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 was a need for a website to help people learn about hip resurfacing. She knew first hand that it was a wonderful solution for a hip replacement and wanted to help others learn about hip resurfacing. Visit Pat’s Corner to read her informative articles about hip resurfacing including How to … Read the rest
The McMinn Centre Published on Dec 13, 2018
Mr Derek McMinn interviews Mrs Maureen Berry, a patient with a 46 year old Metal on Metal Total Hip Replacement and 22 year old Birmingham Hip Resurfacing. They talk about her experiences and how MoM hips can have highly successful outcomes.… Read the rest
The McMinn Centre Published on Dec 14, 2018
In October Mr Derek McMinn outlined in a presentation to the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty the scientific and technological breakthroughs that have led to the next step in hip resurfacing – Polyethylene on Metal. See that video here – https://youtu.be/PcRtOZ4GnYAIn this video we talk to some of the early patients who talk about about their experiences with the new implant and how it has enabled them to get back to their normal lives.For further information please get in touch with the McMinn Centre. www.mcminncentre.co.uk… Read the rest
Syndney 9 News reports about new trails of ceramic hip resurfacing device…
…”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…
..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…
…There are plans to enroll 200 patients in a clinical trial next year.… Read the rest
November 27, 2017 Checking in for my eighth anniversary of my hip resurfacing of my second hip, my first one’s anniversary was August 24th).
My hips are now and have been for a long time feeling perfect. I’m grateful for the new life this has given me and the opportunities to both take up old joys and to explore new ones.
I want to thank Pat in particular for providing this wonderful site to people who are seeking and in need. I also want to let the hippies who advised and encouraged me when I … Read the rest
November 27, 2018 I had my right hip resurfaced the day before Thanksgiving 2015 by Dr. Gross. I could not be any happier with the results to this point. I went almost 10 years with bone on bone in my right hip and had a very noticeable limp for years before getting the HR. The only cardio I could do during this period was the stationary bike. This surgery was life changing for me.
When I was finally able to start running 6 months after surgery I knew I would have a lot of … Read the rest
This month marks 10 Years for my Birmingham hip resurfacing. Surgery performed by Dr. David Palmer at St. Croix Orthopedics. Still going strong with no issues.
My Original Story is Below
November 20, 2010
I am 2 years post. Last November I celebrated my one year BHR by riding the 100 mile Maah Dah Hey trail in North Dakota on my mountain bike in one day. My hip performed flawlessly. This last summer I competed in the Breck Epic mountain bike stage race which was 240 miles and 40,000 ft. of climbing over 6 days. My hip felt … Read the rest
Dr. Brooks discusses why he became a surgeon and hip resurfacing.… Read the rest
I’ve gotten so much value out of Pat’s Surface Hippy site over the past 4 years, that I felt compelled to give some back now that I just had my left hip resurfaced a little less than 2 weeks ago by Dr. Gross. I’m not quite sure what to put in my story so if I am covering things that are not important and omitting things that are, please just let me know and I’m happy to provide any details.
I just turned 53 back in September of this year but my hip story starts almost 5 years ago. … Read the rest
International surgeon series and registry data have demonstrated positive outcomes and long-term survival of the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) implant. We report the 5 to 10-year results from a single center in the U.S.
…Conclusions: BHR demonstrated excellent survivorship and clinical outcomes at 5 to 10 years in selected patients. As compared with total hip arthroplasty, the use of the BHR may provide highly active patients with clinically important advantages in postoperative activity as well as a greater likelihood of remaining highly active. Continued follow-up is
necessary to validate long-term BHR outcomes…
It’s my hippiversary! Three years for hip number two. Time for a review. The short version? It has been great. I run, swim, cycle, dance, jump, climb, sit cross legged, everything. More than last year with more to come this year.
The long version:
I can officially say I have exceeded all my expectations, even the secret ones I didn’t dare say out loud. Going into surgery, I was nervous but eager, wanting to lose the pain and the loss of motion. By “loss of motion” I mean not being able to move much, like … Read the rest
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An information website like https://surfacehippy.info should not be served subpoenas or be sued. I truly wonder what is wrong with our world. If every website providing information was sued, the internet would be a very empty space without any information.
Why would any lawyer think https://surfacehippy.info could possibly tell a person if they were a candidate for hip resurfacing or that they must/should have a hip resurfacing?
I want my readers to know that my website https://surfacehippy.info never tells anyone to have a hip resurfacing. The website provides information about hip resurfacing. I am not a doctor or medically trained … Read the rest
My hip hurt, my body hurt and I needed a new hip. I had fought hip pain for almost ten years because I just did not want “half my leg bone cut off” to get a new hip replacement. It just did not make sense to me that doctors were still sawing off a big hunk of a femur bone to replace a hip. We sent men to the moon, had nuclear power and every kind of electronic device imaginable, so why are our operations still old-fashioned?
I asked myself that question quite often. One evening while visiting our local … Read the rest
October 2018 – Metal on metal hip resurfacing (MoM-HR) is an alternative to total hip arthroplasty in young and active patients. The purpose was to determine the survivorship of MoM-HR procedures performed in patients aged 45 years and younger assessing patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) at minimum 5-year follow-up…
…All 217 patients equal to or younger than 45 years of age at the time of surgical intervention presenting to our center with MoM-HR between May 2002 and May 2011 were prospectively followed…
…he overall survivorship excluding septic failures was 94.6% and 93.8% at 5 and 10 years, respectively…… Read the rest
UPDATE April 7, 2018
I’ve not been on the site for a while as I had my hip resurfacing in Birmingham (UK) in 2014 with Mr. Treacy and haven’t had a problem since. I’ve returned quickly to endurance cycling, yoga, walking and all activities. i have slight restrictions in yoga but hardly noticeable.
September 13, 2012
Just had my second day of physio after resurfacing in Birmingham with Mr Treacy 48 hours ago. I discussed swelling with physio and she echoed the comment from above that it can come and go and is usually an indication from the … Read the rest