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Hip Resurfacing News features up to date news about hip resurfacing, FDA approved devices, personal hip stories, experienced surgeons, medical studies, video interviews and press releases. Hip Resurfacing came of age in the United States when the FDA approved the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Device in May 2006. Since then the FDA has approved the Cormet Hip Resurfacing Device and the Wright C+ Device.  Orthopedic surgeons have been performing hip resurfacing surgeries since 1997 overseas. More than 140,000 people world wide have received hip resurfacings. Hip Resurfacing is an alternative to total hip replacement.

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10th Anniversary of my BHR by Patricia Walter

Today (March 15, 2016) is the 10th anniversary of my BHR (Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Device by Smith and Nephew) surgery.  My BHR is still going strong with no problems at all.  It feels just like my other unoperated hip – normal.

I traveled to Dr. De Smet in Belgium in 2006 because there were not many experienced hip resurfacing surgeons in the US.  Also, I did not have health insurance and could not afford surgery in the US.  Dr. De Smet had performed about 2000 surgeries at that time and was used by many hip patients in the US. 

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2016 AOANJIRR Registry Summary

Original Complete 2016 AOANJIRR Report Here

Note by Patricia Walter:  This information is only for hip resurfacing in Australia.  Many experienced hip resurfacing surgeons have personal series of HR which are more positive than the results below.

Summary of 2016 AOANJIRR Report by Patricia Walter

PRIMARY TOTAL RESURFACING HIP REPLACEMENT

The Registry has recorded 8,895 total resurfacing hip replacement procedures in patients less than 55 years of age. In this age group, the use of primary total hip resurfacing as a proportion of primary total hip procedures, has declined from a peak of 30.2% in 2004 to 4.3% in 2015. … Read the rest

What Equipment Will I Need At Home After Surgery by Patricia Walter

What Equipment Will I Need At Home After Surgery?

Everyone has slightly different needs. There are some basic items almost everyone needs and then there are things that some people want and others just don’t need.

Must Haves:

Crutches  – Normally crutches are supplied by the hospital.  I used elbow crutches and they are much easier to use than normal under the arm crutches.  Overseas hospitals use elbow crutches while US hospital still normally use old fashioned under the arm crutches.  If you have to be on crutches for a long time, I would suggest getting a pair of elbow  … Read the rest

Dr. Rogerson Discusses Hip Resurfacing and Women

Recent BHR news flash for females & others

Notice & Discussion of Recent BHR Data:

John Rogerson, M.D.  6/19/15

We recently (June 3, 2015) received notification from Smith & Nephew, Inc.,
the manufacturer and distributor of the Birmingham hip resurfacing prosthesis (BHR),
of a voluntary removal (NOT RECALL) from the market of a number
of the smaller prostheses sizes (see below Dr. letter about females).  Please
note, no further action is needed if you are not having any symptoms of pain or
decreased function following BHR hip resurfacing. If you are symptomatic, please
contact us to set up a follow-up

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Dr. Voelker of Germany Discusses Hip Resurfacing for Women and Small Men

Dear Patricia,

I would like to comment on Smith&Nephew’s BHR decision to exclude
females and smaller sizes than 48 mm.

The decision has been based on the renewed NICE criteria. I wouldn’t
say that I don’t want best outcomes for all of my patients. But if
you compare those criteria to other surgical outcomes it looks
extremely strict. I think it would be just consequent if the
collected data would have been collected the same way. The data
results could never be lets call it clean like they have been
collected. They are naturally influenced by so many things. For

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Dr. De Smet Discusses Hip Resurfacing for Women 2015

FOR WOMEN THIS IS NOT AN ISSUE, BECAUSE THEY CAN GET CONSERVE PLUS WHICH HAS NOT THESE RESTRICTIONS, BECAUSE THERE IS A LARGER MARGIN AND COVERAGE!!!!

SO YOU CAN PUBLISH THIS ON YOUR WEBSITE ALSO WITH MY REMARKS!!!

THAT IS WHAT I WROTE IN MY BOOKLET ALREADY 6 YEARS AGO (you can find on my website)
WITH THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BHR AND CONSERVE
.

Also
Correlation between inclination of the acetabular component and metal ion levels in metal-on-metal hip resurfacing replacement

I published this problem in 2008!!!

I DID TODAY 3 CONSERVES WITH LADIES OF US AND CANADA!  SIZES 42
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Dr. Bose of India Discusses Hip Resurfacing for Females and Small Men 2015

June 30, 2015  – From a very philosophical standpoint hip arthroplasty is very unfair towards women!!!

Most men will have a socket size of 52 or over and therefore a 36 mms head can be used in all types of hip replacements. The 36 mms head is technically a “large head” and is a  good option having  serious resistance against dislocation. In addition men in general or not as lax / flexible as women and the risk of dislocation is significantly smaller. However the typical acetabular size in most women is  46 to 50. The small acetabular size in most … Read the rest

Hip Resurfacing for Women by Dr. Brooks

Hi Pat

Yes, it is true.

Smith and Nephew was asked to respond to the long-known worse outcomes in females. This was precipitated by the UK’s National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) raising their 10 year outcomes requirement from 90% where it been for years, to 95%.

Raising the bar left females and small sizes below the bar (along with a great many total hips as well, so expect more fall-out), and males well above the bar. If you remember, the UK registry, on which their regulators base decisions, had an average doctor’s resurfacing volume of just 4 per year, … Read the rest

Dr. Pritchett Discusses Hip Resurfacing for Women and Small Men

http://surfacehippy.info/10-year-results-highly-cross-linked-polyethlene-pritchett-2015.php 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 well. Let me know the best way to reach patients. We are happy to talk with patients. I am concerned that … Read the rest

Dr. Gross Discusses Hip Resurfacing and Women 2015

The continuing controversy – Thomas P. Gross MD. 7/4/2015 Young women who desire a more functional hip replacement were recently dealt a large blow  when the smaller sizes of the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) device were withdrawn from the market by Smith Nephew Richards because the 10-year revision rate for women was higher than for men in most large registry analyses. (The major national registries are Australia, Combined Scandinavia, and Great Britain). Joint implant registries estimate an overall failure rate for different implants when used by the average surgeon in a country. Specialist surgeons can typically perform better than these … Read the rest

Hip Resurfacing for Women by Dr. Gross 2013

Dedicated to the memory of Vicky Marlow, a women’s advocate for hip resurfacing

Updated 3/7/2013

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Hip Resurfacing for Women

Dedicated to the memory of Vicky Marlow, a women’s advocate for hip resurfacing.

Thomas P Gross MD

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