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Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

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Updated February 04, 2008

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Part 3 of 3 - Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System - Metal-on-Metal/Full Implant
Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Fully implanted Birmingham Hip

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A metal-on metal joint, such as the Birmingham Hip, eliminates problems caused by polyethylene wear in traditonal hip replacements which have a plastic liner in the acetabular component. Polyethylene wear is recognized as a cause of loosening of hip prostheses.

The Birmingham Hip is designed for young, active patients. It is not recommended for the elderly or inactive patients.

More Information About the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

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  • Sources: Smith & Nephew Receives FDA Approval For Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System, May 10, 2006; Artificial Hip Alternative Approved By FDA, MSNBC, May 10, 2006; New Device Approval, Birmingham Hip, FDA

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