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
Dr. Kurtz had an article online that had concerns about the head neck rations of hip resurfacing compared to total hip replacement. We wanted to provide potential hip resurfacing patients with opinions of other top resurfacing surgeons to explain their views.
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July 24, 2013
My take on this is that it is not an unexpected response to the generally higher than desired failure rate of MOM total hips. None of the doctors I know will primarily recommend a MOM THR anymore. A few short years ago these were very popular, mostly due to the fact that dislocations continue to plague THR, representing … Read the rest
A SERIES OF 110 CONSECUTIVE HIPS WITH A MINIMUM FIVE-YEAR CLINICAL AND RADIOLOGICAL FOLLOW-UP
G. N. A. Heilpern, MRCS, Orthopaedic Specialist Registrar1; N. N. Shah, FRCS, Senior Clinical Fellow2; and M. J. F. Fordyce, FRCS, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon31 King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 9RS, UK. 2 Great Ormond Street Hospital, Great Ormond Street, London, WC1N 3JH, UK. 3 Kent and… Read the rest
New Promising Data on S&N’s BIRMINGHAM HIP™ System
By Elizabeth Hofheinz, MEd, MPH December 10, 2007
No more wondering Down Under. The data is in. Smith & Nephew, Inc.’s Orthopaedic Reconstruction business is announcing the release of positive six-year clinical data by the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry on the company’s BIRMINGHAM HIP Resurfacing System (BHR™). According to the company, the BHR, which has now been… Read the rest
Unlike a total hip replacement, a surface replacement is designed to conserve more of your natural thigh bone. By saving all of this bone stock, your physician is able to more accurately reproduce your natural anatomy.
Wright’s new CONSERVE® PLUS Total Resurfacing Hip System has many design
BHR 10 years of Data
The first BHR was implanted in July 1997 and it is unchanged until present day.
96.1% survivorship overall
McMinn 99.8% at 8 years
|Treacy 99% at minimum 5 years|
|Shimmin et al 99.14% at 3 years|
Oswestry Cohort, FDA approval Data 2006 98.7% at 4 years
U.S. Statistics as of 10/2007
|There have been 1000 surgeons trained to date|
Only about 50% of those surgeons