This history of hip resurfacing was written by Dr. Derek McMinn, one of the designers of the BIRMINGHAM HIP Resurfacing (BHR) prosthesis. It is divided into the following sections. Click on the links below to read.

  1. Historical Metal-on-Metal THR's
  2. Historical Metal-on-Metal Joints
  3. Hip Resurfacing Today
  4. Tribology – The Study of Lubrication, Friction, and Wear
  5. Metal Ion Levels
  6. Patient Follow-Up
  7. Surgeon Training
  8. BHR Contra-Indications
  9. Summary
  10. Conclusion
  11. References