Doctors Articles

  • Addressing the Negative Press

    There have been some recent articles in the press that have expressed some concern over Metal on metal and hip resurfacing in general. To someone just reading up on the procedure, these articles can be very misleading. Please keep in mind that the articles are written by a journalist (mainly Barry Meier) that wants to "sell" stories and not necessarily pass on good solid objective information.

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  • Derek McMinn addresses the 4Corners Dispatches program

    These TV programs did a good job of bringing to attention the sad saga of failures with the ASR hip. Although the experience of only one Centre was highlighted, this experience with ASR failures is widespread.

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  • What is the Best Bearing Type by Dr. Thomas Gross

    Hip replacement has come a long way since the 1950s. It has improved to the point where middle aged or older patients can expect a relatively long life out of the implants if they follow certain restrictions and dont participate in high impact sports.

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  • Mr. Derek McMinn on Pseudotumors

    A few centres have reported a phenomenon, which has been named pseudotumors by a renowned orthopaedic hospital in Oxford. The term pseudotumor refers to a problem, whereby a hip resurfacing or a metal-on-metal hip replacement fails with a painful swelling or with collection of fluid around the hip joint. The word pseudotumor has caused consternation among patients who were worried if this is some kind of a hidden cancer or a pre-cancerous condition. These need to be put into perspective.

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  • Six World Renowned Surgeons discuss concerns about Metal - metal Hip Resurfacing in Video Interviews

    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

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  • Mr. Derek McMinn Published Papers

    Mr. Derek McMinn Published Papers

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  • Metal wear on metal on metal implants by Dr. Thomas Gross

    I have used over 3000 metal bearings in primary total hip and hip resurfacing as well as revision surgery. I have revised 2 for adverse wear 7 years after implantation. I know that most other high volume hip resurfacing surgeons have a similar experience.

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  • Hip Resurfacing by John O'Hara

    The original or very first resurfacing that we know of was made of solid Teflon on both sides. It was designed by John Charnley, who was dissatisfied with the results and changed instead to develop metal on plastic hip replacements.

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  • Hip Resurfacing vs THR by Mark Bloomfield

    I have now done over 1000 hip resurfacings. Practically all the Birmingham device marketed by Smith & Nephew. So I thought I would share what I think about the technique right now.

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