Currently in 2014 there is only one FDA approved hip resurfacing device available – the BHR or Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Device. (The ASR, Corin Cormet and Wright Conserve C+ have been removed from the US Market.)Dr. Gross uses a cementless Biomet Device and Dr. Pritchett uses a Metal Free Cementless Hip Resurfacing Device called the Synovo Preserve device. Results from 2007 People always ask what hip resurfacing system is the best. That is a question only history will answer at some time in the future. A recent survey of 855 Hip Resurfacing Patients on the Yahoo Surface Hippy Discussion Group gives an answer for that group of patients. The survey took place between Oct 16 – Dec 20, 2007. Some people did not answer the question about what hip resurfacing device was used by their surgeon because they did not know. Therefore, there were only 842 answers. This is a tally of the answers that were given.
Hip Resurfacing System
BHR – Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System by Smith & Nephew
ASR – Articular Surface Replacement System by DePuy
Biomet – Biomet Manufacturing Corp.
128 ( 16 uncemented)
Conserve C+ – Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
Corin Cormet – Marketed by Stryker Orthopedics in US