- I Want a Hip Resurfacing But am Concerned About the Negative Response in the Medical Community
- 20 Years of Hip Resurfacing – BHR Past, Present and Future by Dr. Edwin Su 2017
- The McMinn Centre Celebrates 20 Years of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing
- Young, active men are ideal for hip resurfacing by Dr. Barrack 2017
- Make Resurfacing Great Again by Mr. McMinn
- Update on Hip Resurfacing by Mr. McMinn 2016
- Katie Ellis 25 Year Update HR with Mr. McMinn 1991
- Hip Resurfacing Positive Information Articles
- What is Hip Resurfacing?
- Dr. Su Replies to Dr. Kurtz Book and Opinions
- Dr. Edwin Su Hip Resurfacing Talk Part 1 – Part 6 presented March 2013 at 11th Annual Hippy Gathering in San Jose, CA
- Mr. McMinn addresses the negative press about hip resurfacing and BHR
- Dr. Su’s Retention Rate for Hip Resurfacing Study
- Current Positive Results of Hip Resurfaicng – Experienced Surgeons Respond
A new member of the Hip Talk Discussion Group is considering hip resurfacing, but very concerned about the negative press and the medical communities not supporting hip resurfacing.
Patricia Walter, owner of the Surface Hippy Website, responded to his concerns about hip resurfacing in the following article:
Hip Resurfacing is a very special method of replacing a hip. Ever since I began this website in 2005, hip resurfacing has never been widely accepted by the medical community. There might be several reasons for that. One is that hemi-resurfacing which only replaced the femoral portion of the device had very poor success. When full hip resurfacing began, the situation was now metal on metal bearings, not metal on bone bearing surface. So once a procedure received poor outcomes and bad press – it never goes away, even when it isn’t the same as the similarly named option.
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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 alive and well for selected patients. There may only be a few surgeons performing hip resurfacing, but those who have experience with it are still strong advocates.
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 had such a positive impact on patients’ lives.
Thank you to everyone who took the time out to record and send in their video clips, we really do appreciate it!
“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 at The Hip Society Specialty Day Meeting…
…“The indications are narrow,” he said. “I have restricted this virtually entirely to males under 60 [years of age]. They have to be average or above average stature because the smaller sizes are not available, and I actually do not offer it to people who are not high activity level.”… Read the rest
Friday 20th January 2017 Make Resurfacing Great Again!
This InaugurationDay, Mr McMinn says ‘Make Resurfacing Great Again’, pictured here with Joseph Daniel (McMinn Centre Director of Research) and Terry Smith (Managing Director of Jointmedica).
(Left to Right: Joseph Daniel, Mr Derek McMinn & Terry Smith)
Mr McMinn’s latest invention, the Metal-on-Polyethylene PolyMotion® Hip Resurfacing device is now available on a custom basis, click here for more information. The PHR is an ideal solution for metal allergy sufferers who want to reap the same rewards as a standard Hip Resurfacing. For further information, please watch Mr McMinn’s latest video lecture available here.… Read the rest
Published on Dec 22, 2016 – A video lecture presented by Mr McMinn giving an update of Hip Resurfacing in December 2016.
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25 Year Update – November 4, 2016
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 showed my implant was very much ok. Turns out it was my back causing the pain and after several weeks of physio I’m back to normal. So relieved my hip was ok after 25 years. Mr McMinn is the best.
My 2 boys both born post op are now adults, eldest born 2 years post op graduated from uni last year and my littlest started uni in September. Both very healthy.
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There are currently two basic surgery options available for hip replacement, a Hip Resurfacing or a Total Hip Replacement. A total hip replacement, THR, has been the gold standard for many years. THR is major surgery that can result in a long post-op recovery and often limits your activities depending on the type of hip device that has been used during surgery. Hip Resurfacing is bone conserving, not requiring the removal of a large portion of the femur, and allows the patient to have an active life with no restrictions after surgery. Patients are able to return to sports, activities and pain free lives.
Dr. Gross Discusses the Advantages of Hip Resurfacing vs THR
Dec. 3, 2012 in Columbia SC
Hip Resurfacing devices use a metal cap implanted over the femoral head and a metal cup placed in the acetabulum to provide a bearing surface. The use of
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.
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I have read over the material at this website many
More information can be found here:http://www.mcminncentre.co.uk/news-archive.html
1st February 2012 Metal-on-Metal Implants – Addressing the Negative PressWe 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).Many press reports imply these failures relate to all metal-on-metal hip resurfacings. A patient featured in a recent Daily Mail article, like many others, had a failed ASR. A critical point, omitted from the print version of the Daily Mail, can be found in the full on line version. As well as her ASR, the patient had a BHR on her other hip. She comments, “I’ve never had a minute’s trouble from the Birmingham hip –