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General THR Discussion / Re: New Surgeon Ratings Website by Consumers’ Checkbook
« Last post by pwalter on November 13, 2018, 05:49:18 PM »
I really don't know how much that site is used.  I found it and just placed it as additional information about surgeons.

I have a list of surgeons that many people have used, but again no guarantee that is it perfect.  I always suggest visiting several and see how you feel about them.  You can also ask for other patient stories from them.


This is a list of anterior surgeons.  Again, no guarantee about it and I am sure there are many more surgeons.  I usually list surgeons that I have read many patients stories about or had good information about hip replacement.


The various list are just a starting point.  You will know whether you like them or trust them after you meet or talk with them. 

I wish I could help more.  Many of the surgeons on my https://surfacehippy.info  site have many patient stories listed for them.  Also the Hip Talk Discussion Group has many members that will talk with you about their hip resurfacing experiences.  Hip Resurfacing is a more difficult surgery than a THR so the surgeons there are very skilled.  All surgeons who do hip resurfacing also do THRs.  You might want to look at that list

https://surfacehippy.info/hip-resurfacing-doctors/   I have interviewed many of them and know they have excellent outcomes.  So that list might help you too.

I wish you the best.

General THR Discussion / Re: New Surgeon Ratings Website by Consumers’ Checkbook
« Last post by Varano on November 13, 2018, 03:29:00 PM »
How widely used is this surgeon ratings site? I don't want skewed ratings if too few people are using it.
Personal Hip Stories / Re: Mini-hip one year follow-up
« Last post by Specht on September 04, 2017, 12:39:10 PM »

Great report.  Glad to hear things are go here for online bingo so well.  I will post your story on the main site when you finish up.


It's good to hear that you're doing well!
General THR Discussion / New Surgeon Ratings Website by Consumers’ Checkbook
« Last post by pwalter on May 23, 2017, 12:27:47 PM »
Interesting new surgeon rating website - Surgeon Ratings Website by Consumers’ Checkbook

Choosing the best surgeon can reduce your chances of death, complications, or other bad outcomes. This website, based on analyses of more than five million surgeries done in hospital by more than 50,000 surgeons, shows you which surgeons’ patients Checkbook found had the lowest (or highest) rates of deaths, prolonged lengths of stay (indicating likely complications), or need to be readmitted to hospital, after our risk-adjustments for patient characteristics.

Longest lasting artificial hips: Norman Sharp broke Guinness World Records record

LONDON, UK — Mr. Norman Sharp was just 23 when, in November 1948, had both new hips implanted in what was then a ground-breaking operation at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) in Stanmore, near London; those hips have survived to this day, making him a record holder for having the longest lasting artificial hips, according to the World Record Academy.

Norman Sharp, 91, was 23 when he had the first hip replacement operation of its kind ever done on the NHS in 1948. The pensioner from Trowbridge in Wiltshire has been listed as a record-breaker for having the longest lasting artificial hips, with experts amazed at how they have survived so long.

…The hips, which are made of a special alloy called Vitallium, developed in the USA in 1932, were implanted by consultant orthopaedic surgeon Philip Newman in what many think was the first procedure of its kind by the then newly formed NHS.
Anterior Approach THR / Anterior Approach Information
« Last post by pwalter on March 06, 2016, 02:20:40 PM »
There is a lot of interest in the Anterior Approach for Total Hip Replacement.  I added a new section to the website featuring Anterior Approach Information


Anterior Approach Doctors


Anterior Approach Doctor Videos


and Personal Anterior Approach Videos


I always encourage patients to share their stories with others.  If you had a great total hip replacement that changed your life, why not help others by sharing your story.  You can post it here or send it to pwalter@surfacehippy.info  for posting on the website.

Anterior Approach THR / Animation of THR with Anterior Approach
« Last post by pwalter on February 27, 2016, 07:49:04 PM »
This is an animation, not real surgery.  It is an excellent video to learn about the anterior approach for THR.


Very interesting animation for perspective patient to learn what muscles, etc are involved with the anterior approach.
Anterior Stories / Gary's Anterior Approach THR with Dr. Schnaubelt 2015
« Last post by pwalter on February 26, 2016, 12:29:53 AM »
A week after surgery, Gary was able to walk up the stairs. A few months later, Gary was back on the golf course.

Gary’s last piece of advice: "If you have a chance to go to see Dr. Schnaubelt to have your hips done, and you don’t do that, you’re making one heck of a mistake."

Read Gary's story and see his video here:

Anterior Stories / Kerryn's Anterior Approach THR 2015
« Last post by pwalter on February 26, 2016, 12:25:51 AM »
With the anterior approach Kerryn Bailey, 54, was walking on his new hip with support three hours after returning from surgery at Ormskirk hospital.

He went home the next day.

Read his complete story here:

General THR Discussion / Hips for You and Total Hip Talk Updated
« Last post by pwalter on October 29, 2015, 08:49:31 PM »
I have updated Hips for You to a nice, new mobile responsive website using Word Press.  I have been working on it for a few weeks and I apologize if there is any inconvience.

With the update of Hips for You came an update with Total Hip Talk.  I am not the best webmaster ever and actually lost some of the members and recent posts.

I APOLOGIZE.  I have just decided to leave it as it is instead of spending too many more days trying to find the missing pieces of the puzzle.

If you can no longer log in, please just join again or send me your username and password.  I will be happy to log you in.

If some of your recent posts have disappeared - I am so sorry.  If you have time, please replacement them.  I will try to find some of them and repost them.

Again, I am sorry to cause problems, but it was time to update the site and the Total Hip Talk Discussion Group.  Sometimes we take one step forward and two back. 

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