Hip Resurfacing - in Colorado (for Fort Collins Residents)
Hip resurfacing is intended for young, active adults who are under 60 years of age and in need of a hip replacement. Adults over 60 who are living non-sedentary lifestyles may also be considered for this procedure. However, this can only be further determined by a review of your bone quality.
Birmingham Hip Resurfacing preserves as much bone in the femoral head as possible, making it a more natural and anatomical replacement of the hip than conventional replacement.
Part of mainstream European orthopedics for a decade, hip resurfacing is now available right here in the Rocky Mountain West, making it unnecessary for patients to travel overseas for the procedure.
An orthopedic surgeon for over 25 years, Dr. James Rector has extensive experience in hip and knee replacement procedures. When Birmingham Hip Resurfacing became available in the United States in May 2006, Dr. Rector was excited to be the first Colorado surgeon to offer it.
He has performed more than 900 Birmingham Hip Resurfacing surgeries since June 2006. Birmingham Hip Resurfacing offers younger patients the possibility of returning to more active lifestyles. In Dr. Rector’s practice, early results have been as good or better than those for conventional total hip replacements.
If you’re interested in hip resurfacing, contact Dr. Rector at Boulder Orthopedics (not far from Fort Collins) today for more information and a consultation.
Now there's a way for the young and active to become pain free a little sooner, with a solution that can last for decades. It's called Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) - a revolutionary new alternative to total hip replacement now available from Dr. James Rector of Boulder, Colorado.
The Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry reports BHR as having the lowest revisions per 100 observed 'component' years when comparing all resurfacing implants used.
Other clinical studies have focused on predictive measurements to project long-term survivorship of the resurfaced femoral head. Researchers at the University of Oxford used roentgen stereophotogrammetric analysis (RSA) to measure the stability of the femoral head. At 24 months, the total three-dimensional migration of the head was not statistically significant at 0.2mm.
Previous studies have shown that implants that loosen quickly have rapid early migration. According to the authors, these results suggest the BHR femoral component is an inherently stable device predicting a good long-term performance.