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Ready to jump in? Follow these easy steps to start connecting with the resources you need to return to a healthy and active life.

1. Begin to educate yourself about resurfacing vs. Total Hip Replacement (THR)


2. Find out if you are a candidate for resurfacing

  • Pick a local doctor from the list and make an appointment
  • Ask the surgeon all the right questions
  • Get a digital copy of your x-ray
  • Get a second, even third opinion from a top surgeon (that has done at least 500 hip resurfacings IMO) if you are told you are not a candidate (Contact Us if you need help with this)

3. Connect with other surface hippies

4. Start researching your surgery options

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