EARLY CLINICAL FAILURE OF THE BIRMINGHAM METAL-ON-METAL HIP RESURFACING IS ASSOCIATED WITH METALOSIS AND SOFT TISSUE NECROSIS
B. J Ollivere1, C. Darrah2, T. Barker2, J. Nolan2 and M. Porteous1
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Introduction: As candidates for arthroplasty become younger and life expectancy increases the required working life of a total hip arthroplasty continues to rise. Hip resurfacing offers potential further advantages in young patients as minimal bone resection makes for easier revision, and the design allows for an increased range of movement. The Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) is the first of the second generation hip resurfacings.
Reports are beginning to emerge of unexplained failure, pseudotumour formation, individual cases of metallosis. Joint registry data also demonstrates an unexplained…
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