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
4.10 Hip resurfacing (CPT2 procedure codes 27125 and 27130, and HCPCS S2118) with an FDA approved device is proven for the treatment of Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) of the hip in patients who are less than 65 years old and who meet all of the following criteria:
- Have chronic, persistent pain and/or disability;
- Are otherwise healthy and active;
- Have normal proximal femoral bone geometry
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
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – Contrary to expectations, metal-on-metal hip resurfacing for osteoarthritis was associated with higher patient survival at 10 years than was total hip arthroplasty in a large, population-based study…
…Cumulative mortality rates were 2.8% for hip resurfacing versus 7.3% for cemented total hip replacement (THR; hazard ratio, 0.51). Ten-year mortality rates comparing hip resurfacing to uncemented THR were 2.6% and 3.2%, respectively (HR, 0.64)…
…”Patients … Read the rest
The Birmingham Hip Resurfacing™ procedure is an alternative to traditional hip replacement…
Philip Schmitt, D.O., an orthopedic surgeon at DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, was the first doctor in Michigan to perform Birmingham Hip Resurfacing.
Advantages of Hip Resurfacing
Hip resurfacing offers many benefits compared to total hip replacement. It features a technologically advanced bearing surface that dramatically reduces joint wear when compared to traditional … Read the rest
…Conventional hip replacement has the potential risks of postoperative dislocation, bone loss extending to the metaphyseal and diaphyseal femur, and gross migration of the femoral component. Stress shielding of the proximal femur can occur with rigid intramedullary fixation of stiff metallic THA stems. Conventional joint replacement does not provide a lasting solution to suit the dynamic lifestyle of a young active population. Revision surgery with conventional … Read the rest
Published on Dec 2, 2014
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.
Today (March 15, 2016) is the 10th anniversary of my BHR (Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Device by Smith and Nephew) surgery. My BHR is still going strong with no problems at all. It feels just like my other unoperated hip – normal.
I traveled to Dr. De Smet in Belgium in 2006 because there were not many experienced hip resurfacing surgeons in the US. Also, I did not have health … Read the rest