In May 2010 Professor Derek McMinn was interviewed by Vicky Marlow, Patient Advocate for the Surface Hippy Website. In these interviews Mr McMinn discusses a range of issues including the history of Hip Resurfacing, surgical technique and post operative recovery.
The interview is available in three parts.
Derek McMinn discusses the history of Metal-on-Metal modern Hip Resurfacing. When the first Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) was implanted, different approaches used, anterior, posterior, ideal approach, incision sizes from 7 1/2 cm or 3 inches to 15 1/2 cm or 6 inches, average incision length is 11 1/2 cm or 4 1/2 inches, length of hospital stay, immediate post op protocols, restriction or lack of for resurfacing, ROM or range of motion, swimming.
Derek McMinn discusses Pool use following surgery, return to work and driving post op, bone ingrowth, returning to activities and heavy impact., Physical Therapy following surgery. He also talks about cementless devices in resurfacing, selection of patients, the oldest patient done.
Derek McMinn discusses Anesthesia, bilateral surgery, Birmingham Mid Head Resction (BMHR), how many surgeries it takes for a surgeon to be proficient and discusses metal sensitivity testing.
Videos courtesy of Surface Hippy, website: www.hipresurfacingsite.com