August 15, 2013
With respect to metal ions etc, my father had two McKee – Farrar MoM THRs fitted when he was 56. These are the same metal as is used for the BHR (Birmingham Hip Resurfacing). He had them until he died 34 years later and never had any trouble with them. Nor any of the side effects people worry about from metal ions.
Obviously, anecdotes like this have no value as scientific evidence. However, it does show that problems will not necessarily arise.
Rt BHR 11/11/99
Lt BHR scheduled 8/10/13
Mr. D. McMinn