Hip Resurfacing is an excellent bone-preserving option instead of a total hip replacement. The Surface Hippy Website features information about hip resurfacing for perspective patients. Patricia Walter conceived and designed Surface Hippy website. Patricia had her hip resurfaced in March 2006 with Dr. De Smet of Belgium. She felt there … Read the rest
Published on Aug 7, 2018 – Surgeons prefer Hip Resurfacing rather than THR for their own hip replacement
Hip Resurfacing is difficult. It requires a higher degree of surgical precision, art and talent. Hip resurfacing produces a higher level of functional outcome. Most surgeons do not offer hip resurfacing but they when it is their hip that needs surgery they are more open to the procedure. Polyethylene should be used. Two experienced hip resurfacing surgeons … Read the rest
Published on Aug 7, 2018
James Pritchett MD discusses the preference his patients have for hip resurfacing compared to hip replacement. No metal on metal implants were included and the follow-up averaged 11 years and up to 26 years. A polyethylene acetabular component with a ceramic or ceramic coated femoral implant was used. 270 patients. This was a statistically valid independent, blinded, paired bilateral study. More than 85% of patients with a well functioning hip … Read the rest
Back to playing Hockey after Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett.
I was 48 when I received the very surprising diagnosis of arthritis in my left hip. My pain wasn’t that bad at the time so I really didn’t think it was as bad as they said. The first words I heard after my initial X-Ray were “You need a Total Hip Replacement! I was stunned. I thought I had a strained tendon or a torn … Read the rest
Apologies for not updating for a while – absolutely NOT an indication of problems. On the contrary, I have been busy with rehab and training.
I am 10 months postop today. Surgery by Prof Cobb at Charing Cross hospital, London. Device H1 all ceramic clinical trial – NHS.
Last Sunday I raced the Triathlon England National Aquathlon championship – 750m open water swim (non-wetsuit mass start), 5k run. … Read the rest
Last week was the 10 year anniversary on my left hip, and this week I hit the 2 month mark on the right.
All the old timers on here have heard my story too many times, so they can feel free to skip this, but for any newbies on the site, here is my story.
I am a sports instructor year round, teaching high level skiing all day … Read the rest
The Before and After Effects of a Hip Resurfacing Operation:
For more than 2 years I suffered severe pain in my right hip, which arose from a common arthrosis. The pain was so intense that I had to completely forget about undertaking any form of sport, which in turn made me very depressed. I had been a passionate sports person, playing tennis all my life and occasionally other sports like squash, jogging and skiing. In … Read the rest
The Surface Hippy Website about hip resurfacing is now protected with SSC Encryption or https. This means when you visit the website encrypted with SSL, your browser will form a connection with the webserver, look at the SSL certificate, and then bind together your browser and the server. This binding connection is secure so that no one besides you and the website you’re submitting the information to can see or access what you type into … Read the rest
July 21, 2018 – Back on the Mats, my hip resurfacing story
A new member of the Hip Talk Discussion Group is considering hip resurfacing, but very concerned about the negative press and the medical communities not supporting hip resurfacing.
Patricia Walter, owner of the Surface Hippy Website, responded to his concerns about hip resurfacing in the following article:
Hip Resurfacing is a very special method of replacing a hip. Ever since I began this website in 2005, hip resurfacing has never been widely accepted by the … Read the rest
June 1, 2018 – BARCELONA, Spain – Total surface replacement may still be a viable hip arthroplasty option in young, active patients based on how well it fared in a study when it was revised to total hip replacement vs. primary THR that was revised to THR, according to a presenter at the EFORT Annual Congress…
…“Our study shows, therefore, that there is less blood loss, there’s a shorter length of … Read the rest