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