I am a physical therapist from Lake
Placid, NY. I had an insidious onset of right hip pain
approximately three years ago which gradually but
progressively intensified. X-rays revealed extensive
(bilateral DJD), and my local orthopod was all set to give
me a total hip replacement. I did an extensive amount
of research, and came across the resurfacing technique.
Intuitively it just made sense to preserve as much
natural bone as possible, so I consulted with Dr
Michael Clarke in Syracuse, NY. I had surgery on
2/28/07, and I am scheduled to have the L one done on
4/30/08. I had an excellent outcome on my R side, and
experienced a significant improvement in pain and
function. This past year I’ve been able to return to
cycling (road and mountain), hiking, fishing, hunting,
alpine and nordic skiing, and weight training… all
with no pain. I am confident the L side …
I am a physical therapist from Lake
Published on Oct 20, 2017 The McMinn Center Website
On 30th July 1997, Mr McMinn performed the world’s first Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) operation. Two decades later, we are celebrating the success of this bone-conserving procedure, pioneered by Mr McMinn, with the people whose lives have been changed by BHR surgery.
The video and photos that patients have sent in to celebrate 20 Years of Hip Resurfacing has been eye opening and amazing. We couldn’t include everyone in our longer in depth video so we created this shorter and snappier piece to give you a feel of the immense variety of activities that our patients enjoy after their procedures.
Patients in Order of Appearance
Colin Tucker right BHR 2008 Left BHR 2003
Margaret Massie Taylor Left BHR 1997
Adrian Rawlinson – Right BHR 2005
Arnie Pollinger – Right BHR 2012
Mark Edwards – Right BHR 1997
Colin Keith – Left …
On 30th July 1997, Mr McMinn performed the world’s first Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) operation. Two decades later, we are celebrating the success of this bone-conserving procedure with the people whose lives have been changed by BHR surgery.
In this video, you will hear testimony from a range of Mr McMinn’s BHR patients over the years – and we are delighted to hear how the BHR has had such a positive impact on patients’ lives.
Thank you to everyone who took the time out to record and send in their video clips, we really do appreciate it!
Response to Telegraph Article – News Feed Monday 3rd July 2017
In response to the recent Telegraph article, Mr McMinn would like to reassure all of his patients that nothing has changed in the outcomes of our hip resurfacing and total hip replacement patients. Our results do not show anything different, but the MHRA guidelines have changed, probably because of some reports of small diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacements. We have not had an increase in our failure rates due to metal reactions. A small percentage of hips had to be revised to non-metal-on-metal total hip replacements, but the percentage of patients needing revision for all wear-related problems and metal-reactions is less than 1% in men, and less than 3% in women at 19 years.
We have investigated the earliest series of our BHRs, with extensive assessments including CT scanning at post 10-year reviews, …
2012 ANNUAL REPORT
There have been 14,901 total resurfacing procedures reported to the Registry,
an additional 603 procedures, compared to the last report.
The use of resurfacing hip replacement in Australia continues to decline. The
number of procedures reported in 2011 was 39.7% less than in 2010 and 68.5% less
compared to the peak in 2005.
Osteoarthritis is the principal diagnosis for total resurfacing hip
replacement (95.0%), followed by developmental dysplasia (2.5%) and
Most patients are male and the proportion of males has increased from 71.2%
in 2003 to 94.3% in 2011
There continues to be a shift in the use of primary total resurfacing hip
replacement to younger patients. The proportion of patients under the age of 55
years has continued to increase and accounted for 62.6% of all primary total
resurfacing procedures in 2011. There has been a corresponding decrease in use
for patients aged …
A picture is worth a thousand words! A sketch by Patricia Walter illustrates a hip resurfacing device on the left compared to a total hip replacement device on the right. Which bone sparing device looks more natural and bone conserving to you? According to medical studies, a hip resurfacing provides a more natural gait and loads the hip more naturally than a total hip replacement.
When buying real estate the old saying about what is important is “Location, Location and Location.” In many people’s minds the most important factor in choosing a surgeon for hip resurfacing is “Experience, Experience and Experience.” I realize that every hip resurfacing surgeon has to start somewhere to do his first operation, but I feel, in layman’s terms, that hip resurfacing is as much of an art as it is a learned skill. The angle of the cup in the acetabulum is very important, the proper amount of inpact to place the stem is important, shaping the femur bone for the cap is important, how the surgeon approaches the hip …
The Birmingham Hip Resurfacing was released in 1997. In Mr. McMinn’s series of nearly 2700 BHRs to date, the failure rate has been 1.2% at nearly 9 years. In the younger age group (under 55 years) with
osteoarthritis, the failure rate of Mr. McMinn’s resurfacings is 0.2% (survival 99.8%) at 11 years follow-up. The failure rate with a traditional hip replacement in this age group by comparison is 19% at 10 years and 67% at 16 years according to the Swedish Hip Arthroplasy Register.
This information is take from Dr. McMinn’s “Frequently Asked Questions” section on his website.