Hip Resurfacing - Devices

Devices

In 2006, the United States FDA approved hip resurfacing using the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) system, designed by British Orthopaedic surgeon Derek McMinn. On July 3, 2007, the FDA approved the Cormet hip resurfacing system made in the UK by Corin Group and marketed in the U.S. by Stryker Corporation. On November 9, 2009 the FDA also approved the Conserve-Plus hip resurfacing system made by Wright Medical Technology. There are several other manufacturers of hip resurfacing systems, mainly in Europe. Another THR and hip resurfacing system, the DePuy ASR, which had been undergoing clinical trials for hip resurfacing in the United States and marketed overseas, has been recalled as a result of having been proven to have abnormally high revision rates. A prospective patient, therefore, needs to be cautious to confirm the type of device being used has an acceptable track record. Subtle differences among the devices in terms of design, manufacturing and surgical technique can prove to be detrimental to clinical success.

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