July 21, 2018 – Back on the Mats, my hip resurfacing story… Read the rest “Jeremy’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2017”
*** – Hip Resurfacing Doctor experience provided by Doctor
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Jeffrey C. Davis, MD – Trained 2007 with Dr. Raterman
250 Hip Resurfacings to date***
Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center
805 St. Vincent’s Drive, Suite 100
Birmingham AL 35205
Phone 205) 939-3699
Jeffery C. Davis MD Website
Harlan Amstutz , MD
1300 Hip Resurfacings to date
Joint Replacement Institute at St. Vincent Medical Center
2200 West Third Street, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90057
213 – 484-7600 phone
Joint Replacement … Read the rest “Hip Resurfacing Doctors”
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 … Read the rest “I Want a Hip Resurfacing But am Concerned About the Negative Response in the Medical Community”
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 “Revision Hip Resurfacing Patients Have Better Outcomes Than THR Revision Patients”
All 217 patients equal to or less than 45 years of age at time of surgical intervention presenting to our centre with MoM-HR between May 2002 and May 2011…
…This study indicates that MoM-HR is a suitable option for young individuals…
…The survivorship of HR in the less than 45 age group was similar to that of total hip replacement, as well as HR in older patients. Given the proposed benefits of HR, this procedure may be viewed as a viable option in patients aged less than 45 years.… Read the rest “Hip Resurfacing Viable for Patients 45 or Younger Study 2018”
May 3, 2018 – I’m in good health and busy with a garden project, rebuilding a garden wall. Still competing in motorsport, 3rd in the ACSMC class championship with my 1973 Alfa Romeo GTAm. Still have the STYLUS 231BHP racer but not competing with it right now . Both hips functioning well, one at 18yrs, the other 3yrs now, thanks to Mr McMinn and team.
Regards , Rob
May 30, 2018 – So, I rarely think of my hips, but I’m doing a bit of volunteer work that reminds me of how lucky I was 16 years ago when I found Dr. DeSmet. My husband and I both had hip resurfacing in October, 2002 – we were his first husband/wife team – my hip is 45 minutes older than his! Just wanted to let you all know that those hips and the subsquent ones are all working just fine and we are still able to do whatever we want. Amazing. I also want to shout to the wonderful … Read the rest “Pamela and Cliff’s 16 Year Anniversaries of Hip Resurfacings with Dr. De Smet 2002”
According to The Big Show, who opted for a hip resurfacing over a full out replacement to preserve the possibility of returning the ring, he is faster now, has better range of motion, and has more to give in the squared circle.
“Right now, [my] quality of life is really good. There’s no stiffness. My range of motion is ridiculous.” Big Show said, “I’m not done in the ring yet. Hell, I’m 380 lbs. I feel now, especially in my hip, has more range of motion now, and I’m faster than I moved in 17 … Read the rest “WWE’s Big Show’s Update of Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Su 2017”
Fifty-one-year-old Robert Bailey, a native of UAE, was suffering from pain in his left hip over the last five years that not only affected his daily life, but also his career of a physical education teacher.
His only option was having a Birmingham hip resurfacing, which is a complex joint reconstructive surgery done at specialized centers. Robert underwent the surgery at SIMS hospital recently and is back on his feet after complete recovery.
Speaking on the surgical treatment Dr Vijay C Bose, joint director and senior consultant, Institute of Orthopaedics SIMS said, “The Birmingham Hip Resurfacing technique offers many advantages … Read the rest “Robert Bailey’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Bose 2018”
Why I chose a hip resurfacing video by Dave Published on May 8, 2018… Read the rest “Dave’s Hip Resurfacing 2018”
Next month I will hit my 10 year anniversary on my left hip resurfacing with Dr Gross which is doing fine. Last week I saw Dr Gross again to have my right hip resurfaced. I thought that it might be interesting to compare these two adventures as the second one evolves. Below are a few key notes from the two different recoveries as of 9 days out. We often hear on this site about how everyone’s recovery is different, and my story so far shows how different the recovery process can … Read the rest “John C’s Second Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2018”
This may be a little long but hopefully it will help those who don’t have as easy a time with surgery as most and are on the Slow Program with Dr Gross.
Update from a “slow programmer”… Now in the beginning of week 6 and feeling pretty good. Since the first 4 weeks were essentially 10% or toe touch on my operated leg I had no idea if my hip was better or worse than before I had surgery. It wasn’t until last week I really began to feel the difference in my hip. It was “amazing”. I … Read the rest “Claudia’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2018”
This was our first live video chat with Dr. Mont. He answered many questions about hip resurfacing from those attending. Not all were on camera, but typed questions into the chat section.… Read the rest “Dr. Mont Live Video Chat About Hip Resurfacing May 2, 2018”
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.
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 … Read the rest “Spectrum Health in Michigan Offers Hip Resurfacing”