- Voluntary actions initiated to remove smaller size components and change Instructions for Use (IFU) following analysis of recent performance data
- No action required from patients; no change to current practice for patient follow-up care
- BHR continues to perform amongst the best hip replacements for the right patients
FOR WOMEN THIS IS NOT AN ISSUE, BECAUSE THEY CAN GET CONSERVE PLUS WHICH HAS NOT THESE RESTRICTIONS, BECAUSE THERE IS A LARGER MARGIN AND COVERAGE!!!!
SO YOU CAN PUBLISH THIS ON YOUR WEBSITE ALSO WITH MY REMARKS!!!
THAT IS WHAT I WROTE IN MY BOOKLET ALREADY 6 YEARS AGO (you can find on my website)
WITH THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BHR AND CONSERVE.
I published this problem in 2008!!!
Recent BHR news flash for females & others
Notice & Discussion of Recent BHR Data:
John Rogerson, M.D. 6/19/15
We recently (June 3, 2015) received notification from Smith & Nephew, Inc.,
the manufacturer and distributor of the Birmingham hip resurfacing prosthesis (BHR),
of a voluntary removal (NOT RECALL) from the market of a number
of the smaller prostheses sizes (see below Dr. letter about females). Please
note, no further action is needed if you are not having any symptoms of pain or
decreased function following BHR hip resurfacing. If you are symptomatic, please
contact us to set up a follow-up appointment for further evaluation.
Mid-term data analysis from the National Joint Registry of England & Wales
indicates that prosthetic head sizes below 46 mm in diameter and prostheses
implanted in females performed less well and exceeded current revision rate
benchmarks for total hip arthroplasty. Male patients, in contrast, with head… Read the rest
I am the ex jockey and cutter/reined cowhorse rider that has a right hip resurfaced with Dr Sparling in Vancouver, WA (Wright C+) 7 years ago at age 45 (petite female). I am still doing great, no complications and can pretty much do whatever I want pain free. I don’t even think about my hip anymore.
Just wanted to update. I feel very fortunate and grateful to our modern medicine and your help to educate and inform.… Read the rest