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Internationally renowned hip and knee surgeon and designer and pioneer of the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing, Derek McMinn addresses concerns about Hip Resurfacing and Metal on Metal (MoM) implants
In Part 1, Mr. McMinn discusses the history of the BHR device and talks about the reasons for the majority of the negative outcomes. Pseudo tumors, Device designs, surgeon skill, importance of component positioning are discussed.
Derek McMinn has done over 6000 total hip surgeries and over 3,500 MoM Hip Resurfacings. His 10 year survivorship for the BHR (Birmingham Hip Resurfacing)in a series of 3095 performed up until December 2009 is 97% from all patients. His first metal/metal resurfacing prototype was implanted in 1991, and the current design, the first BHR was implanted in July 1997 and has not changed in any way since then.
Interview: Vicky Marlow
Producer/Director of Photography: Jared Manders
Edit/Music: Paul Hamilton