Derek McMinn Adresses Negative Comments on Metal-on-Metal Hips
In May 2010 Mr McMinn was interviewed by Vicky Marlow, Patient Advocate for the Surface Hippy Website. In these interviews Mr McMinn addresses concerns about Metal-on-Metal Hip Resurfacing.
Interview: Vicky Marlow Producer/Director of Photography: Jared Manders Edit/Music: Paul Hamilton
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In Part 1, Mr. McMinn discusses the history of the BHR device and talks about the reasons for the majority of the negative outcomes. Pseudo tumors, Device designs, surgeon skill, importance of component positioning are discussed.
In Part 2, Mr. McMinn discusses the design behind the BHR device, ideal patient selection and outcomes for Hip Resurfacing. Avascular Necrosis (AVN), Dysplasia, Age and Gender are discussed as well as Pseudo Tumors and the importance of surgical accuracy. Surprisingly unlike what we have read, Mr. McMinn discusses his outcomes and the fact that he actually has had better results in OLDER age groups. In men OVER the age of 60, at 12 1/2 years a 99% success rate, and men under the age of 60, have had a 98% success rate. Also women over the age of 60 have had better results at 97% implant survival at 12 1/2 years than younger women at a lower percent survival. Mr McMinn explains what he has discovered as the reasons why and talks about what activities some of his patients have returned to.
In Part 3 Mr. McMinn discusses Hip Resurfacing and heavy impact sports as well as longevity of Metal Metal hip devices.