The BIRMINGHAM HIP Resurfacing System continues to show superior performance in Unmatched clinical results
Another exciting course, but this one, I personally felt was one of the best and informative conferences I have attended. The faculty was incredible, it was the who’s who of hip resurfacing surgeons and it covered a lot of extremely important topics in a short day and a half. What a shame that more surgeons did not attend this because of the incredible information that was shared. I really have to say that I am very disappointed in the many that I emailed that just could not bother to even reply to me and those that did that said they would not be there, what are they thinking? I seriously hope that in the future more surgeons will take the initiative to better their education for the best interest of their future patients
The 2010 AOA report Australian Regsitry report from 2010 on Revision rates, by Device
The BIRMINGHAM HIP Resurfacing System continues to show superior performance compared to other hip resurfacing systems. Results summarized from 2008 Annual Report
Another very exciting course with a lot of great quotes. This year there were 200 attendees, 18 different companies supporting the course and over 40 Faculty members. I want to first extend my gratitude and thanks to Dr. Michael Mont for allowing me to attend and Dr. Thomas Schmalzried who was incredible as a Moderator at this course.
There were about 80 attendees, all surgeons who had done more than 20 resurfacings. Thus, it was an interested congress that made for a sophisticated discussion. The program was organized into specific mini-topics, all of which I found extremely interesting. Fortunately, I can say that while nothing was that new in concept to me, it solidified beliefs and ideas that I have had about resurfacing. Also, I was able to share some of my own observations and experiences.
Vicky, Here is my summary of the Second Annual U.S. Comprehensive Course on Total Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty, October 24-25, 2008, Los Angeles, California. Hope it is helpful, John
Dr. Su notes on the Second Annual US Comprehensive Course on Total Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty I've typed up some of my notes from the course. In summary, I found that the main topics discussed were: results of hip resurfacing worldwide; technical aspects of hip resurfacing; patient selection; failures of resurfacing; and concerns about metal on metal joints. The overarching theme, however, has become clearer and clearer in these conferences. Namely, that COMPONENT POSITION IS CRITICAL, and experience is paramount to get it right.
t was very interesting to watch the doctors present from the doctors perspective but it is quite different coming from our side. When we look at it as OUR bodies they are cutting open, it changes the whole view. The following is my view as a patient.
Cup position with large open angles will cause more metal debris. It was agreed that in the past the doctors were more concerned about the placement of the femoral component but they are finding out that patients are having more long term problems with ROM (Range of Motion) or lack of ROM if the cup placement is off. The cup position is crucial to avoid impingement; they need to watch the anteversion and the orientation of the lip. The doctors should also take care to remove any osteophytes.
I met so many wonderful doctors there, it was truly amazing. The hardest thing for me was getting used to calling them by their first names, that was weird! Some of the wonderful docs I had a chance to speak with in detail were Mr. McMinn, Mr. Treacy, Dr. Su, Dr. Rogerson, Dr. Ure, Dr. Raterman, Dr. Rector and Dr. Cynthia Kelly. I just had to meet one of the very few female resurfacing surgeons out there. I also met quite a few other doctors but did not have the opportunity to talk with them since time was so limited. The highlight of my trip besides meeting some of the greats was being able to attend the cadaver training, wow! What an experience, hopefully I will post some pictures of that shortly. All I can say is, I would not want to be a surgeon's first.
Vicky Marlow Miami Orthopedic Conference 2007