Hip Resurfacing is an excellent bone-preserving option. The Surface Hippy Website features information for perspective patients. Patricia had her hip resurfaced in March 2006 with Dr. De Smet of Belgium. Because she felt there was a need for a website, she conceived and designed Surface Hippy in 2005. Since she knew first hand how wonderful hip resurfacing was, she wanted to help others learn. Visit Pat’s Corner to read her informative articles including How to Choose A Doctor and Questions to Ask Your Doctor. Surface Hippy is not financially controlled by any medical companies, doctors or hospitals. Patricia maintains the website and adds information daily.
Patricia Walter discusses hip resurfacing and BHR Birmingham Hip Resurfacing she received in 2006 from Dr. De Smet in Belgium. Video recorded March 1, 2008
The first advantage of a hip resurfacing is that the hip device, due to its large size, allows a person to return to any of their favorite activities without restrictions or possibility of a dislocation. The old fashioned total hip replacement devices use a much smaller diameter ball as compared to size of your natural femur bone. The small size of the ball allows a hip to dislocate more easily. The size of the hip resurfacing device is matched very closely to the original size of your hip, so any movements you make are much less likely to cause … Read the rest
Read Chuck’s original story here: https://surfacehippy.info/chuck-hip-resurfacing-dr-gross-2008-biomet/
I am 11 years 2 days post op hip resurfacing today with Dr. Gross. I received an uncemented biomet hip resurfacing replacement that Dr. Gross designed himself, at the time uncemented was fairly new but it made sense to me. The surgery was pretty easy, I was up and walking that morning, 6 weeks post op I played 18 holes of golf with my buddies and I beat them all which they have never lived down.
If you’re in pain, don’t wait, it was one of my best decisions although I waited too long. … Read the rest
“This is the first time we’ve been able to use ceramic-on-ceramic in hip resurfacing,” said Professor Bill Walter, Orthopaedic Surgeon at Royal North Shore Hospital…
…Anton Constantine is one of 20 patients from around the world who is taking part in the pilot study.
There are plans to enrol 200 patients in a clinical trial next year…
…The new ReCerf ceramic-on-ceramic implant is made of a material called BIOLOX delta which has a 12 year clinical history in total hip replacements.
Peter Smith – Published on Jul 23, 2019… Read the rest
Back in the day (2002), when I was doing my research, someone who was a friend of a technical employee at the manufacturer of the BHR, said Dr. DeSmet was known to have the best hands in the business. Between my husband and I we have tested the premise four times and have followed the progress of many others…all are delighted years later. Wonderful hands and a wonderful caring man.
Also, despite taking the hard cases that others turned down (in 2003 I had necrosis, cysts and osteoporosis) his failure rate is amazingly low. Be sure that if you are not a candidate, Dr. DeSmet will tell you so; I have told friends who sent him x-rays, that if he says you are not a … Read the rest
More information about Dr. De Smet and metal on metal hip resurfacing and ceramic on ceramic ReCerf hip resurfacing available here: https://www.hip-clinic.com/en/
Dr. De Smet explains what ceramic on ceramic ReCerf hip resurfacing is in a video here:
Dr KOEN De SMET CERAMIC LEFT HIP RESURFACING JOHANNESBURG JUNE 2019
Where do I begin?
The fact you are reading this already says a lot about you –and you are Id suggest inquisitive and seeking guidance on the best option to resolve your hip issue
If there is anything I have learned over the last c 2 years –when I was diagnosed with Hip OA –is take your time (if you have that luxury –see later) ,ask questions ,and research ,research until you are as certain as you can be that you are comfortable not only with the prosthesis –but the surgeon –its like having a car break down –the spares to repair it are the same –but there are competent and not so … Read the rest
First ceramic on ceramic resurfacing of Dr.De Smet in Johannesburg Rosaecres hospital South-Africa
This lady walked with 2 crutches for long time before her surgery. After two weeks with all kind of disasters not related with surgery but delaying the rehabilitation, her older grandsons (seven and ten) stopped believing that she could ever abandon the crutches. To cheer them up and make them laugh, she decided to take a “funny walk” along the hallway of their house.… Read the rest
I apologize for not updating on my anniversary date. I guess I am having to much fun since my left hip was resurfaced 4/2016. I truly am grateful for the many people on this site, and for Dr. Gross for putting me back together Steve Austin style. “We can rebuild him”
My hip has treated me very well. I hope it continues this path !!!
