Anterior Hip Resurfacing Testimonials

Direct approach to hip replacement

Jill Porter is a lifelong athlete who pounds the pavement on courts and fields across a variety of sports.


So when her left hip started hurting, she hoped it was something that rehabilitation and anti-inflammatories would take care of.

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New operating table improves hip replacement surgery

Using a device that looks more like a torture rack than a surgical table, surgeons are now able to replace a hip through the front of the pelvis, limiting tissue and muscle damage and leading to faster recovery.

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Steve Goulet

Greetings from Houston, Texas! On December 10, 2008 I had a Cormet Hip Resurfacing prosthesis using the direct anterior approach performed by Dr. Stefan Kreuzer. The anterior direct approach (also known as “Smith Peteresen”) is relatively rare in the U.S. as many surgeons have not yet been trained with this approach.

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David M.

On the right is a photograph of a trip I made to Mexico in November. Here I am just 3 months after the [anterior hip resurfacing] surgery on top looking down at our vehicles (red circle). No pain, no problems. It gives an idea of where I am at physically right now after the surgery. Many thanks to Dr. Kreuzer and everyone at Memorial Bone and Joint. Thanks a bunch.


Nancy O

I had been having significant pain in my right hip for over 2 years and had been told by several doctors that I had arthritis and would have to wait for it to become much worse before anything…

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Jay C. Cooke

I’m 48 years old and just had my hip resurfaced using the anterior approach on 11/3/08 by Dr. Stefan Kreuzer. I spent some time on the surfacehippy website to educate myself prior to my surgery which helped a lot. I do however feel very little is mentioned about the anterior approach which I believe is just as important technology as is the resurfacing.

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Big Bill

I go in for resurfacing on 7/9. My surgeon is Dr. Stefan Kreuzer at Memorial Bone & Joint in Houston. He has done 50 resurfacings to date. He does the anterior approach (see the animated video on his website) and is using…

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John Drake

I’m 48 years old and just had my hip resurfaced using the anterior approach on 11/3/08 by Dr. Stefan Kreuzer. I spent some time on the surfacehippy website to educate myself prior to my surgery which helped a lot. I do however feel very little is mentioned about the anterior approach which I believe is just as important technology as is the resurfacing.

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Nigel Church

I am a 55 year old male. I have been active all my life in various sports which ultimately led to my hip cartilage damage.

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Raeburn Marshall

In March 2009 hip pain had significantly negatively impacted my life. Performing basic daily functions became extremely difficult.

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