Hip Resurfacing News features up to date news about hip resurfacing, FDA approved devices, personal hip stories, experienced surgeons, medical studies, video interviews and press releases. Hip Resurfacing came of age in the United States when the FDA approved the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Device in May 2006. Orthopedic surgeons have been performing hip resurfacing surgeries since 1997 overseas. Hip Resurfacing is an alternative to total hip replacement.… Read the rest
November 28, 2018
This month marks 10 Years for my Birmingham hip resurfacing. Surgery performed by Dr. David Palmer at St. Croix Orthopedics. Still going strong with no issues.
November 28, 2010
I am 2 years post op as well. Last November I celebrated my one year BHR by riding the 100 mile Maah Dah Hey trail in North Dakota on my mountain bike in one day. My hip performed flawlessly. This last summer I competed in the Breck Epic mountain bike stage race which was 240 miles and 40,000 ft. of climbing over 6 days. My hip felt great. … Read the rest
57 year old male here. December marked my one year bilateral BHR operations with Dr. Schmitt in Commerce, MI. In short, this is was a wonderful method to reduce hip pain and improve mobility! My hip pain is down a great deal, so much that I’v never taken an ibuprofen or other OTC pain pill since my early operations recovery! Yes, my pain is reduced that much:) Further, I’m back to running between 3-6 miles per week. My pace is slowed, my range is shorter, my stamina is reduced, but all of these are slowly but steadily improving as time … Read the rest
Bob Bryan’s hip injury is a thing of the past as he will team up with his brother Mike Bryan to play the Brisbane International in the opening week of the 2019 season…
… Bob suffered a hip injury during the final against Nikola Mektic and Alexander Peya. Bob tried to play through the pain but the Bryans ended up retiring the final while 5-3 down. ..
It turned out to be a season-ending injury for Bob, who later underwent a successful hip resurfacing surgery with Dr. Su in 2018.… Read the rest
I found out I qualified for as an age-grouper for Team GB in the world aquathlon champs in Pontevedra, Spain in May 2019. I passed the one year postop landmark feeling strong and ready to crank-up the run training. I have just completed my first run race for over 5 years and managed 21:32 for 5k – not at all fast but going in the right direction.
My hip feels great – all those squats, lunges, bridging, hopping, jumping … seems to have worked. About to start next phase of run training to include speedwork … Read the rest
Bottom Line Up Front – BHR has allowed me to have my life back. I’m a 7 Year BHR Alumni of the BHR Club (Dr. Brooks, Cleveland Clinic) and want to give you, those who are considering or are already soldiering through the initial stages of post surgery/PT, confirmation that it is all worth the struggle.
First, as a baseline, I’m a 56 year old male, in the military, reserves now, first diagnosed with osteoarthritis in both hips when I was 40. I’m married to an awesome woman, and father to a fine son who … Read the rest
Read Complete Article Here January 14, 2019
Orthopedic Product News interview Derek McMinn and Ronan Treacy of the UK about the current state and future state of hip resurfacing and devices.
… Rowan Treacy: so Catherine kindly demonstrated the results for the BHR. She looked at the results for patients <=50 years of age with a diagnosis of osteoarthritis, the number of BHR’s in her data set was 4,056 implants. When she looked at the male and female results in isolation, she reported 3,187 male patients with a Kaplan–Meier survivorship of 96.2 per cent to 20.1 years. In female patients … Read the rest
The McMinn Centre Published on Dec 13, 2018
Mr Derek McMinn interviews Mrs Maureen Berry, a patient with a 46 year old Metal on Metal Total Hip Replacement and 22 year old Birmingham Hip Resurfacing. They talk about her experiences and how MoM hips can have highly successful outcomes.… Read the rest
The McMinn Centre Published on Dec 14, 2018
In October Mr Derek McMinn outlined in a presentation to the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty the scientific and technological breakthroughs that have led to the next step in hip resurfacing – Polyethylene on Metal. See that video here – https://youtu.be/PcRtOZ4GnYAIn this video we talk to some of the early patients who talk about about their experiences with the new implant and how it has enabled them to get back to their normal lives.For further information please get in touch with the McMinn Centre. www.mcminncentre.co.uk… Read the rest
Syndney 9 News reports about new trails of ceramic hip resurfacing device…
…”This is the first time we’ve been able to use ceramic-on-ceramic in hip resurfacing,” said Professor Bill Walter, Orthopaedic Surgeon at Royal North Shore Hospital…
..The new ReCerf ceramic-on-ceramic implant is made of a material called BIOLOX delta which has a 12 year clinical history in total hip replacements…
…There are plans to enroll 200 patients in a clinical trial next year.… Read the rest