The Birmingham Hip Resurfacing was released in 1997. In Mr. McMinn’s series of nearly 2700 BHRs to date, the failure rate has been 1.2% at nearly 9 years. In the younger age group (under 55 years) with
osteoarthritis, the failure rate of Mr. McMinn’s resurfacings is 0.2% (survival 99.8%) at 11 years follow-up. The failure rate with a traditional hip replacement in this age group by comparison is 19% at 10 years and 67% at 16 years according to the Swedish Hip Arthroplasy Register.
This information is take from Dr. McMinn’s “Frequently Asked Questions” section on his website.