EARLY CLINICAL FAILURE OF THE BIRMINGHAM METAL-ON-METAL HIP RESURFACING IS ASSOCIATED WITH METALOSIS AND SOFT TISSUE NECROSIS.
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
– Author Affiliations
1West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds; 2Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS
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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Linda Dias Paradise Realty said:
Thank you for updates. I have Smith and nephew hip resurfacing. Nov 2011
I have problems. Need s lawyer.
Linda Dias 707-539-8484 Broker,Realtor Cal.BRE. #01130141 LindaDias.com
just sent you an email.
Hi, how do you find out what was used. I had a Birmingham Hip Replacement in November 2009. I am now having problems. I am in Australia.
Any help would be much appreciated on steps to take.