Best decision ever!
I am back to doing everything that I was doing before.
I got my life back!!!
The wealth of information and support from this site is second to none.… Read the rest
Read Boomer’s Original Story Here: https://surfacehippy.info/boomer-hip-resurfacing-bhr-with-dr-rector-2011/
Yesterday marked the seven year anniversary for my second hip resurfacing. I’m partially retired now. Living in Colorado allows me to do something outdoors almost every day. My recovery was very methodical, so it took me some time to regain the activities I enjoyed before OA slowed me down. I bike a lot, hike in the mountains, lift weights, have a SUP and just this year returned to skiing, which for some reason I was afraid to do in prior years. I don’t ski very well, but I do get down the mountain. My hips are fine now. I’ve taken a couple of falls off of my mountain bike that scared me, but the hips were fine.
I don’t … Read the rest
Complete 2018 Review Available Here:
In 2017, 98.0% of total resurfacing hip replacements were undertaken in males (Table HT56 and Figure HT66). There is a small increase in the proportion of patients aged 55 to 64 years receiving total resurfacing hip replacement in 2017 (Figure HT67
Revision Rates at 17 Years for Male and Female Hip Resurfacing Patients
Revision Rates Per Device
2018 Revisions by Head Size
Original Abstract Available Here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30963072
Mortality after hip resurfacing versus total hip arthroplasty in young patients: a single surgeon experience.
Brooks PJ1, Samuel LT1, Levin JM1, Sultan AA1, Khlopas A1, Brigati D1, Ng M1, Greenwald AS1, Mont MA2.
Author information Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA. & Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, USA.
The aims of this study were to investigate the following questions: (I) what are the mortality rates in patients age 55 years and younger who underwent a hip resurfacing arthroplasty (HRA) versus a standard total hip arthroplasty (THA)? (II) is the type of operation independently associated with mortality?
We have demonstrated that patients age 55 and younger who undergo HRA have a … Read the rest
Read Joyce’s Full Story Here https://surfacehippy.info/joyce-from-kentucky-hip-resurfacing-story-at-surface-hippy/
Dr. Gross resurfaced my left hip in 2004. That’s 15 years! So far, so good. I had my right hip resurfaced at the University of KY in 2010. That one, too, is good. I am soon to be 71 years old and though other things ache, my hips do not. So glad I made the hip resurfacing choice.… Read the rest
In an article by By India Sturgis 7:00AM BST 18 Oct 2015 She writes that:
…Bussell has had two operations on her ankle, torn her hamstring and snapped the anterior cruciate ligament in her knee. Last year she had her hip resurfaced…
“I had the resurfacing because I was too young to have a replacement. A lot of retired ballerinas have [hip replacements] but they usually wait until they are in their 60s, not 40s. I just think, look, how lucky are we that we can have titanium put in our bodies and it do wonders,” she says.
Darcey Bussell has much to celebrate this year. She turned 50 a fortnight ago according to The National Lifestyle:
…Four years ago, Bussell had hip … Read the rest
…The Ducks said the surgery was performed May 9 by Dr. Edwin Su in New York. The procedure is less invasive than a full hip replacement and does allow for the possibility for the 34-year old Kesler to resume his career following a lengthy recovery…
Talking With Docs Published on Jan 29, 2019
Interesting Video, but did not cover other hip resurfacing devices besides metal on metal – like poly on metal, ceramic on ceramic. Metal on Metal is still an excellent option when placed by an experienced hip resurfacing surgeon. All the top surgeons have excellent long term results. Note by Patricia Walter – owner of https://surfacehippy.info
One of our viewers asked for our thoughts on tennis player Andy Murray and his hip replacement. We are all waiting and hoping he can return to a competitive tennis career. It is important to understand the difference between hip resurfacing and total hip replacement. The surgeons discuss some professional athletes who have had joint replacements.… Read the rest