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Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System, Another Option To Hip Replacement Surgery

ing procedure. ‘We’re seeing patients in their 40s and 50s who are already experiencing severe osteoarthritis that limits their daily activities.’

Drs. Rathjen and Schubert say that after undergoing hip resurfacing most patients should be able to return to their normal physical activities after the first year.

‘Hip resurfacing allows the patient to return to a higher level of activity than with traditional total hip replacements,’ adds Dr. Schubert.

The Birmingham Hip? Resurfacing System is new to the United States, but has been in use worldwide since 1997. The Birmingham Hip has been implanted in more than 60,000 patients in 27 countries and has the longest clinical history of any current-generation resurfacing device. The Birmingham Hip ? Resurfacing System was developed in England and is manufactured by Smith & Nephew, Inc.

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