I am 56 and underwent bi-lateral hip resurfacing at HSS by Dr. Su on March 4, 2014. Surgery time was an amazing 3.5 hours. In addition to osteoarthritis in both hips, I had significant deformity to my left femoral head and socket and leg shortening with affected the alignment of my entire pelvic region. Dr Su put it this way to me "you were a challenging case". By the way, two other decent orthopedic surgeons I consulted with wouldn't consider doing hip resurfacing on me. I managed to maintain an athletic lifestyle with a lot of time spent skiing at a high level. I raced as a teenager, continuing into collegiate racing and in to my forties. Over the years, as a free skier, I've skied extremely difficult terrain throughout the US and Europe. As you can see in the video, at ten months post op, I'm back. In fact, there are things that I can now do on ski's that I have not been able to do comfortably since I developed Legg Calves Perthes at age 8 or 9. Thank you HSS and Dr Su!