Uploaded on Nov 16, 2010
Dr. Eugene Lopez | Alternative hip surgery: Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR), Replacement surgeon @ Midwest Sports Medicine, Orthopedics Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Lopez performed the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing procedure on professional golf caddy Robert (Bob) Riefke. Introduced in 1997 BHR is an alternative to total hip replacement. This bone-conserving procedure, combined with the virtual elimination of dislocation makes BHR ideal for younger, active patients.
The BHR is part of a surgical procedure that replaces worn ball-and-socket surfaces in the joint with smooth, durable cobalt chrome.
Dr. Lopez: Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, specialty trained in arthroscopic surgery, sports medicine & total joint replacement surgery.