Author Archives: Patricia Walter
About Patricia Walter
Patricia Walter is the owner and webmaster of the Surface Hippy Website
Mat Smith’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2021-2023
5 Year Update Donny’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Brooks 2018
Donny’s Full Story Here https://surfacehippy.info/donnys-hip-resurfacing-with-dr-brooks-2018/
February 26, 2023
It hit me today that today is my 5-year anniversary of having my left hip resurfaced with Dr. Peter Brooks at the Cleveland Clinic. It’s been a wonderful 5 years. At this point, I think very little about my hip. I’m as physically active as I want to be, mostly golf. Hip feels totally normal. No pain. No mobility or range of motion issues. Complete return to … Read the rest
Peggi’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing Dr. Mackenzie 2022
February 17, 2023
I had bilateral Polymotion hip resurfacing with Dr. Jim MacKenzie in Calgary on Nov 15, 2022. I didn’t realize it at the time, but it was the first Polymotion resurfacing in North America, and Dr. McMinn was in the operating room to observe!!
I am 48 years old, 47 at the time of surgery, and a petite female (5’ 2”, 125 lbs). I was very active up until my 40s when hip … Read the rest
Hip Resurfacing Doctors
*** – Hip Resurfacing Doctor experience provided by Doctor
Free Email Consultation is noted above Hip Resurfacing Doctor’s Name if available
Jeffrey C. Davis, MD – Trained 2007 with Dr. Raterman
250 Hip Resurfacings to date***
Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center
805 St. Vincent’s Drive, Suite 100
Birmingham AL 35205
Phone 205) 939-3699
Jeffery C. Davis MD Website
Free Email Consultation
Scott Ball, MD –Trained with Amstutz … Read the rest
DAC VAN’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2022
January 3, 2023
I wanted to wait until six months or so post–op before posting on this excellent website: I will post in this section, as well as the rehab section: please forgive any redundancies.
Background: 53-year-old male, in decent shape with no other health issues, avid marathon and trail ultra-runner. Osteoarthritis necessitated the operation: I first started feeling it around January 2021, with increasing pain and restricted movement during long runs. As Hemingway said … Read the rest
20 Year Anniversary Jeff Dullum Bilateral Hip Resurfacing Dr. De Smet 2002
20 years ago this week, I received my pair of Chromium Cobalt BHR metal hip implants from Dr. Koen de Smet in Ghent, Belgium.
I am so lucky, confident and inspired about my hips that I trained at Ten Kicks gym this week where my daughter fights and coaches…and celebrated my hips with 10 kicks on the heavy bag.
I won’t continue kicking the bag…I want the hips to last at least another 40 years … Read the rest
Mark Dee’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Antoniou 2022
October 28, 2022
Just got right hip resurfaced by Dr Antoniou in Montreal about 18 hours ago. Back at the hotel. I tried walking around the room with no crutches/walker, backwards, forwards, sidesteps. SHort steps but unassisted. I told this to the nurse who came by to bring me a walker, she was worried and said it’s too early to be walking without assistance.
December 10, 2022
I had my right hip resurfaced about 1.5 … Read the rest
Dennis Pinkard’s Hip Resurfacing by Tennessee Orthopedic Assoc 2022
October 22, 2022
Left hip resurfaced by Tennessee Orthopedic Association in Nashville, TN, 17 October. I am in the painful phase of recovery. I am 75 and older than most who have this surgery but because of Vietnam Service I have leukemia and was trying to stay away from the bone marrow. Also, I have run numerous marathons and was a long distance runner for more that 50 years. I’ll be a slow healer but … Read the rest
Nicklas Backstrom’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. De Smet 2022
Original Article: https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/35377168/how-nicklas-backstrom-accelerating-return-ice-hip-surgery Article by Emily KaplanESPN January 5, 2023
The Washington Capitals center’s nagging left hip had deteriorated to the point where he had a hard time putting on his socks and shoes. He struggled to play with his kids (ages 9, 6 and 2). He walked around the team facility with a limp…
…Only two active NHL players before have had their hips resurfaced. Defenseman Ed Jovanovski underwent 10 months of rehabilitation … Read the rest
Dr. MacKenzie of Canada Celebrates 20+ Years of Hip Resurfacing Success in Canada
This month, Dr. Jim MacKenzie, an Orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Hip Resurfacing and Knee replacements, was joined by old friends from around the world to celebrate two decades of hip resurfacing.
For one of Dr. MacKenzie’s latest recent surgery, Professor Derek McMinn (godfather of modern Hip Resurfacing), Mr. Roger Ashton (Technical Director at JointMedica), and Dr. Sharat Kusuma (Surgeon, Chief Strategy & Medical Officer of Exactech) observed Dr. MacKenzie perform a bilateral … Read the rest
Update 5 Year and 9 1/2 Year Updates Hip Resurfacing Dr. Schemitsch and Dr. Gross
November 27, 2022 Hip Resurfacing Update
Packman’s Original Hip Resurfacing Stories Here:
Just had my 5 year checkup on the left hip resurfacing (Schemitsch – London ON Canada). X-rays according to Dr. S, were outstanding / excellent. He examined my walk and said he could not tell I even had hip surgery.
I have sent the x-rays down to Dr. Gross for right hip resurfacing review as I don’t get to South Carolina … Read the rest
3 Year Update Jim Thyne ‘s Hip Resurfacing with Professor Meek 2019
6 Year Update Puckeater’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Su 2016
John Woolslayer Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2022
John Woolslayer age 54.
About a year and 1/2 ago my right hip started hurting and I was losing mobility. Pretty quickly this hip pain kept me from being able to go running. For work outs I had to swim and ride a bike. I also was still able to use a stair master, elliptical trainer and treadmill. While I could do these exercises, I could not run or jump at all and my posture … Read the rest
Complications and mid to long term outcomes for hip resurfacing versus THR Study 2022
Full Article at PubMed https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36006506/
Introduction: The long-term results of total hip replacement (THR) are excellent; however, it has higher failure rates in young and active patients. Hip resurfacing arthroplasty (HRA) is an alternative in such patients and gaining popularity. This review was done to compare complications and outcomes between HRA and THA by assessing the latest level 1 studies comparing the two from the past 10 years…
…Conclusion: Despite similar function and revision … Read the rest
Dr. Brooks Relocates to Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital in Vero Beach Florida
Dr. Brooks has moved to Florida. He has relocated to the Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital in Vero Beach Florida. He took time off this summer to move and get settled in.
So it will be a beautiful location to have a surgery and recover. He still does free email consultations.
Free Email Consultation
Peter Brooks MD, FRCS(C) – BHR trained McMinn 2006,
British Hip Society Podcast-Birmingham Hip Resurfacing-the whole story August 12, 2022
British Hip Society Podcast
Birmingham Hip Resurfacing: the whole story August 12, 2022
This Podcast features Vikas Khanduja, Mr. Callum McBryde, Professor Derek McMinn MD FRCS , Mr. Ronan Treacy, and Roger Ashton – Technical Director of JointMedica
British Hip Society Podcast
The Podcast had a free download feature, so I made it into a video to help people see photos of the participants and the subject better.