Pat: Thanks for asking. In my view Smith & Nephew has acted
responsibly. I have not been offering metal on metal resurfacing in
the withdrawn smaller sizes. We have been offering just polyethylene
in these sizes. I am attaching my abstract for an upcoming meeting.
Yes, we use the implants shown on the Synovo Preserve site.
We offer this to both men and women. We always use a cementless
acetabular component and usually a cementless femoral component as
Let me know the best way to reach patients. We are happy to talk
I am concerned that patients might misinterpret the recent decision
by Smith & Nephew as not supportive of resurfacing. As you know
resurfacing is alive and well and works better than ever.
We actually have more rather than less to offer patient.
James Pritchett MD