|Posted by Mark Bloomfield on hipsrus Message board on April 20, 2009
Have not been here for a while, but thought it time to post something, especially after attending the recent British Hip Society meeting in Manchester.
Which, by the way, was poorly attended by what would be regarded as the doyens of UK hip surgery. Mostly new consultants, registrars or other ‘training’ grades. Not sure why. Maybe everyone is feeling fatigued by the credit crunch, the declining state of the NHS etc.
I have now done over 1000 hip resurfacings. Practically all the Birmingham device marketed by Smith & Nephew. So I thought I would share what I think about the technique right now. This is not a scientific paper and the views expressed are my own. I suppose I could ‘prove’ most of what is written below by suitable references in the literature, but some is instinct or gut feel. So it could be wrong, but chances are high the views expressed are accurate!