Clinical and functional outcomes of the birmingham hip resurfacing system

Cecilia Pascual-Garrido, Brandon L. Morris, Michael R. Dayton

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This study reported the outcomes of patients treated with the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System (Smith and Nephew, Memphis, Tennessee) to identify the prevalence of complications and failures. A retrospective review of 202 patients (206 hips) was performed. Outcomes were assessed clinically with Harris Hip Score at 6 and 12 months and then yearly. Subanalysis was performed, with the hips divided according to patient sex and size of the femoral component. Mean patient age was 51±8 years, and mean follow-up was 4±1.6 years. Of the patients, 163 were men (83%) and 35 were women (17%). Postoperative improvement was significant, with preoperative Harris Hip Score of 62.9±10.6 and postoperative Harris Hip Score of 98.6±6.7 (P<.001). There were 9 patients (4%) who had complications. A total of 5 hips (2.4%) underwent revision. At 3 years, mean survival was better for men than for women (99% vs 92%, respectively). Survival was lowest in patients with femoral component diameter of less than 46 mm. According to the authors' results, the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System resulted in good clinical outcomes at 4 years. Survival and outcomes in women, particularly those with modest bone size, are inferior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e236-e239
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016


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