December 12, 2014 Orlando FL
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“Resurfacing is very attractive to patients, less attractive to surgeons because there are many ways to get into trouble. If you do it, if you do the deep dive, you will become a better hip surgeon,” Peter J. Brooks, MD, FRCS(C), said at the Current Concepts in Joint Replacement Winter Meeting.
Brooks said in the mid-term results of study of more than 2,200 patients implanted with the Birmingham Hip, there were few complications with no dislocations or femoral loosening seen…
…Overall survivorship at up to 8 years was more than 99%, he said. For the male patients with osteoarthritis who were younger than 50 years, survivorship was 100%.