 20, 2017, 08:11:21 PM

Normal Post Op Problems and Recovery Issues

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Post Op Recovery Issues including problems and slow recoveries

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Last post by surratt
in Re: Unable to stationary...
on Yesterday at 12:59:42 AM

No New Posts Physical Therapy

PT after hip resurfacing. What special PT did you do. What helped? What hindered your recovery?

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Last post by Shiggy
in Re: Clams
on September 05, 2017, 05:33:45 PM

No New Posts Groin Pain

Groin Pain and muscle issues after hip resurfacing

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51 Topics

Last post by Ljpviper
in On going PSOAS tendoniti...
on August 26, 2017, 12:27:48 PM

No New Posts Infection Problems

Did you have a skin infeciton or infection around your new hip device?

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Last post by NJDRE
in Re: Skin Infection
on June 27, 2015, 04:30:41 PM

No New Posts Leg Length Problems

Is your leg shorter or longer after surgery? Did the problem resolve itself in time?

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Last post by Zach
in Re: Longer Leg needs hip...
on April 14, 2016, 06:02:50 PM

No New Posts Swelling

Swelling in the hip and or leg after surgery.

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Last post by petemeads
in Re: Swelling question
on June 07, 2015, 02:41:21 PM

No New Posts Emotional Issues

Are you depressed or upset after hip resurfacing surgery? Talk with other Surface Hippies and find moral support

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Last post by ErikG
in Re: Pre-Op Jitters
on December 17, 2017, 04:52:04 AM

No New Posts Sex and Resurfacing

Surface Hippies often wonder about when they can return to having sex and problems associated with becoming active again

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Last post by Dave Like Festus
in Re: New Page About Sugge...
on July 14, 2014, 09:48:36 PM

Serious Post Op Problems and Revisions

No New Posts Hip Resurfacing Serious Problems

Post Op Serious Problems

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Last post by joeman68
in Re: 10 years after
on January 10, 2018, 12:46:16 AM

No New Posts Blood Clots

Did you have Blood Clots after your surgery? How was it treated?

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Last post by hernanu
in Re: Blood Clots @ 8 week...
on August 17, 2014, 09:16:21 PM

No New Posts Dislocations

Dislocations after hip resurfacing

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Last post by horse doc
in Re: Hip Dislocated 6 wee...
on December 24, 2016, 02:36:58 PM

No New Posts Acetabular Cup Revisions & Problems

Acetabular Cup Revisions, Loose Acetabular Cups and other Acetabular Cup Problems

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Last post by blinky
in Re: Open debridement
on August 25, 2015, 05:10:00 PM

No New Posts Metal Allergies

Problems or revisions of a hip resurfacing due to deep metal allergies

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Last post by Pat Walter
in Re: NEW IMPLANT !!!
on November 21, 2017, 01:32:49 PM

No New Posts High Metal Ions

Revisions or problems due to high metal ions after hip resurfacing

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Last post by Pat Walter
in Re: Metal Ion Fear
on October 15, 2017, 12:41:50 AM

No New Posts My Resurfacing Requires a THR Revision

Some hip resurfacing patients have problems requiring a revision to a THR. This is a place to share your story and receive support for your revision.

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Last post by fenceman
in Re: Revision to THR, wha...
on January 13, 2018, 06:26:21 PM

Medical Studies/Articles

No New Posts Hip Resurfacing Studies

Studies about hip resurfacing and hip resurfacing devices

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Last post by Pat Walter
in Mid-term Results of Hip...
on April 02, 2015, 10:56:33 PM

No New Posts Metal Ion Studies

Studies and articles about metal ions

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Last post by tcarroll
in Metal Test results
on December 23, 2016, 07:02:30 PM

Physical Therapy

No New Posts PT Post Op Surgery

What PT did you do post op to help your resurfaced hip heal and get your body back into shape?

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Last post by oldsoccerplayer
in Recovery Protocols
on November 04, 2015, 12:10:59 AM

No New Posts Good PT in my area

Tell us about your PT - what they did and where they are located. Why were they so good?

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Last post by MattJersey
in Re: still have limp 8 we...
on August 03, 2015, 07:08:31 AM

Doctor Information

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Hip resurfacing surgeon information and questions

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Last post by Dutch123
in Re: Dr. Raterman Tampa a...
on January 05, 2018, 12:04:54 AM

No New Posts Dr. Brooks

Information about Dr. Brooks and patient stories

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Last post by hernanu
in Re: Birmingham Resurfaci...
on January 02, 2018, 02:08:53 AM

No New Posts Dr. Bose

Information about Dr. Bose and patient stories

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Last post by Pat Walter
in Dr. Bose Patient Stories
on October 10, 2014, 08:55:52 PM

No New Posts Dr. De Smet

Information about Dr. De Smet and patient stories

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Last post by Pat Walter
in Dr. De Smet and ANCA Hav...
on September 21, 2016, 01:50:37 PM

No New Posts Dr. Gross

Information about Dr. Gross and patient stories

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Last post by surratt
in Re: BILATERAL HIPS 12/13...
on January 17, 2018, 06:25:07 PM

No New Posts Mr. McMinn

Information about Mr. McMinn and patient stories

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Last post by Pat Walter
in Mr. McMinn Patient Stori...
on October 10, 2014, 09:09:24 PM

No New Posts Dr. Pritchett

Information about Dr. Pritchett and patient stories

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Last post by Jace_Dees
in Re: 5th hip surgery, hop...
on October 19, 2015, 05:29:34 PM

No New Posts Dr. Rogerson

Information about Dr. Rogerson and patient stories

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Last post by Dannywayoflife
in Re: Hip Resurfacing: To ...
on April 14, 2015, 08:57:06 PM

