Birmingham Mid Head Resection (BMHR) Surgery Options
Birmingham Mid Head Resection may be an alternative for people who do not qualify for Hip Resurfacing, for instance patients with serious femoral head deformity or inadequate bone quality are usually unsuitable for a BHR. Rather than defaulting to a Total Hip Replacements, patients in this situation have another bone conserving alternative: the Birmingham Mid Head Resection. In addition to conserving a patient’s bone, a patients who successfully underwent the BMHR surgery can expect to return to an active lifestyle. The BMHR was invented by Dr. Derek McMinn.
During the BMHR operation, the upper portion of the femoral head is resected, removing any region of diseased or necrotic bone. A conical cavity is cut and the stem is tapped into place. The stem is fitted with a large diameter modular head, closely matching the patients’ own anatomy. The femoral head component fits into the same acetabular cup as used for a BHR.
The BMHR is built on the clinical success of the BHR, offering the same advantages as a Hip Resurfacing – a natural range of movement without the risk of dislocation and the ability to return to an active lifestyle.
How It Works
No COST Consultations
Overview video of the McMinn Centre