Update March 8, 2017 – Hard to believe it’s been almost 9 years! My BHR is doing great! After my surgery on May 8, 2008, my recovery went very well and I biked over 600 miles from June – September of 2008. That might not be normal but I can tell you it was much easier to bike than it was to walk in the beginning. I used a cane … Read the rest
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BHR HIP ARTHROPLASTY
When it comes to the total hip replacement using the BHR (Birmingham Hip Resurfacing) method, only the articular surfaces are being replaced. Of all the systems available on the market, BHR has the longest – independently verified – history of clinical use.
It is a bone-sparing surgery, since the … Read the rest
Friday 20th January 2017 Make Resurfacing Great Again!
This InaugurationDay, Mr McMinn says ‘Make Resurfacing Great Again’, pictured here with Joseph Daniel (McMinn Centre Director of Research) and Terry Smith (Managing Director of Jointmedica).
(Left to Right: Joseph Daniel, Mr Derek McMinn & Terry Smith)
Published on Dec 22, 2016 – A video lecture presented by Mr McMinn giving an update of Hip Resurfacing in December 2016.
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Birmingham Hip Resurfacing vs Total Hip Replacement by Smith & Nephew 2016… Read the rest
Note by Patricia Walter: This information is only for hip resurfacing in Australia. Many experienced hip resurfacing surgeons have personal series of HR which are more positive than the results below.
Summary of 2016 AOANJRR Report by Patricia Walter
PRIMARY TOTAL RESURFACING HIP REPLACEMENT
The Registry has recorded 8,895 total resurfacing hip replacement procedures in patients less than 55 years of age. In this … Read the rest
July 2, 2016
In January of 2008, I had my left hip resurfaced in Madison Wisconsin at University Hospitals and Clinics with a cemented Biomet device. My outcome has been excellent. Fast forward to today and now my right hip is wearing out. The surgeon who performed my left resurfacing no longer performs resurfacings and tried to steer me towards a total hip replacement. No thanks. I reached out to … Read the rest
Arizona – Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Action Dismissed Without Prejudice – September 29, 2016
PHOENIX – An Arizona federal judge has dismissed without prejudice a Birmingham Hip Resurfacing action filed against Smith & Nephew, ruling that the plaintiff failed to adequately assert facts supporting her allegations that the manufacturer violated federal regulations…… Read the rest
Avascular necrosis or osteonecrosis is the death of a segment of bone due to loss of blood supply. Both bone cells are the bone marrow are affected. AVN is a common cause of hip pain in young and middle aged patients between 35-50 years of age. It occurs more in males. AVN leads to severe degenerative arthritis of the hip joint and accounts for 10% of total hip replacement cases … Read the rest
August 1, 2016 A Wisconsin federal judge has awarded Smith & Nephew Inc. summary judgment in a case involving its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing implant, finding the plaintiffs failed to present expert testimony that the device was defective.
What is a Summary Judgement:
A final decision by a judge, upon a party’s motion, that resolves a lawsuit before there is a trial. The party making the motion … Read the rest
Note by Patricia Walter – Dr. Mont is also one of the early and most experienced hip resurfacing surgeons in the US.
Cleveland Clinic has named Dr. Michael A. Mont the chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
The department is part of the Clinic’s Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute and performs more than 16,000
The Imperial College MSk Lab, led by Prof Justin Cobb, is setting up a patient group to involve people like you in the planning and delivery of our research. The MSk Lab is one of the world’s leading musculoskeletal research labs where we work to create better results for patients by developing enhanced technology, techniques and strategies for orthopaedic and rehabilitation procedures. To help us improve further, we’d like to … Read the rest