Surface Hippy® Guide to Hip Resurfacing

Updated 5/21/2015

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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.

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:

Read Current Positive Results of Hip Resurfacing -
Experienced Hip Resurfacing Surgeons Respond to
Negative Media Attack on Hip Resurfacing

Recently Added Information

Athlete's Story Page - a collection of 100+ Hip Resurfacing Athlete's Stories

New Personal Hip Stories

Do you have questions about hip resurfacing or want to talk to other hip resurfacing patients?

Visit the Hip Talk Discussion Group about Hip Resurfacing

Patricia's Welcome Video

About Surface Hippy

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. Many hip resurfacing patients return to the sports they love - read their stories here - Athletes Stories.

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.

Hip Resurfacing advantages versus Total Hip Replacement Illustration by Patricia Walter

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