- Conventional total hip replacement has failed the young active adult. The Birmingham Hip Resurfacing addresses this difficult patient group.
- We have shown that the femoral head remains viable after hip resurfacing./li>
- Femoral neck fracture is a rare occurrence and in our experience has only occurred in the presence of poor bone quality.
- Femoral head fixation with cement has been shown by us and others to be extremely durable.
- We have seen early and extensive ingrowth into the hydroxyapatite coated Forocast™ socket.
- It has been shown that thick film lubrication is possible in these large headed metal on metal hip resurfacing arthroplasty bearings.
- We have observed no wear on retrieved Birmingham Hip Resurfacing bearings.
- We have measured low blood metal ion levels in a highly active group of patients fitted with the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing.
- We have measured low frictional torque in these Birmingham Hip Resurfacing bearings on a realistic loading pendulum apparatus.
- The dislocation rate is very low and in 1,839 metal metal hip resurfacings performed between February 1991 and December 1999 we have seen one dislocation.
- We have treated a young, active patient group with arthritic hips when they needed their treatment most, allowing them to return to work.
- Patients have achieved excellent functional results after this procedure with many participating in recreational sport allowing the health gain associated with activity.
- In this young and active population we have seen in our 1,720 hybrid hip resurfacings in the Birmingham series between March 1994 to December 1999 an overall 99% success rate and in our longest follow-ups we have a 98% survivorship at 6-7 years.
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