July 30, 2014
The Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) is celebrating being in clinical use for 17
years today. Since then the BHR has been implanted over 150,000 times and is
widely recognised as the most successful hip resurfacing device.
Having implanted two more in theatre yesterday Mr McMinn has implanted in excess
of 3600 BHR’s and changed the lives of many, enabling them to get back to
pain-free, active lifestyles. Mark Edwards was just 38 years old when he
received the world’s first BHR on July 30, 1997. Two years ago we caught up with
Mark and his progress 15 years after his surgery,
click here to watch Mark’s BHR interview.
The Birmingham Hip Resurfacing was introduced by Mr McMinn as a solution to
painful, arthritic hips suffered in people deemed too young for a traditional
Total Hip Replacement. The bone-conserving design retains the majority of the bone
with only a few millimetres from each articulating surface being removed. This
allows for better anatomical matching, stability and range of movement, the
BHR’s design has remained unchanged since its first implantation.