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
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…
The McMinn Centre Published on Oct 23, 2018 As presented at ISTA London Friday 12th October 2018 by Mr. McMinn
Mr. McMinn discusses the use of cross-linked polyethylene for hip resurfacing devices. He explains the advantages of cross-linked polyethylene vs metal on metal hip resurfacing devices.… Read the rest
Published on Sep 5, 2014
Description: Dr. Pritchett describes and demonstrates cement less ceramic coated titanium, highly cross-linked polyethylene Synovo Preserve hip resurfacing. This is a sports hip.
Synovo Preserve Hip Resurfacing System Video by Dr. Pritchett. Synovo Preserve cementless, ceramic coated titanium, cross-linked polyethylene hip resurfacing device. Dr. Pritchett explains why the Synovo Preserve is an excellent hip resurfacing device and how it is different than Metal on Metal Devices.
Published on May 27, 2014
- 1 Year Update David Brewer’s H1 Ceramic Hip Resurfacing with Professor Cobb 2017
- 20 Years of Hip Resurfacing – BHR Past, Present and Future by Dr. Edwin Su 2017
- 6 Year Results of Metal Ion Study in Young Patients with BHR 2009
- Andy Murray’s Pioneering Hip Surgery was First Developed in Birmingham
- Arizona – Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Action Dismissed
- ASR Articular Surface Replacement System by DePuy, a Johnson & Johnson Company
- ASR recall by DePuy 2010
- Australian 5 Year BHR Study
- BHR – The 15 Year Results by Mr. McMinn 2013
- BHR (Birmingham Hip Resurfacing) – 10 Years of Data
- BHR (Birmingham Hip Resurfacing) Information and History
- BHR and Other Options – Derek McMinn Lecture2013
- BHR Birmingham Hip Replacement FDA Approved
After reviewing thousands of case studies going back 25 years across six countries, researchers at the University of Bristol say they indicate that eight out of 10 total knee replacements (TKRs) and six out of 10 total hip replacements (THEs) will still be in place after 25 years.
Dr. De Smet places his first ReCerf hip resurfacing device on March 3, 2019 in Johannasburg South Africa. ReCerf is a new type of ceramic on ceramic hip resurfacing device. The traditional standard hip resurfacing device is metal on metal like the BHR , Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Device, the Wright C+ and Biomet. New types of devices are being developed which will be used with all good candidates, even women and small men.