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Hip resurfacing: a technology reborn
  1. Steven Cutts1,
  2. Paul B Carter2
  1. 1Coventry and Warwick Hospital, Coventry, UK
  2. 2University Hospital, Aintree, Liverpool, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Mr Steven Cutts
 3 Watchets Green, Worcester WR4 0RT, UK; stevenfrcs{at}


In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in the concept of hip resurfacing. Much of this interest has stemmed from the work of McMinn in the West Midlands. Hip resurfacing is now emerging as a viable alternative to conventional hip replacement. In this article, we discuss the conceptual advantages offered by hip resurfacing and review the early clinical results and the ongoing clinical concerns regarding this technology.

  • AVN, avascular necrosis
  • BHR, Birmingham Hip Resurfacing

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  • Competing interests: None.

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