Birmingham Hip Resurfacing vs Total Hip Replacement by Smith & Nephew 2016… 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
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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
By Pritchett JW
In this prospective study, 190 hip resurfacing procedures (164 participants) were performed using a cobalt-chromium femoral component and a cementless acetabular cup with a 3.8-mm highly cross-linked polyethylene acetabular liner…
…The mean follow-up was 8.5 (range, 7-10) years…
…(With Highly Cross-linked Polyethylene device) The low incidence of osteolysis and the low rate of wear found on retrievals suggest that many years of use … Read the rest
Dr. Pritchett interviews Dr. Frederick Buechel, Sr. renowned orthopedic Surgeon, implant designer and innovator. They discuss hip resurfacing and history of polyethylene resurfacing. Dr. Buechel also shares information about his bilateral hip resurfacing by Dr. Pritchett on December 15, 2015. This is a very interesting and informative video.
The Polymotion Hip Resurfacing device is an allergy-free device that uses a 3mm-thick cup made with a material known as cross-linked polyethylene, one of the toughest plastics in existence.
Traditional metal-on-metal hip resurfacing uses cobalt chromium alloy, explains Mr Derek McMinn, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at BMI Edgbaston Hospital in Birmingham, who developed the new procedure.
‘Metal reactions vary in severity, but in the worst cases … Read the rest
The issue of cup slippage in the immediate postop period is a controversial one.
While bone ingrowth takes around 6 wks. – the hydroxy apatite to bone chemical reaction can occur much more quickly.
If we surgeons feel that the cup is not perfectly tight ( press fit) during the surgery then we restrict activities for a 6 -8 wk period .This is done in the hope that no precipitating … Read the rest
Sign McMinn Center Petition to Smith & Nephew PLC: Reversal of decision to withdraw Birmingham Hip Resurfacing implants for women by clicking on link below:
The McMinn Centre has been overwhelmed by contact from concerned male and female patients who are devastated by Smith & Nephew’s decision and its implications. Many of our female patients have stated that after successful BHR surgery with Mr McMinn, … Read the rest
The First Generation Metal-on-Metal bearings manufactured in the 1950s and 1960s were produced by the investment casting process (Ring and McKee Farrar prostheses). From these devices we have recorded the longest benign clinical history of cobalt chrome alloys with extremely low linear wear rates.The BHR™ is produced using the investment casting process from high carbon cobalt chrome in the As Cast micro-structural condition. Wear studies have shown that Cobalt… Read the rest