Current Positive Results of Hip Resurfacing –
Experienced Hip Resurfacing Surgeons Respond to Negative Media
Attack on Hip Resurfacing

Minimum 10 Year Survival and Outcome of Birmingham Hip
Resurfacing – An Independent Series by Dr. De Smet 2012 –


  • “The overall survival was 95.1% at 13 years.”
  • “Survivorship in men was 98.6% at 13 years.”
  • “Survivorship in women was 87.9% at 13 years.”


Hip Resurfacing Still an Excellent Option by Dr. Raimund
Voelker 2013
– Out of my experience I have 3 simple
recommendations to be successful with hip resurfacing. They
count for patients and surgeons as well.

Results of Hip Resurfacing at the Cleveland Clinic by Dr.
Brooks December 2012
– “Overall, the BHR in our center
has a greater than 99% success rate at up to 6 years
follow-up. These kinds of results have already been seen by
experienced hip surgeons in other centers around the world,
where the BHR has been available for 15 years.”

Dr. Gross Video Discusses Hip Resurfacing versus Total Hip
Why Hip Resurfacing is still an excellent
choice for hip replacement. 2012 Interview by Patricia

Hip Resurfacing for Women by Dr. Gross 2013
– There has
been extensive recent negative media attention focused on
metal bearing total hips, hip resurfacing and particularly
hip resurfacing in women. Many hip surgeons feel that this
operation should not be offered to women. I disagree.

The Durability of Hip Resurfacing 2012 by Dr. Gross

Response to Lancet article. “In summary, the conclusions of the Lancet study are based
on a very limited and superficial analysis of THR vs. HRA.
The Lancet study only illustrates that a patient should not
allow an inexperienced hip-resurfacing surgeon to perform
his/ her operation.”

Dr. Su responds to the recent Lancet article 2012
– “The
study by Blom et al. fails to account for the countless
lives that have been returned to one of function and
activity by hip resurfacing, which is why I don’t agree with
the recommendation of denying my patients this alternative
to total hip replacement.”

Mr. McMinn Address Negative Press about Hip Resurfacing
“In addition to the MHRA’s guidance, we wish to emphasize
that Mr. McMinn’s results with the BHR show a 97% survival in
men and women of all ages at 14.5 years. Furthermore,
excellent results with the BHR have been documented in
National Joint Registers from around the world.”

Derek McMinn addresses the recent Concerns about Hip
Resurfacing and Metal on Metal (MoM) implants 2010

“Derek McMinn has done over 6000 total hip surgeries and
over 3,500 MoM Hip Resurfacings. His 10 year survivorship
for the BHR (Birmingham Hip Resurfacing)in a series of 3095
performed up until December 2009 is 97% from all patients.”

New Clinical Results Further Distance the BIRMINGHAM HIP™
Resurfacing System From Failed Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

– “The study, carried out at the request of the FDA,
followed the progress of the first 400 BHR patients in the
United Kingdom and found that after 10 years, 99% were
either satisfied or extremely satisfied with their BHR

Dr. Amstutz – Hip resurfacing: The metal-on-metal bearing
material is not the problem
– The manufacturing quality
of MoM bearings is excellent nowadays in most designs,
particularly the control of clearance and roundness of the
components, and is certainly sufficient to produce safe and
successful hip arthroplasty devices as long as conservative
guidelines for cup implantation are followed.

Hip Resurfacing is Still an Excellent Choice in 2012 by
Patricia Walter
– Patricia discusses why hip resurfacing
is still an excellent option with great outcomes in 2012.
Despite the negative media blitz against hip resurfacing,
patients using the experienced hip resurfacing surgeons have
excellent outcomes and long retention rates.

Polyethylene Hip Resurfacing for Women by Dr. Pritchett

– Hip resurfacing with a polyethylene acetabular component
is a reliable procedure at midterm follow-up. Some of the
concerns that exist – namely metallosis with metal-on-metal
prostheses – can be avoided. The functional results are
comparable to metal-on-metal resurfacing but long-term
follow up is needed to determine if implant survivorship
with polyethylene acetabular components will equal
metal-on-metal prostheses. Polyethylene can be a useful
option in acetabular revision situations or for women
fearing metallosis.