No New Posts Dr. Su

Information about Dr. Su and patient stories

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Last post by MattJersey
in Re: Right hip resurfaced...
on September 13, 2016, 06:15:35 PM

No New Posts Dr. Keggi - Anterior Approach

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Last post by Pat Walter
in Steve's Anterior Approac...
on January 05, 2016, 08:23:42 PM

Athletes Corner

No New Posts General Discussion about Athletes

Questions about participating in athletics, post op athletic activities and PT for athletes

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65 Topics

Last post by chuckm
in Re: Still not attempted ...
on November 13, 2017, 06:58:57 PM

No New Posts Biking/Mountain Biking

Share your stories about mountain biking after hip resurfacing

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Last post by gasyz
in Re: My 5yr Bi-Lat Annive...
on December 11, 2017, 06:39:53 PM

No New Posts Dancing

Are you back to dancing? How long did it take to get back on the floor and dance?

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Last post by Wytezz
in Re: Ballroom Dancing com...
on February 22, 2015, 01:09:07 PM

No New Posts Golfing

Golfers - do you have questions about hip resurfacing and golfing. Are you an active golfer after hip resurfacing. Lets talk golf and hip resurfacing.

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Last post by packman
in Re: Which hip is harder ...
on December 30, 2017, 03:16:44 AM

No New Posts Horseback Riders

Are you a rider? How long did it take you to get back to riding?

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Last post by LMS
in Re: Getting back in the ...
on January 19, 2018, 08:49:07 PM

No New Posts Martial Arts

Martial Arts hip resurfacing athletes. Tell us how your trained Post Op and what you are doing now.

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28 Topics

Last post by surratt
in Re: Tested the new hip w...
on January 18, 2018, 05:07:59 AM

No New Posts Motorcyclists

A special place for Surface Hippy Bikers

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Last post by cwmoto
in Update. 5 years later
on April 05, 2017, 10:16:23 PM

No New Posts Mountaineering & Climbing

Are you climbing after your hip resurfacing? Tell us about your activities and your post op PT to get back into shape.

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Last post by phillwad
in Re: bailey Range Olympic...
on January 23, 2017, 09:49:33 PM

No New Posts Running, Ironman, Marathoner

Are you running after your hip resurfacing? How did you train and what are you doing now?

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Last post by shoraztri
in Re: 3 year Anniversary.
on December 26, 2017, 07:13:58 AM

No New Posts Skating & Hockey

Are you a skater or hockey player? How long did it take to get back on the ice after hip resurfacing

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Last post by Puckeater
in Re: ice Hockey Goalie Up...
on August 01, 2016, 03:34:20 AM

No New Posts Sky Diving

Hip Resurfacing Athletes - high in the skies

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Last post by Pat Walter
in Re: Skydiving
on January 09, 2017, 11:26:25 PM

No New Posts Skiing and Snow Boarding

Are you skiing or snow boarding after your hip resurfacing?

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Last post by phillwad
in Re: First skiing on new ...
on January 23, 2017, 09:29:50 PM

No New Posts Soccer

Soccer player talk about this hip resurfacing and post op activities

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Last post by Dfalca
in Re: Bilateral BHRs still...
on December 02, 2017, 06:00:38 PM

No New Posts Surfing & Water Sports

Surface Hippies returning to or interested in Surfing and Water Sports

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Last post by shabbis
in First time back into the...
on February 17, 2015, 04:56:31 PM

No New Posts Tennis Players

Are you back on the court? Playing singles or doubles? Tell us your story.

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Last post by tricky
in Re: Is Tennis possible/a...
on July 06, 2016, 12:30:25 AM

No New Posts Weight Lifting

Are you a hip resurfacing weight lifter? Share your story with other athletes.

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Last post by hernanu
in Re: Training Strongman
on May 12, 2017, 05:22:08 PM

No New Posts Yoga

Yoga activities

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Last post by lycraman
in Re: Bikram Yoga
on November 26, 2014, 12:07:36 AM

THR Total Hip Replacement Support

No New Posts THR Patients

Total Hip Replacement Stories and Questions

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Last post by petemeads
in Re: 5 years - they went ...
on August 15, 2017, 10:19:49 PM

No New Posts Revision to THR from Resurfacing

Patients requiring a revision of their Hip Resurfacings to a Total Hip Replacement

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Last post by Pat Walter
in Re: Absymal BHR Failure
on November 08, 2017, 03:10:40 AM

Alternative Hip Treatments

No New Posts Intresting New Treatments

There are many new treatments like stem cells and APIC Cell Free System. As we learn more, it is always interesting to share information.

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Last post by brianflanagan
in Re: Magnetic Resonance b...
on May 13, 2017, 09:56:37 AM

Doctor Chat Information

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The Surface Hippy Chat Room features experineced hip resurfacing surgeons doing live chats with prospective patients. Transcripts of each chat are posted on the main website.

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Last post by Pat Walter
in MOVED: Pain in resurface...
on April 03, 2016, 01:19:01 PM

Classifieds - Purchase, Trade & Donate

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Do you have lightly used medical equipment you would like to sell, trade or donate? This is the place to get in touch with other Surface Hippies

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Last post by claudia
in looking for a bregg pola...
on December 09, 2017, 09:45:26 PM

Chat Section for non-hip talk

No New Posts Chat Area for non-hip related subjects

Surface Hippies sometimes want to just chat with each other about topics other than Hip Resurfacing. This is an area where you can talk away about whatever you want - within reason! LOL

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Last post by blinky
in Re: New Medicare Rules f...
on April 12, 2016, 12:54:56 PM

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