There are currently two basic surgery options available for hip replacement – Hip Resurfacing or Total Hip Replacement. Hip Resurfacing is bone conserving and allows a patient to return to an active life with no restrictions. Hip Resurfacing is often used for young male athletes who want to return to the sports they love.
A total hip replacement, THR, has been the gold standard for many years. THR is major surgery that can result
Dr. Gross performs multiple types of joint replacement including revision surgery. We monitor all of our patient’s results long-term. The American population is highly mobile, and 80% of our patients come from outside of South Carolina. But we still manage to maintain up-to-date follow-up in 96% of cases (many of our patients do not feel the need to follow-up since they have excellent results with no pain; even if this is the case, we still … Read the rest
The Bone & Joint Channel A video to accompany the article “Effects of physical activity on long-term survivorship after metal-on-metal hip resurfacing arthroplasty: is it safe to return to sports?” published in the October 2019 issue of the Bone & Joint Journal. Read the full article: https://online.boneandjoint.org.uk/do…
Infographic: Effects of physical activity on long-term survivorship after metal-on-metal hip resurfacing arthroplasty – is it safe to return to sports?
October 2018 – Metal on metal hip resurfacing (MoM-HR) is an alternative to total hip arthroplasty in young and active patients. The purpose was to determine the survivorship of MoM-HR procedures performed in patients aged 45 years and younger assessing patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) at minimum 5-year follow-up…
…All 217 patients equal to or younger than 45 years of age at the time of surgical intervention presenting to our center with … Read the rest
Published on Dec 17, 2017 – BHR The Past and the Future of Hip Resurfacing
Dr Edwin Su takes a look at the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) System’s 20 year history and outcome data from implant survival rates to opportunities for patients. In his closing slide Dr Su states that hip resurfacing can have advantages of THR including bone preservation, greater stability and a high activity level. He also says that hip resurfacing is … Read the rest
On 30th July 1997, Mr McMinn performed the world’s first Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) operation. Two decades later, we are celebrating the success of this bone-conserving procedure with the people whose lives have been changed by BHR surgery.
In this video, you will hear testimony from a range of Mr McMinn’s BHR patients over the years – and we are delighted to hear how the BHR has
“Currently, there is no evidence to support an indication for a metal-on-metal total hip, but for young, active males with [osteoarthritis] OA who are of average or above stature and have a strong desire or need to return to a high activity level, either in their vocation or recreation, there is a substantial body of evidence supporting continued use of surface replacement as a reasonable alternative,” Robert L. Barrack, MD, said … Read the rest
I only post now and then with updates and this one is over due. I am very pleased to report that i celebrated 25 years of my resurfaced hip in September.
I thought earlier this year that I might have a problem as I was having lots of pain in my hip and pelvis. I had x-rays and scans at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham and they … Read the rest
Dr. Kurtz had an article online that had concerns about the head neck rations of hip resurfacing compared to total hip replacement. We wanted to provide potential hip resurfacing patients with opinions of other top resurfacing surgeons to explain their views.
Very nice to hear from you. I’m sorry for the delay in
responding, but I wanted to take time to craft a thoughtful response
on this subject, as I’m sure many people
Dr. SuDr. Su made this presentation at the 11th Annual Hippy Gathering in San Jose,
CA on March 9, 2013
The presentation and meeting was dedicated to Vicky Marlow, Hip Resurfacing
Patient Advocate, who started the group and organized the Gatherings.
Vicky passed away in February 18, 2013.… Read the rest
1st February 2012
Metal-on-Metal Implants – Addressing the Negative
We have been receiving phone calls following recent
press reports on failed metal-on-metal hip implants.
We understand these sensationalist stories may cause
anxiety among some patients. However, we would like
to reassure our patients that these reports mostly
concern failures with the DePuy ASR and the DePuy
ASR XL, not the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR).
Dr. Su’s experience with hip resurfacing shows 1.3% complication rate
November 16, 2011
The retrospective study, which analyzed 925 hip resurfacings
performed by Edwin Su, MD, between 2004 and 2009 with a
minimum follow-up of 2 years, looked at three implants:
Wright Medical’s Conserve Plus Total Resurfacing Hip System,
Biomet Orthopedics’ ReCap Femoral Resurfacing System and
Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System. Conserve
Plus and the Biomet ReCap were used as part … Read the rest