Hip Resurfacing Information

The Surface Hippy Website was conceived and designed by Patricia Walter. The original site is at http://surfacehippy.info  People often want to use .com instead of .info, so I started this website as a bridge to the original site.

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


Patricia Walter Introduction to Hip Resurfacing from Surface Hippy Videos on Vimeo


Dr. Lopez

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Mission Statement - Surface Hippy is a patient to patient guide to hip resurfacing.
It does not provide medical advice. It is designed to support, not to replace, the relationship between patient and clinician.
Advertising - Revenue from this site is derived from commercial advertising and individual donations.
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Privacy - Surface Hippy does not share email addresses or personal information with any group or organization.
Content - Surface Hippy is not controlled or influenced by any medical companies, doctors or hospitals.
All content is controlled by Patricia Walter - Joint Health Sites LLC