Serving The Patient Community Since 12/11/2005
Patricia Walter Owner/Webmaster
Surface Hippy is a collection of articles about hip resurfacing, doctor information, hip resurfacing videos, medical studies, doctor interviews, frequently asked questions and personal hip resurfacing stories.
If you are a first time visitor to Surface Hippy the Visitor Guide will help you learn about hip resurfacing. Learn about the difference between Hip Resurfacing and a Total Hip Replacement.
I find it important to provide the most reliable information available on the Surface Hippy Website. Since it started in 2005, there have been a variety of hip resurfacing devices available. Only three have been approved by the FDA. The information posted on Surface Hippy is based on National Registry Information, Medical Studies and Surgeon Articles.
Unfortunately, some hip resurfacing devices have not provided good outcomes for patients and have been removed from the market. As hip resurfacing devices continue to be used, there is now a longer history of outcomes available up to 10 years reported in the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry 2013.
I have decided to no longer provide detailed information about some devices that have had poor outcomes and the surgeons using them. That decision does not indicate that a patient won't have an excellent outcome with those devices and that they can not have a successful surgery by surgeons choosing to use those devices. I want to provide detailed information about successful hip resurfacing devices and the surgeons that choose to use them based on actual statistics from National Registries.
Full Reports Available: https://aoanjrr.dmac.adelaide.edu.au/en/annual-reports-2013
There have been many negative articles in the media recently that suggest hip resurfacing has poor outcomes and should no longer be used. This information is not based on national registries and outcomes from experienced hip resurfacing surgeons. Experienced hip resurfacing surgeons have written articles and rebuttals to the negative media blitz. The information is presented here:
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The Surface Hippy Website was conceived and designed by Patricia Walter. Patricia had her hip resurfaced in March 2006 with Dr. De Smet of Belgium. She felt there was a need for a website to help people learn about hip resurfacing. She knew first hand that it was a wonderful solution for a hip replacement and wanted to help others learn about hip resurfacing. Visit Pat's Corner to read her informative articles about hip resurfacing including How to Choose A Doctor and Questions to Ask Your Doctor.
Surface Hippy is not financially controlled by any medical companies, doctors or hospitals.Patricia maintains the website and adds information daily. The website is a collection of information to help people learn about hip resurfacing. Surface Hippy is a patient to patient resource.
Many hip resurfacing patients have provided their personal Hip Stories so perspective patients can learn from their experiences. They explain why they chose hip resurfacing, their surgeries, the hip resurfacing device they received, what surgeon they chose, their hospital experiences and their recoveries.
If you are a first time visitor to Surface Hippy the Visitor's Guide will help you start to learn about hip resurfacing. Learn about the difference between Hip Resurfacing and a THR.