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Dr McMinn
« on: October 22, 2007, 06:38:02 PM »
I am new to this site, I am currently doing reseach for hip resurfacing. From what I have read Dr McMinn invented the Birmingham Hip and has performed over 1200 surgeries. Have you heard much about him?

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Re: Dr McMinn
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2007, 03:41:10 PM »
Dr. McMinn is the inventor of the BHR and has done over 2700 hip resurfacing surgeries, according to stats I have listed. I have stories from some of his patients here  http://www.surfacehippy.info/hipstories.php  Look about 1/2 way down the page.

It is certainly a very exprienced hip resurfacing surgeon.  Do you live in the UK?

If you are in the US, have you looked at my list of doctors  http://www.surfacehippy.info/listofdoctors.php

Will you insurance cover your surgery?

If you are new I would suggest you start on this page of my website, it will give you a lot of the basic info you need to start with  http://www.surfacehippy.info/visitorguide.php

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Re: Dr McMinn
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2007, 06:35:03 PM »
Thanks for your quick response Pat. I was born in the UK but now live in Canada. It appears that the Canadian surgeons perform their operations outside of Canada. Thatís way I chose Dr McMinn. Thanks for the links they have certainly helped. A common thyme seems to be do it sooner rather than later. I am currently 40 and was diagnosed with hip degeneration 10 years ago. Perhaps its time.


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Re: Dr McMinn
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2007, 06:28:39 AM »
Actually McMinn has now done 4000 BHR's according to the latest at the Miami ortho conference last week.  He is an amazing surgeon, I was blown away by him.  He is charming and very funny as well as one seriously talented surgeon, extremely sharp.  As far as I am concerened the man walks on water.

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Re: Dr McMinn
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2007, 01:30:48 PM »
Thanks for your comments. The last thing I want is a THR at my age (40) Dr McMinn certainly seems committed to the BHR.


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