August 20, 2015
Previous data on the survivorship of the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) implant have come from design surgeons and large national databases outside of the United States, and there is a lack of reported outcomes of surface replacement arthroplasty from US centers. A retrospective study was undertaken of 1271 hips treated with a BHR system (Smith & Nephew, Memphis, Tennessee) between June 2006 and September 2008 at 6 high-volume total joint centers in the United States. ..
…At 2 to 4 years of follow-up, the revision rate and the major complication rate with the BHR system were similar to those in previous reports of primary THA. Excellent clinical results were observed, but further follow-up is necessary to assess mid- and long-term results with the BHR system in US patients.
Denis Nam, MD, MSc; Ryan M. Nunley, MD; Erin L. Ruh, MS; C. Anderson Engh Jr, MD; John S. Rogerson, MD, SC; Peter J. Brooks, MD; Stephen J. Raterman, MD; Edwin P. Su, MD; Robert L. Barrack, MD