Response to Telegraph Article – News Feed Monday 3rd July 2017
In response to the recent Telegraph article, Mr McMinn would like to reassure all of his patients that nothing has changed in the outcomes of our hip resurfacing and total hip replacement patients. Our results do not show anything different, but the MHRA guidelines have changed, probably because of some reports of small diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacements. We have not had an increase in our failure rates due to metal reactions. A small percentage of hips had to be revised to non-metal-on-metal total hip replacements, but the percentage of patients needing revision for all wear-related problems and metal-reactions is less than 1% in men, and less than 3% in women at 19 years.
We have investigated the earliest series of our BHRs, with extensive assessments including CT scanning at post 10-year reviews, and found no cause for concern with hidden problems in asymptomatic patients.
Birmingham Nuffield Hospital/ BMI Edgbaston Hospital/ Spire Little Aston Hospital will be in touch with you depending on when/where you had your operation, informing you of the MHRA guideline reviews.