- 10th Anniversary of my BHR by Patricia Walter Owner/Webmaster
- 1st Annual Hip Resurfacing Meeting 2013 by Patricia Walter
- 2,200 BHR Patients with 99% Survivorship 2014 by Dr. Brooks
- 20 Year Anniversary Video of BHR by McMinn Center 2017
- 20 Years of Hip Resurfacing – BHR Past, Present and Future by Dr. Edwin Su 2017
- 2008 AOANJRR National Joint Replacement Registry
- 2012 National Registry Hip Resurfacing Information
- 2014 AJRR Annual Report for Hip Resurfacing
- 2015 AJRR
I have worked diligently and hard on the https://surfacehippy.info website since 2005. I felt/feel it is important to provide information about hip resurfacing. Unfortunately, many surgeons don’t perform hip resurfacing or are very vocal about how bad it is. Fortunately, there are many experienced hip resurfacing surgeons with excellent outcomes for the last 10 – 15 years.
Information is power. Information is knowledge. Without a source of information, people can’t know or learn about … Read the rest
Published on Aug 7, 2018 – Surgeons prefer Hip Resurfacing rather than THR for their own hip replacement
Hip Resurfacing is difficult. It requires a higher degree of surgical precision, art and talent. Hip resurfacing produces a higher level of functional outcome. Most surgeons do not offer hip resurfacing but they when it is their hip that needs surgery they are more open to the procedure. Polyethylene should be used. Two experienced hip resurfacing surgeons … Read the rest
Published on Aug 7, 2018
James Pritchett MD discusses the preference his patients have for hip resurfacing compared to hip replacement. No metal on metal implants were included and the follow-up averaged 11 years and up to 26 years. A polyethylene acetabular component with a ceramic or ceramic coated femoral implant was used. 270 patients. This was a statistically valid independent, blinded, paired bilateral study. More than 85% of patients with a well functioning hip … Read the rest
A new member of the Hip Talk Discussion Group is considering hip resurfacing, but very concerned about the negative press and the medical communities not supporting hip resurfacing.
Patricia Walter, owner of the Surface Hippy Website, responded to his concerns about hip resurfacing in the following article:
Hip Resurfacing is a very special method of replacing a hip. Ever since I began this website in 2005, hip resurfacing has never been widely accepted by the … Read the rest
June 1, 2018 – BARCELONA, Spain – Total surface replacement may still be a viable hip arthroplasty option in young, active patients based on how well it fared in a study when it was revised to total hip replacement vs. primary THR that was revised to THR, according to a presenter at the EFORT Annual Congress…
…“Our study shows, therefore, that there is less blood loss, there’s a shorter length of … Read the rest
Surface Hippy has a very large number of pages about many aspects of hip resurfacing. The first time visitor might be a little overwhelmed and wonder where to start learning about hip resurfacing. You might want to visit the pages listed below before exploring the rest of the website. Also the hip resurfacing FAQ pages provide many answers to questions.
Join our Dr. Mont Live Video Chat about hip resurfacing. Participants will ask questions and Dr. Mont will answer the questions. This is our first live video chat and I am hoping we will have many participants attending. The meeting will last one hour. Hopefully, participants will learn more about hip resurfacing as an excellent option for hip replacement. Up to 100 participants can attend the live meeting. No registration is required. The meeting can … Read the rest
April 5, 2018
Spectrum Health along with Orthopedic Associates of Grand Rapids physician Thomas Malvitz, M.D., are among the first in Michigan to offer an alternative to hip replacement. Birmingham Hip ResurfacingTM (BHR) is offered. Instead of a total hip replacement, hip resurfacing simply shaves and caps a few centimeters of bone within the joint.
“Hip resurfacing may be an ideal alternative for younger, active patients,” said Thomas Malvitz, M.D., Orthopedic Department chairman, Spectrum … Read the rest
Published on Mar 29, 2018
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A Solution for Young, Active Patients with Hip Arthritis in Ontario
Toronto is North America’s 4th largest city and has the fastest growing population in need of hip surgery, yet Toronto has limited experience in hip resurfacing. This has left a void for patients in urgent need of this procedure.
Recognizing this gap, Cleveland Clinic has been able to help a number of Ontarians receive the appropriate treatment.
Resurfacing of the hip offers several … Read the rest
Published on Dec 17, 2017 – BHR The Past and the Future of Hip Resurfacing
Dr Edwin Su takes a look at the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) System’s 20 year history and outcome data from implant survival rates to opportunities for patients. In his closing slide Dr Su states that hip resurfacing can have advantages of THR including bone preservation, greater stability and a high activity level. He also says that hip resurfacing is … Read the rest