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McMinn Addresses the Negative Press
« on: February 01, 2012, 01:27:34 PM »
I received an email from Tom Phelan from the McMinn Center announcing the press release below by Mr. McMinn.  This can also be found on Mr. McMinn's website
http://www.mcminncentre.co.uk/news-archive.html

1st February 2012
Metal-on-Metal Implants - Addressing the Negative Press

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).

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 – if only I'd had it on both sides."

High failure rates with the ASR and ASR XL have been widely documented. Both devices have now been withdrawn from the market. Research indicates the side effects, such as muscle damage, are specific to the ASR and do not apply to the BHR which is a very different device.

Earlier this week, the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) issued another statement about metal-on-metal hips, in which they say, "On the evidence currently available the majority of patients implanted with metal-on-metal hip replacements are at low risk of developing any serious problems.”

In addition to the MHRA’s guidance, we wish to emphasise that Mr McMinn’s results with the BHR show a 97% survival in men and women of all ages at 14.5 years. Furthermore, excellent results with the BHR have been documented in National Joint Registers from around the world.

Sadly, these ASR failures come as no surprise. Mr McMinn has been warning about the device since it went to market in 2003. You can see Mr McMinn’s argument against the ASR here http://www.mcminncentre.co.uk/research-lectures-debate.html. Furthermore, The McMinn Centre has put together several resources which address patients’ concerns and the differences between the ASR and BHR designs. These resources are as follows:

• The McMinn Research Team's detailed response to list of questions on metal-metal implants & metal ions provided by hip resurfacing users here
http://www.mcminncentre.co.uk/metal-ions-questions-answers.html
• The McMinn Centre’s response to a Channel 4 documentary on metal-metal hip replacements here  http://www.mcminncentre.co.uk/metal-ions-questions-answers.html
• An interview with a patient who has now had his McMinn metal-metal hip resurfacing for 20 years here  http://www.mcminncentre.co.uk/mitchell-hill-metal-on-metal-hip-resurfacing.html

If you do have any concerns, please call The McMinn Centre on 0121 455 0411.
« Last Edit: December 11, 2012, 10:01:59 PM by Pat Walter »
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Re: McMinn Addresses the Negative Press
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2012, 02:06:26 PM »
Now where is the like button?    ;D



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Re: McMinn Addresses the Negative Press
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2012, 04:04:37 PM »
Great resource. Thanks Pat. 

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Re: McMinn Addresses the Negative Press
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2012, 09:36:58 PM »
...then Mr. McMinn reached his arm out, dropped the mic, and walked off stage.  :)
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Re: McMinn Addresses the Negative Press
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2012, 09:55:31 PM »
...then Mr. McMinn reached his arm out, dropped the mic, and walked off stage.  :)

After shouting out to the 313... Hilarious, BB...
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Re: McMinn Addresses the Negative Press
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2012, 10:36:49 PM »
This is what I was getting at.  At least the surgeons make statements about the bad PR.  Still surprised the manufacturers aren't making a stink about it.  Good job Mr McMinn, you rock!

Thanks Pat
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Re: McMinn Addresses the Negative Press
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2012, 11:50:20 PM »
That's my man!

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Re: McMinn Addresses the Negative Press
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2012, 12:21:27 AM »
McMinn is the Man!! Seeing him tomorrow :)
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Re: McMinn Addresses the Negative Press
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2012, 01:46:16 AM »
• The McMinn Research Team's detailed response to list of questions on metal-metal implants & metal ions provided by hip resurfacing users here
http://www.mcminncentre.co.uk/metal-ions-questions-answers.html

This is a very methodical response to a broad array of questions and concerns, supported by data and science.  Well worth the read.
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Re: McMinn Addresses the Negative Press
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2012, 02:09:52 AM »
« Last Edit: February 02, 2012, 03:30:21 PM by Luanna »
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Re: McMinn Addresses the Negative Press
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2012, 03:49:17 PM »
I've gone through both side of this argument several times now and I have to say qudos to Derrick Mcminn you tore them apart!
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Re: McMinn Addresses the Negative Press
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2012, 07:01:45 PM »
Wow Jon. Very impressive. Is that you?

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Re: McMinn Addresses the Negative Press
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2012, 08:50:10 PM »
If you haven't done so yet... take a couple hours to listen to the Northern Lights Helsinki debate concerning ASR vs. BHR.
http://www.mcminncentre.co.uk/research-lectures-debate.html

WOW!

If people would have listened to Dr. McMinn in 2005, the whole ASR debacle might have been averted. Everything he said about the ASR back then, sadly turned out to be true. He really is a remarkable surgeon, inventor, and human.
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Re: McMinn Addresses the Negative Press
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2012, 03:29:39 PM »
If you haven't done so yet... take a couple hours to listen to the Northern Lights Helsinki debate concerning ASR vs. BHR.
http://www.mcminncentre.co.uk/research-lectures-debate.html

WOW!

If people would have listened to Dr. McMinn in 2005, the whole ASR debacle might have been averted. Everything he said about the ASR back then, sadly turned out to be true. He really is a remarkable surgeon, inventor, and human.
He certainly seems to know what he's on about! :D
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Re: McMinn Addresses the Negative Press
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2012, 10:44:52 PM »
Thanks for posting Pat. I have sent my Rheumatologist this info as he seems to believe everything he reads in the papers!
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