Dr. Derek McMinn, Birmingham Hip Resurfacing, Birmingham, UK
Dr. Derek McMinn MD FRCS, Birmingham, UK
Affectionately referred to as the ‘Father of Modern Hip Resurfacing’, Dr. McMinn is one of the globe’s leading hip experts and the inventor of the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) – the most successful hip resurfacing product in the world. Dr. McMinn has been implanting Metal-on-Metal hip resurfacing devices for over 20 years and is the most experienced surgeon in this field.
Gone are the days when young, active patients crippled from hip arthritis were told to shut up and put up with it. Thanks to the pioneering work of Dr. Derek McMinn, there is now an enduring solution to victims of this generation – the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing.
Dr. McMinn graduated from St Thomas’ Hospital in London, gaining the Cheselden Medal & 1st Prize in Surgery and moved to Birmingham and on to some of the top joint replacement centres around the world. He trained under renowned surgeons such as Bucholz, Engelbrecht, Insall, Wagner, Ranawat and Harris, learning the finer points of primary and revision surgery.
Working as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and as the Director of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham, he developed expertise in complex hip and knee reconstructions. And, often confronted by the poor results of conventional total hip replacement (THR) in young patients, he took up the challenge of developing an alternative treatment.
Alongside the development of the BHR, Dr. McMinn has perfected the surgical technique and instrumentation for its safe implantation. He has personally performed over 3500 hip resurfacings, restoring the quality of life in many young and active patients including several high profile athletes. Surgeons come from around the world to observe and learn Dr. McMinn’s operative technique in Birmingham.
There is constant demand for Dr. McMinn’s expertise at Orthopaedic Conferences around the world to address surgeons and to present his ongoing research work. He has addressed international conferences organized by the American, Canadian, British, European, Australian, Asia-Pacific and Japanese Orthopaedic Associations and several others as a distinguished guest lecturer. In addition to receiving honours of distinction from several quarters, the University of Birmingham has conferred on him the degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD) Honoris Causa in recognition of his sterling contributions in the medical profession.
Dr. McMinn’s passion for meticulous surgery and precise implantation are reflected in his unparalleled success rate. Visiting surgeons have expressed time and again that it is a treat to watch him operate.
Today there is study after scientific study proving the effectiveness of Dr. McMinn’s techniques… and story after individual success story coming from his patients.
Dr. McMinn operates at the BMI Edgbaston Hospital, Birmingham UK.
Why choose Mr McMinn for your hip operation?
Hip resurfacing is technically more difficult than a traditional total hip replacement. And, for long-term success, the ability to place the components in ideal alignment every single time is far more important in resurfacing than in traditional total hips. The higher failure rates with resurfacings reported from some centres are directly related to the surgeon’s failure to implant the components accurately. Dr. McMinn’s excellent results over the past twenty years reflect his surgical acumen and experience.
Dr. McMinn’s expertise attracts patients from all parts of the UK and from all corners of the world and we are extremely privileged to work together with this renowned surgeon.
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Informational video about Hip Resurfacing by Dr. McMinn