Straight talk from patients and guidance from surgeons
This website is created by a Volunteer Patient Advocate, Vicky Marlow. Top Hip Surgeons is not affiliated with any device manufacturers, surgeons or medical centers. Over the past six years, the founder herself has gone through two hip surgeries and has helped thousands of patients discover the truth about doctors and how their patients have actually fared after the various surgical procedures. Listening to advice from the first doctor you see could lead to a lifetime of hip related problems. You need to seek out second, even third opinions, from the right medical professionals as recommended by patients who have gone through surgery. This website will help you find real information to help educate and guide you so that you can make the right decision for your unique situation.TopHipSurgeons.com was created as a starting point for those of you just beginning your journeys, the way I did back in early 2005 when I was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis and was told I would need a total hip replacement! I was only 47 years old and stunned that someone my age had the hip of an 80 year old.
During this journey, I was so overwhelmed by the outpouring of help from patients who had gone through this before me that I vowed to pay back their kindness by paying it forward to others who have just begun their own journeys. Over the past 6 years, I have shared my knowledge through websites that I have created and funded out of my personal resources. I’ve met many surgeons and attended multiple orthopedic surgeon conferences in an effort to gain more knowledge and to help become a voice for the patient community. On this Top Hip Surgeons site, you will find a list of surgeons that other patients have used. Most have had a lot of experience both in total hip replacements as well as hip resurfacings and some are experts at hip arthroscopies. You will find a link to an active message board where you can communicate with fellow patients some of whom have been through the journey and others who are just beginning their journeys. An important caveat: This list of surgeons is just a starting point. Many on this list are world renowned and excellent surgeons. However, others have had patients with mixed results. I encourage you to join the message board to talk to other patients. Ask questions and become fully informed! If you’d like multiple free opinions on your x-rays, I can assist you by emailing your x-rays to some of the best doctors in the world. This Top Hip Surgeons site is not run by doctors that spend a fortune marketing their services to create an aura of expertise. This Top Hip Surgeons site is created by a patient that has dedicated her life to helping other patients. On this Top Hip Surgeons site you will find written and video interviews of surgeons. There is an “Ask the Doctors” section that will give you answers from a variety of world class doctors on various topics. Learn about ALL of your options before booking your surgery. Just because one surgeon tells you that you need a total hip replacement does not mean that this is your only option. I went to multiple orthopedic surgeons who all told me I needed a total hip replacement. One top surgeon at Stanford even told me that I did not qualify for hip resurfacing when I asked him about it because I had dysplasia. Well, he was wrong, and luckily I did my own research and cancelled my THR surgery with him. I got my left hip resurfaced on December 1, 2005 and then 5 years later, I went back to the same doctor I went to the first time and got my right hip resurfaced. I now have two fantastic resurfaced hips that function like normal hips. My second surgery went extremely well. I was down to one crutch at 6 days post op and off all walking aids at 3 weeks post op. I have my full range of motion back already. Luckily, I did not listen to that first doctor’s advice. I took my health into my own hands, did my research, spoke to many other patients and got other opinions that led me to the right decision. I am glad that you found this Top Hip Surgeons website. This is a great place for you to start your own journey and hopefully you will find the information and resources to help you make an informed decision. Welcome! Vicky Marlow – Volunteer Patient Advocate For Vicky’s story click here. Contact Debbie
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