June 4, 2015 Smith & Nephew … is therefore removing (BHR) small sizes and updating the IFU to contraindicate the BHR for women.
“However, the revision rates associated with men requiring femoral head sizes 46mm or smaller and with all women patients exceed the current benchmark established by the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Based on this information, Smith & Nephew considers that these patient groups may be at a greater risk of revision surgery than previously believed, and is therefore removing small sizes and updating the IFU to contraindicate the BHR for women.” Original Smith & Nephew press release available here: http://www.surfacehippy.info/BHR-small-sizes-removed-stops-use-in-females.php
“BHR continues to perform amongst the best hip replacements for the right patients according to Smith & Nephew.”
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