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
Update September 4, 2023
Yesterday I accompanied by 78 year old dad on his stock 20 mile bike ride. Hes fit and I can never catch him in the last mile when he kicks. Yesterday for the first time, I did keep with him!
BHR April-2022, Dr. Brooks, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio
My top BHR thoughts/comments
Thank you Pat…for all of the “surface hippy” info, stories, help, etc. The site info is priceless. I visited the site often, prior to my surgery.
I visited (4) surgeons…two that did only THR…and, two that did both THR and BHR.
A few reasons why I chose hip-resurfacing > I’m very active, on the bigger-side, wanted zero restrictions, my surgeon’s qualifications, and I liked … Read the rest
January 22, 2021
Well there are 3 of us from North America that have now become Surface Hippies. Hipmon [British Columbia], Jason [Colorado], and myself from [Ontario, Canada]. There are also over 20 Swedish people here for Hip Resurfacing. Jason and I are already back at the Hotel but Hipmom is still in the hospital because she had both hips resurfaced.
It was quite the experience from my perspective. I was scheduled for surgery on … Read the rest
Read Complete Study Here: https://boneandjoint.org.uk/article/10.1302/2633-1462.46.BJO-2023-0015.R1/pdf
Hip resurfacing arthroplasty as an alternative to total hip arthroplasty in patients aged under 40 years. A RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS OF 267 HIPS. Study. June 2023.
P. N. Ramkumar, H. J. F. Shaikh, J. J. Woo, H. S. Haeberle, M. Pang, P. J. Brooks From Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland,
A total of 217 hips (81%) were included for follow-up analysis at a mean of 3.8 years. Of … Read the rest
April 8, 2023 Read Complete Study Here: https://www.jointmedica.com/news/resurfacing-hip-arthroplasty-is-a-safe-and-effective-alternative-to-total-hip-arthroplasty-in-young-patient
Palazzuolo (et al, 2023) declared “Resurfacing Hip Arthroplasty Is a Safe and Effective Alternative to Total Hip Arthroplasty in Young Patients”.
In a recent systematic review and meta-analysis published last month, Resurfacing Hip Arthroplasty (RHA) and Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) were compared in terms of rate of complications, revisions, functional outcomes, blood loss, operative time, and metal ion levels to provide informantion on the most suitable procedure
I wanted to write a summary I would have liked to have found early in hip surgery investigation, and hope this helps the reader. No surgery is without risk. I’ve learned over the years that the best surgeons recommend no surgery unless absolutely necessary, and after conservative treatments are tried. Rehabilitation is still required when doing a surgery. That same effort on its own may fix your issue. I’ve personally rehabilitated multiple issues (not hip), … Read the rest
Brian’s Original Hip Resurfacing Story in 2019 https://surfacehippy.info/brians-recerf-ceramic-on-ceramic-hip-resurfacing-with-dr-de-smet-2019/
I cannot believe it is 4 years since I travelled to Johannesburg to have my new hip installed by Koen along with 3 other patients
I recall my emotions before during and after the 2 week visit
It took a lot of research ,anxiety and self-doubt before I finally pushed the GO button -the deciding factor was not least my visit to meet Koen in Belgium … Read the rest
I’m 57, Father of (3) three sons, and have always played sports my entire life. I started having hip pain around 1996 & continued to suffer from left hip pain until December of 2006 (hello BHR left hip). I’m a dual BHR recipient (2006 / 2009). I’ve had wonderful success and enjoyed an active lifestyle since the surgery.
At the time, my left hip was far worst than my right hip, so I waited until … Read the rest
March 6, 2023
May 24, 2023
See the scar??? This came up on my FB memories and thought I’d share!! Last year at this time I did a Figure Competition at the age of 53- my surgery was in 2020!! This required me squatting and deadlifting and lunging and using the leg press with HEAVY loads!! I remember when I first started… I thought to myself: I will never be able
Dan posted a very detailed story about his first hip resurfacing in 2011at – https://fullmetalhip.wordpress.com/
August 13, 2011
The report is everything is going great. The surgeon reiterated that the surgery was perfect. We looked at the x-ray and the acetabular cup is at about 39 degree angle. He said the bruising and pain that I have is normal. And he said that it was only the piriformis muscle that was cut and reattached.
I … Read the rest
March 30, 2023
HUGE thank you to Pat and all the posters who share their stories, videos, blogs, posts and whatnot. I wouldn’t have had hip resurfacing without this site or the advice.
After a three year battle with OA of the left hip and PHD level research on THR and all the resurfacing options, Drs, and devices I finally moved forward. On 3/16 I went to the HSS in NYC(I live in Boston) and … Read the rest
April 22, 2023
I had my BHR in 2008 in Boulder CO. My orthopedic had only done 4 before me. Dr Michael Werst. I am 63 yrs old and still active.… Read the rest
January 28, 2022
I’m an active 57 year old male. snowboard, running (until ~2 years ago, but hope to again), bike… am getting my hip resurfaced with Dr gross in 3 weeks. dreams of marathoning and ironman again, and am fully committed to the resurface. Nothing you didn’t know, but at 57, still feel like a have a bunch of miles left and know that the total hip will have more limitations than the resurface.… Read the rest
I’m 36, have double ceramic resurfacing, by Prof Piers Yates – in Perth, Western Australia.
Two years out right hip
One year out left hip
So far so good 🤞🏼
Hoping to return to sport very soon, I do CrossFit, Olympic weightlifting and enjoy playing football.
Strength and Range of Motion coming good, no restrictions or pain and I’m feeling much more confident with my new Hips.
As a guinea pig with double ceramic implants,
Update 11 months post hip resurfacing surgery with Dr. Ihekweazu (trained by Dr. Su) in Houston, TX.
I had no choice but to stay in Texas for my surgery because of insurance and Dr. Ihekweazu seemed like the best choice and the consultation went great. It was definitely a tough couple of days post surgery and I tried to end the meds too early but things healed exceptionally well. I did this surgery to continue … Read the rest