BHR used for 18 years in Clinical Use

Today marks the eighteenth year of the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) in clinical use!

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On 30th July 1997, Mr McMinn implanted the first Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) and the bone conserving prosthesis has continued to produce excellent results for both men and women – in experienced hands. Mr McMinn’s fifteen year results showed that results for women with osteoarthritis (OA) treated with a BHR are as good as the results of men with OA treated with BHR. Watch this space for our eighteen year BHR survivorship results which will be available soon.… Read the rest

RA Gram’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Lammens 2015

RA Gram’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Lammens 2015

I just officially joined this website today (two weeks post-op for Birmingham Hip Rresurfacing), although I browsed the site for the 18 months or so prior to surgery to understand what BHR was all about (versus total hip), what expectations should be, what doctors were recommended, etc. My Kaiser Permanente healthcare plan does not do BHRs and was recommending Total Hip Angioplasty. However, the head of orthopedics in Denver, Dr. John Gargaro, had performed a few BHRs prior to joining Kaiser so I spoke candidly with him in October 2014. Based on … Read the rest

Bill’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Marwin 2015

Bill’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Marwin 2015

Thank you for all of the info you post on your site. I read the updates fairly regularly, and it is a great wealth of knowledge.

I am now just past the 5 week mark on my right hip resurfacing, and I am starting to feel more like myself. Outside of sleep, everything is coming together. Sleep is still an issue, as I am a side sleeper and movement jars me awake, and it’s hard to get back to sleep.

Played my first round of golf on Saturday, walked the course- no cart-

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Dr. Bose of India about Hip Rsurfacing for Women and Small Men

Dr. Bose of India Discusses Hip Resurfacing for Females and Small Men  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  … Read the rest

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

Dr. Voelker of Germany 6/14/2015 –

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 … Read the rest