There are currently two basic surgery options available for hip replacement – Hip Resurfacing or Total Hip Replacement. Hip Resurfacing is bone conserving and allows a patient to return to an active life with no restrictions. Hip Resurfacing is often used for young male athletes who want to return to the sports they love.
A total hip replacement, THR, has been the gold standard for many years. THR is major surgery that can result in a long post-op recovery and often limits your activities depending on the type of hip device that is used.
Sue had her right hip resurfaced by Dr. Schmitt at Huron Valley Hospital in 2007.
Photo by Free Face Photo
I am the director of HBY Ensemble empowering mature artists in Michigan, USA. My resurfaced hip is 12 years old on June 24th. Still dancing six days a week!… Read the rest
Hip Resurfacing is still possible for women. See the wonderful stories from active, athletic women below
Only a few hip resurfacing surgeons in the US still do women. If you want a hip resurfacing, you can find out if you are a candidate by emailing the surgeons who do women. Most BHR surgeons no longer do women. Dr. Gross and Dr. Pritchett use different hip resurfacing devices and will give women a hip resurfacing if they are good candidates. Both surgeons have done over 5000 hip resurfacings. Also many of the very experienced overseas surgeons still do hip resurfacing for women. Here is a list of experienced hip resurfacing surgeons:
7 Year Update – I am the
Read Pete’s Original Story Here: https://surfacehippy.info/pete-m-s-hip-resurfacing-2015/
5 years today November 19 with my Left BHR Birmingham Hip Resurfacing and 30 months with my Right THR total hip replacement.
Both are doing well, although my Right leg had a problem with thigh pain over Xmas last year. Still managed to keep climbing and cycling but had to stop running for a couple of months. Since then have gone from strength to strength – long days in the hills, long bike rides, longish runs including a 10 mile race (for the first time in 9 years, and 10 minutes slower than those heady days) and gradually getting decent fitness back. Still got all the other problems you are supposed to get at my age but the hips … Read the rest
Professor Walter of Australia explains the ReCerf Hip Resurfacing Device he used for Anton Constantine. The video explains why hip resurfacing is more bone conserving that a THR. Anton also talks about his surgery.
Prof. William (Bill) L. Walter
***1000 Hip Resurfacings to date
MBBS (Syd), FRACS (Orth), FAOrthA, PhD (surgery)
Kolling Building, 10 Westbourne Street
Royal North Shore Hospital,
St Leonards NSW 2065
Phone: +61 0(2) 9160 6662 (Aust)
Biography: Prof Bill Walter
Bill Walter, Orthopaedic Surgeon, is the Professor of Orthopaedics and Traumatic Surgery at the University of Sydney. He supervises PhD students, Masters students and medical students. In 2012 Professor Walter was the President International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty and hosted the annual meeting in Sydney where over 500 scientific papers were presented, on topics such as robotics and technology in Orthopaedic Surgery. He served as Chairman of the department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Mater Hospital from 2011 to 2014.
Read David’s Original Story Here: https://surfacehippy.info/david-hip-resurfacing-mr-mcminn-1999/
Mr McMinn replaced my right hip with a BHR twenty years ago (followed by another on the left over six years ago).
It has felt exactly like a natural, healthy hip throughout all that time and I am still as active as I want to be, including tennis a couple of times a week, cycling, motorcycling etc.
I regard myself as very fortunate that this surgery came along just when I needed it.
Best wishes to all,
Rt BHR Nov 1999
Lt BHR Oct 2013
Mr D McMinn… Read the rest
Blinky’s Original Story is Here: https://surfacehippy.info/blinky-s-bilateral-hip-resurfacing-with-dr-gross/
Today is my four year anniversary for bilateral hip resurfacing with Dr. Gross. How time flies!
The short update is that everything is going well. I run, I swim, I dance, I climb, I walk, I do everything I want to do. Other body parts are wearing out and giving me trouble, but not my hips. The biggest roadblock to my improving continues to be time to train. Because I feel so good, I am out there working, traveling, studying, living a rich and full life.
The longer update is that I ran three half marathons last year and became a regular at a Boot Camp type class that featured burpees, TRX, and squats. I am still not a … Read the rest
Tri Hard Allan’s Original Story Here: https://surfacehippy.info/tri-hard-alan-s-hip-resurfacing-with-mr-treacy-2015/
November 3, 2019
Recently celebrated my 4 year anniversary for my right side BHR with Dr Treacy. I held off till today to post as this morning I had entered my biggest race to date, the Ballbuster Duathlon which consists of 5 x 8 mile loops, 1 run/3 bike/1 run with the last 2 miles of each loop uphill. But the weather was awful and the race was stopped after the 1st lap of the bike. That’s England for you.
But generally speaking this has by far been my best year. Everyday life has always been great but racing has been inconsistent with some pain sometimes but no pattern or any way of identifying the triggers. So at … Read the rest