Last updated on January 2006

Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) Study: Implantation of a Hip Resurfacing Endoprosthesis


Brief description of study

The purpose of this study is the investigation of the functional and radiological results and subjective patient outcome after the implantation of a hip resurfacing endoprosthesis (Birmingham hip resurfacing).

Detailed Study Description

High volumetric wear of polyethylene was the main factor in periprosthetic bone resorption and failure of historic hip resurfacing prosthesis. Metal-on-metal devices reduce the wear substantially and may solve this problem. The purpose of this study is the investigation of the functional and radiological result and subjective patient outcome after implantation of a hip resurfacing endoprosthesis (Birmingham Hip Resurfacing) during the first two years after surgery.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT00180206

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