- My Ceramic Hip Resurfacing by Professor Cobb 2017
- I Want a Hip Resurfacing But am Concerned About the Negative Response in the Medical Community
- Revision Hip Resurfacing Patients Have Better Outcomes Than THR Revision Patients
- Visitor’s Guide to Surface Hippy
- Dr. Mont Live Video Chat May 2, 2018 8:00 PM Eastern Time – 5pm PST
- Spectrum Health in Michigan Offers Hip Resurfacing
- Professor Cobb Discusses Ceramic-on-Ceramic Hip Resurfacing at Bern Hip Symposium 2018
- Ontario Canada BHR covered by OHIP at Cleveland Clinic by Dr. Brooks
- 20 Years of Hip Resurfacing – BHR Past, Present and Future by Dr. Edwin Su 2017
- Birmingham Hip Resurfacing 20 Year Video
- Recovery & Rehabilitation After Hip Resurfacing
- Floyd Landis Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2006 Update
- New hip resurfacing implant could lead to better outcomes for patients 2018
- Patients Living Alone can be Safely Discharged and Sent Home After Surgery
- Professor Cobb and H1
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 medical community. There might be several reasons for that. One is that hemi-resurfacing which only replaced the femoral portion of the device had very poor success. When full hip resurfacing began, the situation was now metal on metal bearings, not metal on bone bearing surface. So once a procedure received poor outcomes and bad press – it never goes away, even when it isn’t the same as the similarly named option.
So many surgeons remember … 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 stay and better function in patients undergoing revision of resurfacing as opposed to revision of a standard stemmed prosthesis,” Kent said… 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.
View Videos about Hip Resurfacing including Doctor Interviews
What doctors are in my area?
Hip Resurfacing Doctor Interviews.
Questions to ask a hip resurfacing surgeon.
Frequently Asked Patient Questions answered by hip resurfacing doctors.
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 be joined by the following methods:
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/749323256
To join the meeting you will have to download one small file from Zoom called Zoom_launcher.exe
This file will be available when you click into the url address address above.
Zoom will not collect your information or infect your computer. Surface Hippy has purchased a professional account to present live, video chats.
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16468769923,,749323256# or +16699006833,,749323256#… 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 Health Grand Rapids and physician with Orthopedic Associates of Grand Rapids. “The procedure enables patients to be free from pain but not as limited in their mobility and activity level as a conventional hip replacement.”
The bone-conserving approach of the BHR preserves more of the patient’s natural bone structure and stability. It covers the joint’s surfaces with an all-metal implant that more closely resembles a tooth cap than a hip implant. This approach reduces the … 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 advantages compared to traditional total hip replacement in young, active patients. Much less bone is removed from the upper femur (thigh bone), activity levels are completely unrestricted after full recovery, and there are fewer problems with popping out (dislocation) or unequal leg lengths. In the right patient, resurfacing lasts as long as, or longer than, total hip replacement, and options are better and safer if future surgery is required. An experienced surgeon is needed, due … 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 alive and well for selected patients. There may only be a few surgeons performing hip resurfacing, but those who have experience with it are still strong advocates.
Published on Oct 20, 2017 The McMinn Center Website
On 30th July 1997, Mr McMinn performed the world’s first Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) operation. Two decades later, we are celebrating the success of this bone-conserving procedure, pioneered by Mr McMinn, with the people whose lives have been changed by BHR surgery.
The video and photos that patients have sent in to celebrate 20 Years of Hip Resurfacing has been eye opening and amazing. We couldn’t include everyone in our longer in depth video so we created this shorter and snappier piece to give you a feel of the immense variety of activities that our patients enjoy after their procedures.
Patients in Order of Appearance
Colin Tucker right BHR 2008 Left BHR 2003
Margaret Massie Taylor Left BHR 1997
Adrian Rawlinson – Right BHR 2005
Arnie Pollinger – Right BHR 2012
Mark Edwards – Right BHR 1997
Colin Keith – Left … Read the rest
Published on Dec 15, 2017
Do I need any rehabilitation or physiotherapy after the surgery? Can I return to sports? Patients who received BHR surgery will share the post-operation rehabilitation process and how they benefit from the surgery.