Outcomes of the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System Study 2016

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Clinical and Functional Outcomes of the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System by Cecilia Pascual-Garrido, MD; Brandon L. Morris, MD; Michael R. Dayton, MD

This study reported the outcomes of patients treated with the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System (Smith & Nephew, Memphis, Tennessee) to identify the prevalence of complications and failures. A retrospective review of 202 patients (206 hips) was performed. Outcomes were assessed clinically with Harris Hip Score at 6 and 12 months and then yearly…

…According to the authors’ results, the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System resulted in good clinical outcomes at 4 years. Survival and outcomes … Read the rest

Short-term Results of BHR in US 2015

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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 … Read the rest

Hip Resurfacing Implants 2015

Matteo Cadossi, MD, PhD; Giuseppe Tedesco, MD; Andrea Sambri, MD; Antonio Mazzotti, MD; Sandro Giannini, MD

August 20, 2015

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…Hip resurfacing offers a suitable solution for young patients affected by hip disease who have high function demands and good bone quality. Bone stock preservation, restoration of the normal proximal femur anatomy, the lack of stress shielding, and the possibility of resuming sporting activity are proven advantages of hip resurfacing. However, there are some disadvantages, such as fracture of the femoral neck, onset of neck narrowing,… Read the rest

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

Dr. Brooks Study 2,200 BHR Patients with 99% Survivorship 2014

Dr. Brooks Study –  2,200 BHR Patients with 99% Survivorship 2014

December 12, 2014 Orlando FL

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"Resurfacing is very attractive to patients, less attractive to surgeons because
there are many ways to get into trouble. If you do it, if you do the deep dive,
you will become a better hip surgeon," Peter J. Brooks, MD, FRCS(C), said at the
Current Concepts in Joint Replacement Winter Meeting.

Brooks said in the mid-term results of study of more than 2,200 patients
implanted with the Birmingham Hip, there were few complications with no
dislocations or femoral … Read the rest

Statement regarding BHR System by Smith & Nephew 2015

4 June 2015
  • Voluntary actions initiated to remove smaller size components
    and change Instructions for Use (IFU) following analysis of recent
    performance data
  • No action required from patients; no change to current practice
    for patient follow-up care
  • BHR continues to perform amongst the best hip replacements for
    the right patients

Smith & Nephew (LSE: SN; NYSE: SNN), the global medical technology
business, announces the voluntary removal from the market of 46mm
diameter and smaller femoral heads and corresponding acetabular cup
components for the

BIRMINGHAM HIP Resurfacing (BHR) System
, and new
Instructions for Use (IFU), reflecting recent performance data. Surgeons

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BHR – No Longer Used in Females and Small Men by Dr. Brooks 6/5/2015

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

Smith & Nephew First Quarter 2012 Results

Smith & Nephew First Quarter 2012 Results

3 May 2012

…Revenue from our global Hip Implant franchise was down -2%. This was largely a result of continuing headwinds in the metal-on-metal total hip replacement sector. Sales of our BIRMINGHAM HIP◊ Resurfacing System ("BHR") continued to suffer from association, despite its strong track record demonstrated by many independent sources of data which have proved its performance over more than ten years. In traditional total hip implants we generated strong double-digit growth in revenue from products featuring our VERILAST bearing technology. We also launched the POLARCUP◊ Dual Mobility Hip System in Read the rest

Hip Study: Smith & Nephew touts study results for new metal-on-metal implant

Hip Study: Smith & Nephew touts study results for new metal-on-metal implant

March 13, 2012 by MassDevice staff



Smith & Nephew unveils the results of its FDA-requested metal-on-metal hip
resurfacing implant study, finding that 99% of participants were either
satisfied or extremely satisfied with their implants at 10 years.

British orthopedic titan Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) touted the results of a
10-year study of its metal-on-metal hip resurfacing implants, hoping to
differentiate its implants from the high-profile recall of rival DePuy’s ASR

Smith & Nephew, one of the largest metal-on-metal hip implant makers, is
looking to limit … Read the rest

Birmingham Hip Metal-on-Metal Resurfacing – 94.5% 10 year Survival

Birmingham Hip Metal-on-Metal Resurfacing – 94.5% Ten-Year Survival


Results from an independent centre

November 1, 2011

  • G. Coulter
    , MBChB,
    , Orthopaedic Fellow

  • D. A. Young
    , MBBS,
    FRACS, FAOrthA
    , Orthopaedic

  • R. E. Dalziel
    , MBBS,
    FRACS, FAOrthA
    , Orthopaedic


  • A. J. Shimmin
    , MBBS,
    FRACS, FAOrthA
    , Orthopaedic
  • Abstract

    We report the findings of an independent review of 230 consecutive
    Birmingham hip resurfacings (BHRs) in 213 patients (230 hips) at a
    mean follow-up of 10.4 years (9.6 to 11.7). A total of 11 hips
    underwent revision; six patients (six hips) died from … Read the rest