Metal-on-Metal (MoM) Hip Resurfacing has been around longer than many people realise. The BHR actually belongs to a family of MoM resurfacings that Mr McMinn began developing in the early 1990s. Hip resurfacing was of course introduced as an alternative to total hip replacement (THR) and aimed at younger patients whose active lifestyles made them unsuitable for a THR.
Mr McMinn’s earliest MoM design, The McMinn Resurfacing, was implanted in a number of patients in 1991. One of those patients, Mitchell Hill from Shropshire, was just 24 when he had surgery. In the summer of 2011, Mitchell reached a phenomenal milestone – 20 years with his hip resurfacing.
“Before the operation, things were pretty dire,” Mitchell explains. “I’d dislocated my leg and the pain was intolerable. I had Mr McMinn’s resurfacing and after a bit of physio, my life was back together again. It was incredible.” 20 years later, Mitch’s … Read the rest