What is BHR hip?
BIRMINGHAM HIP? (BHR?) Resurfacing System Unlike total hip replacement, which removes all of the bone within your ball and socket hip joint, the BHR resurfaces just a few centimeters of bone, preserving more of your original joint.
What is BHR hip replacement?
The BIRMINGHAM HIP◊ Resurfacing (BHR◊) System is a conservative approach to hip arthroplasty in which an all-metal bearing couple is used to preserve, rather than replace, a patient’s femoral head and neck.
How long does a Birmingham hip resurfacing last?
Based on this, most Birmingham hip replacements are expected to last for a long time, 20 or 30 years would not be unreasonable to assume. However, only time will tell. As I always tell my patients, if you want to know the long term results of the Birmingham hip, you will have to wait another 10-20 years.
How many years does a hip resurfacing last?
Adults of any age can be considered for a hip replacement, although most are done on people between the ages of 60 and 80. A modern artificial hip joint is designed to last for at least 15 years.
What is BHR surgery?
The Birmingham Hip Resurfacing has enabled thousands of patients – including many high profile athletes – to leave behind the pain and immobility of an arthritic hip, restoring their quality of life. With Total Hip Replacements, the femoral head (ball joint of the hip) is removed and replaced by a long, stemmed device.
What is BHR made of?
The Birmingham Hip Resurfacing implant consists of two pieces, a femoral component and an acetabular component. Both pieces are made of an alloy of cobalt-chromium, one of the most durable metals used in artificial implants today. The acetabular, or socket, component is implanted with a press-fit technique.
Can you run after hip resurfacing?
While the results suggest that a return to running is possible after hip resurfacing, the study did not look at the long-term effects of wear on the implant. Other studies have found that patients can maintain a high level of activity for 10 to 20 years after surgery.
What can I expect after hip resurfacing?
Many hip resurfacing patients are back walking just 4 hours after surgery. The total time spent in hospital is approximately about one to two days. Within two or three weeks, most patients can get back to regular activities including driving.
Who is a good candidate for hip resurfacing?
Generally speaking, the best candidates for hip resurfacing are younger (less than 60), larger-framed patients (often, but not always male) with strong, healthy bone. Patients that are older, female, smaller-framed, with weaker or damaged bone are at higher risk of complications, such as femoral neck fracture.
What is the Birmingham procedure?
The Birmingham Hip is a metal-on-metal joint. The ball of the femur (as illustrated) is resurfaced before the metal cap is fit over it. Essentially, the Birmingham Hip smooths the worn areas of the ball-and-socket joint with durable high-carbide cobalt chrome, eliminating pain and returning a natural motion to the hip.
Is hip resurfacing safe?
The general risks of hip resurfacing are the same as with traditional total hip replacement. These include infection, dislocation, blood clots, nerve injury, and extra bone formation around the hip that could make the hip stiff. The risk of infection with hip resurfacing is no different than with total hip replacement.