The hip joint has a wide range of movement and is subject to a range of disorders. Conditions that commonly lead to a hip joint replacement are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fracture of the neck of the femur (thigh bone), and damage resulting in loss of blood supply to the head of the femur (avascular necrosis).
The BIRMINGHAM HIP Resurfacing System is the global market-leading hip resurfacing system with over 125,000 implantations worldwide.
Introduced in 1997, the BIRMINGHAM HIP Resurfacing System was designed using knowledge gained from first generation metal-on-metal total hips and a thorough understanding of hip resurfacing principles. This successful, bone conserving total hip system is well documented through independent clinical and laboratory studies. Additional clinical evidence supporting the BIRMINGHAM HIP Resurfacing System is published in multiple registries. This bone conserving procedure, combined with the virtual elimination of dislocation and excellent survivorship make the BIRMINGHAM HIP Resurfacing ideal for the active informed patient.