Mr Derek McMinn interviews Mrs Maureen Berry, a patient with a 46 year old Metal on Metal Total Hip Replacement and 22 year old Birmingham Hip Resurfacing. They talk about her experiences and how MoM hips can have highly successful outcomes.… Read the rest
In October Mr Derek McMinn outlined in a presentation to the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty the scientific and technological breakthroughs that have led to the next step in hip resurfacing – Polyethylene on Metal. See that video here – https://youtu.be/PcRtOZ4GnYAIn this video we talk to some of the early patients who talk about about their experiences with the new implant and how it has enabled them to get back to their normal lives.For further information please get in touch with the McMinn Centre. www.mcminncentre.co.uk… Read the rest
May 3, 2018 – I’m in good health and busy with a garden project, rebuilding a garden wall. Still competing in motorsport, 3rd in the ACSMC class championship with my 1973 Alfa Romeo GTAm. Still have the STYLUS 231BHP racer but not competing with it right now . Both hips functioning well, one at 18yrs, the other 3yrs now, thanks to Mr McMinn and team.
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, pioneered by Mr McMinn, with the people whose lives have been changed by BHR surgery.
The video and photos that patients have sent in to celebrate 20 Years of Hip Resurfacing has been eye opening and amazing. We couldn’t include everyone in our longer in depth video so we created this shorter and snappier piece to give you a feel of the immense variety … Read the rest
November 11, 2017 – It is the eighteenth anniversary of my right side BHR being implanted. It has been well used, is still playing tennis several times a week and has improved my quality of life beyond measure.
The left side one was four years last month – also doing fine.
I post this because I guess it is one of the oldest that are mentioned here and I hope it will encourage people that their hip resurfacing really can last. I remember hoping to get fifteen years or so out of it. Now hoping it … Read the rest
Published on Jun 28, 2017 – Former Defence Minister Lord Andrew Robathan came to see Mr McMinn when he was having trouble with his bilateral ASRs implanted in London. In 2013, Mr McMinn Revised his Left ASR to a Ceramic-on-Metal Birmingham Mid-Head Resection (BMHR). In 2015, Mr McMinn Revised his Right ASR Cup to a Custom Cross-Linked Polyethylene Cup. Now at two years following his Custom Polyethylene Resurfacing, Lord Robathan spoke to Media Manager Rob Knowles about his surgery experience and what he has been able to achieve with his two new custom implants.… Read the rest
Published on May 15, 2017 Peter was a familiar face at The McMinn Centre when he came for consultation on his troublesome right hip last year. At the start of his media career, Peter worked for Mr McMinn as his Media Manager for several years. Diagnosed with Perthes disease at age 5, Peter knew what it was like to live with hip problems so found employment in an area of interest. Now at age 33, the pain became too much and there was only one place Peter was going to go resolve it…… Read the rest
Published on May 23, 2017 Australian boxer comes back to the UK for his one year follow up consultation with Mr McMinn and gives us a quick update on his progress. Unsurprisingly, it hasn’t been a quiet year as Anthony returned to the boxing ring 11 months following his surgery, controversially losing out on questionable points decision after seeming to dominate the bout against old rival Danny Green. In this interview, Anthony talks about how his BHR enabled him to get back to his active lifestyle and his desire for another re-match to settle the score… Read the rest
Published on May 23, 2017 Retired School Teacher Pauline Mower had a right Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) under the care of Mr McMinn back in 2004. She returned in late 2016 when her left hip presented problems and there was only one person she wanted to see. In early 2017, Pauline underwent a left Custom Polythylene Hip Resurfacing, a new device pioneered by Mr McMinn and the ideal bone conserving solution for active women like Pauline. In this interview, recorded at her 2 month post-op follow up, Pauline talks about how the pain she felt in her right hip before … Read the rest
Published on Apr 27, 2017 Familiar face Jim Jenkinson, star of the McMinn Centre Recovery Video series, has come back to see Mr McMinn to have his other hip resurfaced. Jim had a right sided Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) in 2010 and we followed his immediate and longer term recovery process in a series of four videos: Post-Op Recovery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Yhb_… 2 Months Post-Op: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8myoN… 6 Months Post-Op: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MZUI… 1 Year Post-Op: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzQoq… In this video, Jim gives us an update six years following his BHR and why he has come back to have his left hip resurfaced…
I had my left hip BHR resurfaced on 20th Nov 2000 by Mr D Mcminn and was working again , landscaping and race driving 3 months later. It’s brilliant and has kept my right hip going much longer than seemed possible ie. 13 yrs , but it now really badly needs doing. I can’t walk far , say half a mile max with a stick plus a lot of pain through my hip/knee and leg. My question to any surgeon willing to reply is ———– Can this be done on the NHS as I’m no longer in … Read the rest
Metal-on-Metal (MoM) Hip Resurfacing has been around longer than many people realise. The BHR actually belongs to a family of MoM resurfacings that Mr McMinn began developing in the early 1990s. Hip resurfacing was of course introduced as an alternative to total hip replacement (THR) and aimed at younger patients whose active lifestyles made them unsuitable for a THR.
Mr McMinn’s earliest MoM design, The McMinn Resurfacing, was implanted in a number of patients in 1991. One of those patients, Mitchell Hill from Shropshire, was just 24 when he had surgery. In the summer of 2011, Mitchell reached a phenomenal … Read the rest
Australian Boxing Legend Anthony Mundine gears up for long-awaited re-match following Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) surgery with Mr McMinn
Last March, superstar boxer Anthony Mundine flew all the way from Australia to the United Kingdom to sort out his hip troubles. Anthony had been suffering from hip problems for several years and chose to travel to the UK for BHR surgery with Mr McMinn because, in Mundine’s words, “To get the best outcome you’ve got to go to the best surgeon and Mr McMinn is one of if not the best surgeon in the world.”
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 … Read the rest