- Voluntary actions initiated to remove smaller size components and change Instructions for Use (IFU) following analysis of recent performance data
- No action required from patients; no change to current practice for patient follow-up care
- BHR continues to perform amongst the best hip replacements for the right patients
FOR WOMEN THIS IS NOT AN ISSUE, BECAUSE THEY CAN GET CONSERVE PLUS WHICH HAS NOT THESE RESTRICTIONS, BECAUSE THERE IS A LARGER MARGIN AND COVERAGE!!!!
SO YOU CAN PUBLISH THIS ON YOUR WEBSITE ALSO WITH MY REMARKS!!!
THAT IS WHAT I WROTE IN MY BOOKLET ALREADY 6 YEARS AGO (you can find on my website)
WITH THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BHR AND CONSERVE.
Recent BHR news flash for females & others
Notice & Discussion of Recent BHR Data:
John Rogerson, M.D. 6/19/15
We recently (June 3, 2015) received notification from Smith & Nephew, Inc.,
the manufacturer and distributor of the Birmingham hip resurfacing prosthesis (BHR),
of a voluntary removal (NOT RECALL) from the market of a number
of the smaller prostheses sizes (see below Dr. letter about females). Please
note, no further action … Read the rest
I am the ex jockey and cutter/reined cowhorse rider that has a right hip resurfaced with Dr Sparling in Vancouver, WA (Wright C+) 7 years ago at age 45 (petite female). I am still doing great, no complications and can pretty much do whatever I want pain free. I don’t even think about my hip anymore.
Just wanted to update. I feel very fortunate and … Read the rest