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

Hip Resurfacing Using Highly Cross-linked Polyethylene Study 2016

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By  Pritchett JW

In this prospective study, 190 hip resurfacing procedures (164 participants) were performed using a cobalt-chromium femoral component and a cementless acetabular cup with a 3.8-mm highly cross-linked polyethylene acetabular liner…

…The mean follow-up was 8.5 (range, 7-10) years…

…(With Highly Cross-linked Polyethylene device) The low incidence of osteolysis and the low rate of wear found on retrievals suggest that many years of use in highly active patients is possible.… Read the rest

Hip Resurfacing Devices with Poor Performance Records

Hip Resurfacing Devices with Poor Performance Records

I find it important to provide the most reliable information available on the Surface Hippy Website. Since it started in 2005, there have been a variety of hip resurfacing devices available. Only three have been approved by the FDA. The information posted on Surface Hippy is based on National Registry Information, Medical Studies and Surgeon Articles.

Unfortunately, some hip resurfacing devices have not provided good outcomes to patients and have been removed from the market. As hip resurfacing devices continue to be used, there is now a longer history of outcomes available up … Read the rest

NICE Draft Guidance Update on Hip Replacement and Resurfacing Should Work Well in 95% of Cases at 10 years

November 21, 2013

NICE draft guidance update on hip replacement and resurfacing recommends more
reliable artificial joints

NICE is updating its guidance on providing people who need hip replacements with
the right prosthesis for their requirements. The updated draft recommendations
include a stricter benchmark for the quality of hip prostheses, proposing that
the new joint should work well in at least 95% of cases over 10 years, instead
of the current 90% of cases.

Hip replacements or resurfacing are often needed to improve mobility problems
and severe discomfort caused by rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis in the
hip joint. Arthritis is … Read the rest

Australian Orthopaedic Association register identifies Cormet hip resurfacing implant with higher than anticipated revision rate

November 12, 2013

In their annual report, the Australian National Joint Replacement Registry
identified the Cormet cemented resurfacing head and the Cormet HAP bi-coated
cementless resurfacing head as having higher than anticipated rates of
revision when used individually or in combination with the Cormet 2000 HAP,
which is no longer being used, according to data from the report.

The report, which was prepared by Stephen Graves, MBBS, DPhil, FRACS, FA,
of the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA), contains data on
hip and knee arthroplasty outcomes in Australia between September 1999 and
December 2012.

"There is one resurfacing device being identified

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A comparison of modern bearing types Dr. Thomas Gross 2011

What is the Best
Bearing Type?

A comparison of modern bearing types Dr. Thomas Gross

As a patient there
are four reasons you should consider a metal-on-metal bearing total hip
replacement or resurfacing:

1. WEAR: Low.

2. BREAKAGE: Unbreakable bearing. 

Maximum stability of the joint.  Using a metal-on-metal bearing surface allows
the manufacture of a large bearing hip joint that will not dislocate.


Resurfacing is only possible with this bearing type. This allows bone preservation and avoidance of a stem in the femoral canal.

Hip replacement has
come a long way since the
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The ACCIS prosthesis system

The ACCIS prosthesis system

accis hip resurfacing device

The ACCIS system for total hip arthroplasty (THA) and resurfacing hip
arthroplasty (RHA) consists of metal
components for the reconstruction of the acetabulum and metal femoral head
components for conventional
THA and RHA. The ACCIS metal components are made of a chrome-cobalt-molybdenum
alloy, but are different
from other metal-on-metal prostheses. The surfaces of the metal components are
engineered with the
ceramic Titanium-Niobium-Nitride (TiNbN) in order to minimize metal particulate
wear, to prevent corrosion
and to prevent metal ion release.

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Complete While Paper about Ceramic Surface Engineered Metal-on-Metal Hips system
for Total Hip Arthroplasty and
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DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Statement on Discontinuation of ULTAMET Metal-on-Metal and COMPLETE Ceramic-on-Metal Hip Systems

DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., announced its decision
to discontinue sales of its ULTAMET
Metal-on-Metal Articulation and COMPLETE
Ceramic-on-Metal Acetabular Hip System
worldwide. The discontinuation will be effective
August 31, 2013. This will allow surgeons to
plan accordingly for upcoming surgeries. The
ceramic head used in COMPLETE will continue to
be available for use in other bearing surface

The metal liner that is being discontinued
is used in both ULTAMET and COMPLETE. The liner
is designed exclusively for use with DePuy’s
PINNACLE Acetabular Cup System, the PINNACLE
Cup is not impacted by this discontinuation.

The PINNACLE Cup System is one of … Read the rest