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 ex jockey and cutter/reined cowhorse rider that has a right hip resurfaced with Dr Sparling in Vancouver, WA (Wright C+) 7 years ago at age 45 (petite female). I am still doing great, no complications and can pretty much do whatever I want pain free. I don’t even think about my hip anymore.
Today (November 4, 2019) 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. 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.