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Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System


Updated February 04, 2008

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Part 1 of 3 - What is the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System?
Birmingham hip resurfacing system

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The Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System is the first FDA-approved hip resurfacing system available for use in the United States. Hip resurfacing is an alternative to traditional total hip replacement for some arthritis patients.

First introduced in 1997 in the United Kingdom, the Birmingham Hip has been used in 26 other countries and has been implanted in 60,000 patients. Smith & Nephew's Orthopaedic Reconstruction Divison expects the first U.S. surgical implantation of the Birmingham Hip to take place in the summer of 2006.

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