Hip Resurfacing for Women by Dr. Gross 2013

Dedicated to the memory of Vicky Marlow, a women’s advocate for hip resurfacing

Updated 3/7/2013

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Dr. Thomas Gross
4000 Hip Resurfacings to date***
3000 Uncemented Hip Resurfacings
200 Outpatient Hip Resurfacings
South Carolina Joint Replacement Center
Midlands Orthopedics
1910 Blanding Street
Columbia, S.C. 29201
Assistant to Thomas P. Gross, M.D.
803-256-4107 office, 803-355-2774 pager
803-331-6894 cell, 803-933-6754 fax
Contact email:
Ms. Lee Webb, MSN, APRN, NP
South Carolina Joint Replacement Center

Hip Resurfacing for Women

Dedicated to the memory of Vicky Marlow, a women’s advocate for hip resurfacing.

Thomas P Gross MD

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Dr. Brockwell Discusses Women and Hip Resurfacing

I am still using the BHR. I will resurface appropriate women (i.e. with head size over 48mm…).

I think the majority of young men men have osteoarthritis (OA) secondary to FAI (which I treat by arthroscopy) but about half of the young women have some form of acetabular dysplasia/DDH, and the other half have OA because of FAI. Thus tall phycially active women with OA from FAI can expect to do well with resurfacing, but women with dysplasia are probably better off with THR.

I have now performed over 300 resurfacings. I offer free email consultations.

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I am Female/Small Man – Can I have a HR?

June 4, 2015  Smith & Nephew … is therefore removing (BHR) small sizes and updating the IFU to contraindicate the BHR for women.

“However, the revision rates associated with men requiring femoral head sizes 46mm or smaller and with all women patients exceed the current benchmark established by the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Based on this information, Smith & Nephew considers that these patient groups may be at a greater risk of revision surgery than previously believed, and is therefore removing small sizes and updating the IFU to contraindicate the BHR for women.” Original Smith … Read the rest

Michael Puertas Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Barrack 2015

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Michael Puertas has been playing squash for three decades, racking up an impressive record. Then three years ago, pain in his right hip began to wake him up at night. He knew surgery was inevitable but he didn’t want to give up squash…

…Dr. Robert Barrack suggested an alternative to traditional hip replacement called hip resurfacing…

…Ten months after the surgery, Michael Puertas won the U.S. national 40-plus squash championship…… Read the rest

Danny Witt’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Frykberg 2015

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…Danny Witt was 28 when he first found out he had arthritis in his hip. The Ponte Vedra Beach tennis coach learned to live with the pain, but it progressively became worse.

Now at age 43, he opted for a unique approach (hip resurfacing) with Dr. Brett Frykberg, orthopedic surgeon at Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute, that would allow him to keep more of his own hip bone as opposed to a total hip replacement…

…”Hip resurfacing unlike total hip has no restrictions. Once recovered, people can return to normal activities such as running, biking, swimming, hockey and … Read the rest

Dr. Schmitt First Surgeon to Perform Birmingham Hip Resurfacing in Michigan

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The Birmingham Hip Resurfacing™ procedure is an alternative to traditional hip replacement…

Philip Schmitt, D.O., an orthopedic surgeon at DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, was the first doctor in Michigan to perform Birmingham Hip Resurfacing.

Advantages of Hip Resurfacing

Hip resurfacing offers many benefits compared to total hip replacement. It features a technologically advanced bearing surface that dramatically reduces joint wear when compared to traditional hip replacement materials. It’s ideal for younger, very active people who may outlive a traditional total hip replacement and therefore require future hip joint revision. Other advantages of hip resurfacing … Read the rest

Osteoarthritis Patients Survive Longer after Hip Resurfacing than THR 2013

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BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – Contrary to expectations, metal-on-metal hip resurfacing for osteoarthritis was associated with higher patient survival at 10 years than was total hip arthroplasty in a large, population-based study…

…Cumulative mortality rates were 2.8% for hip resurfacing versus 7.3% for cemented total hip replacement (THR; hazard ratio, 0.51). Ten-year mortality rates comparing hip resurfacing to uncemented THR were 2.6% and 3.2%, respectively (HR, 0.64)…

…”Patients who received a metal-on-metal resurfacing [MoMR] procedure seem to have a long-term survival advantage compared to patients receiving cemented or an uncemented THR,” said Dr. Adrian Kendal of the National … Read the rest

Dave’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Pritchett 2015 Update

April 20, 2016

Hey there hippies, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted here, mostly because my new hips are doing so well I rarely think about them. My left hip is now 13 months old, my right hip 15 months, and both are doing great.

This past weekend I returned to skydiving, with a couple jumps and no problems. Tomorrow I’m going on a couple days backpacking trip, and in two weeks I’m running a 5K. Pain is infrequent and only occurs in short bursts at the edges of my ROM, likely from my femoral neck catching an edge of … Read the rest

New Nationwide Ratings of Surgeons Based on Patient Outcomes

Nonprofit Consumer Group Releases First‐Ever and Only Nationwide Ratings of Surgeons for Patient Outcomes,  Based on Government Data Previously Kept from the Public

New Website Shows that Similar Patients Have Three Times the Risk of Death or other Bad Outcomes with Some Surgeons Compared to Other Surgeons.


WASHINGTON—Preventable medical errors of various kinds kill at least 200,000 Americans each year,
making this the third leading cause of death in the United States, six times as many deaths as from auto
accidents. One way to reduce such errors is for consumers to choose the best surgeons. For the first
time … Read the rest