Thomas P. Schmalzried, MD, presented his experience at the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction San Diego 2012 meeting…Although there has been no standard of review established in the United States, Schmalzried noted routine follow-up should be considered good practice… …Schmalzried mentioned the special risks inherent in metal-on-metal hip replacements, including higher monoblock loosening rates and adverse local tissue reactions (ALTRs)… “Head size seems to matter when we talk about total hip replacement in metal-on-metal bearings,” Schmalzried said. “Loosening is the issue you get when you start looking at large diameter bearings. The majority are greater than 36 mm.” …The
Well it’s 2 weeks today since my operation with Mr. McMinn and everything’s going great.
That constant screaming pain in my right hip which had become part of my life for the last 15 years has now gone and my life already feels amazingly different.
I’ve been told by various consultants over the last 10 years, due to my condition and age I am not a likely candidate for this type of surgery. The general response to my request for resurfacing was to put up with the pain until I’m old enough to have a THR. I had at this … Read the rest
As I stand
today my bilateral BMHR had been a complete success – I can’t even remember how
terrible my life was before I had this done 🙂 It’s over a year since I had hip
no 2 done and over 18 months since the first.
I had very bad bilateral AVN and that is the reason Mr. McMinn decided I should
go for the new BMHR device. I have to say I am really glad I did 🙂
From my conversations with Mr. McMinn, the device was invented with AVN in mind
as he was seeing young people with … Read the rest
The Birmingham Mid Head Resection prosthesis is a recently
developed hip prosthesis for patients who are keen on having
metal on metal hip resurfacing but do not have enough bone
stock in their femoral head to accept a resurfacing implant.
The BMHR, by its resection level is suitable for these
patients thereby opening an avenue for these patients to
benefit from the resurfacing technology.
Asian regional center for hip resurfacing is the only center
in Asia where currently BMHR surgeries are being performed.
Dr. Vijay C. Bose … Read the rest
View Youtube Video about BMHR by Mr. McMinn by click below:
Derek McMinn talks about the Birmingham Mid Head Resection prosthesis and its applied use in patients with Avascular Necrosis.
For patients with osteonecrosis involving a larger volume of the femoral head, an uncemented short-stemmed prosthesis, the Birmingham Mid Head Resection, BMHR, (MMT Ltd, Birmingham, United Kingdom, now Smith and Nephew Orthopaedics Ltd, Bromsgrove, United Kingdom) was developed.
Mr. McMinn has implanted about 40 BMHRs to date March … Read the rest