An exciting new alternative to total hip replacement is
now available in the United States. Used successfully for
years around the globe, the BIRMINGHAM HIP Resurfacing
System has recently been approved by the Food and Drug
Administration for use in the United States. Now, patients
suffering from hip pain due to arthritis, dysplasia or
avascular necrosis can benefit from its conservative
approach to treatment.
Because this technologically advanced surgical procedure
resurfaces rather than replaces the end of your femur
(thighbone), you may participate in more strenuous
physical activity with an implant that is potentially more
stable and longer-lasting than traditional total hip
replacements. And if future revision surgery is required,
it may be a less complex and less traumatic procedure.
In fact, a 1,626-hip study of the effectiveness of the
technique found that 99.5-percent of patients responded
they were “Pleased” or “Extremely pleased” with the
results of their BIRMINGHAM HIP Resurfacing surgery.