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Outcomes of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing: a systematic review.


Hip pathology is a common diagnosis that can cause pain and limit activity. In a younger population hip pain commonly occurs from pathology to the labrum[1]. Progressive degeneration in these patients may eventually lead to osteoarthritis (OA)[2,3]. It is estimated that 0.4% to 27% of adults have some form of hip osteoarthritis [4]. The traditional surgical treatment for those with OA who have failed conservative treatment is total hip arthroplasty (THA). However, THA has been reported to fail in younger patients with more active lifestyles [5-7]. Recently, hip resurfacing (HR) has emerged as a relatively new surgery that has potential advantage to eliminate these failure issues encountered with THA in select individuals. There are a variety of devices that are options for HR and they include; Durom Hybrid System by Zimmer, Conserve Plus by Wright, Cormet MoM by Corin, and the Birmingham HR (BHR, Smith & Nephew Inc., Memphis, TN, USA) system by Smith and Nephew.

Specifically, Birmingham Hip Resurfacing is said to "allow you to return to most activities, including impact activities," according to the Smith and Nephew website. This direct to patient advertising has had an effect on patient education. In a study considering a group of patients presenting to one clinic for consultation for hip pain, 41% were aware of HR . Of these patients 46% learned of the procedure from the internet, 42% through family or friends, and only 19% from an orthopedic surgeon. A majority of these patients preferred to have HR and 82% felt that it was safer than THA.

Despite its technical challenge BHR has grown in popularity around the world [9]. This new procedure was approved by the FDA in 2006, and is now in use in the United States [10]. The primary aim of BHR may not be return to a higher level of function; it simply may be to decrease pain from hip osteoarthritis for a period of time before a revision is needed. BHR may decrease this pain to the equivalent level of a THA, while still preserving the femur. However, more active patients considering this surgical option will need to be educated on its long-term outcomes and their potential to return to sporting activities. The purpose of this paper is to provide a systematic review of the current literature available for the functional outcomes of BHR.


We performed a computerized search of publications listed in the electronic data bases CINAHL Plus with Full Text, Medline (Ovid), and SPORT Discuss up to February 2011. The following text and key words were searched: "Birmingham hip", "Birmingham hip resurfacing" and "Hip resurfacing". Each of these key words was again searched with "outcomes" following them. We also searched the bibliographies of the retrieved articles and our own files to identify specifically relevant articles.

Study Selection:

Studies were included for review if: 1) patients received Birmingham Hip resurfacing, 2) an outcome measure of any type was completed and 3) a portion of the group whose outcome was assessed had received Birmingham Hip resurfacing.

Data Extraction and quality assessment:

The investigator independently extracted data using a standardized form. Data were extracted for study design, patient inclusion, patient exclusion, outcomes assessed, duration of follow up and results. Not every study had all of this data. No attempt was made to ascertain quality of the research since the intent of the paper was to report on specific outcomes of a specific surgery. The brevity of the literature required us to consider most of the research we identified.

Study Identification and selection:

Using the predefined search strategy, 315 titles were returned. Many of these titles were repeated in each search. Of these, 18 titles were identified as eligible for the review.

Study characteristics:

Detailed characteristics of the author and year of publication, Sackett level of evidence [11], and quality score based on AACPDM (, study design, patient inclusion, patient exclusion, intervention, outcomes assessed, and duration of follow up and results are available in Table 1.

Three prospective studies were identified. Two had outcomes pre and post-operatively and one issued a post-operative employment survey. Fifteen retrospective studies were identified. Six with post operative outcomes, three with post operative surveys, five with pre and post-op outcomes, and one with a pre and post-op questionnaire. No randomized control trials were identified. No studies with control groups were identified. The maximum follow up for any research was 10 years using a survey or outcome tools.

Operative method:

Eleven of the papers identified did not provide descriptions of the operative method, other than to identify it as a BHR. Four identified the BHR approach as posterior [12-16] one as extended posterior [17] and one as modified extended posterior [18]. No research was identified that examined a specific operative method of BHR and its effects on postoperative outcomes.


Four of the articles discussed post-operative rehabilitation. One study stated that the post-operative protocols varied [12]. Another study stated that the early rehabilitation was "slow", but eventually was "normal" [15]. Two studies included specific post-operative criteria. One encouraged immediate full weight bearing, but allowed the use of one or two canes.[13] Another implemented traditional THA precautions for six weeks, dictated partial weight bearing for the first week, followed by the use of a cane(s) for one to two weeks as needed [19]. No research was identified that evaluated a specific postoperative rehabilitative course.

Duration of follow-up:

The duration of follow-up varied significantly among the research from six months to ten years. Seven studies had group results for less than five years [12,15,17,19-22, two for exactly five years [13,23] and eight for longer than five years [14,16,17,24-28].


Of the seven studies that included pre and postoperative outcomes three documented increases in hip flexion active range of motion (AROM), one by a mean of 18.9 degrees, one noted a significant improvement, and another showed a mean hip flexion of 120.36 degrees [12,29,15]. Six assessed the Harris Hip Score (HHS) and noted the following: an increase of 56, means of 96.4 and 84.8, poorer outcomes with lesser Charnley grades, one simply noted improvement, and two noted significant improvement [12,21,23-25,28,29]. The four studies which noted the Oxford Hip Score (OHS) found means of 16.1 and 16.4, a mean 26.3 improvement, a mean of 21.4, and poorer outcomes with lower Charnley grades [12,24,25]. One study reported the median modified OHS as 4.2% using the Pynsent method [16]. The five that documented the University of California Los Angeles Activity Score (UCLA AS) noted means of 6.6 and 6.7, a 3.61 improvement, a mean of 8.4, statistical improvement, and a median of 7.0 [14,16-18,24].

One study included a pre and post-operative questionnaire and had participants' complete information on sports participation before and after BHR. 65% were active in sports preoperatively, and this increased to 92% postoperatively. 92% reported that their sporting function had improved. There was a significant difference in the intensity and frequency of sports participation [21].

Of the six studies which detailed only post-operative outcomes, those that used the HHS reported means of 95.3, 97.24 and 84.8 [15,25,26]. One author reported that the HHS had him conclude that BHR was effective for a younger, active population. The scores were not reported [13]. On those that used the UCLA AS provided means of 8.4 [14] and 6.7 [17] Studies reporting the OHS listed means of 15.9 [14] and 16.4 [17] One study reported satisfaction means of 2.53 out of a 0 (poor) to 3 (excellent) scale [26]. Finally, where AROM hip flexion was considered, the mean was 100 degrees [24].

The three studies which contained only post operative questionnaires included reports of adverse events, sports participation, and employment status [19,20,27]. Adverse events were less than one percent. Sports participation was reported to have declined in high and intermediate impact activities and increased in low impact activities. One third of the subjects reported they had to give up sports that they intended on continuing. Employment surveys showed 90% of patients' employment was not affected.


The research identified using outcomes to report on BHR falls into the Level of Evidence: 4 of the Sackett scale. Level 4 is defined as a "Case series and poor quality cohort and case-control studies" [11]. This limitation in research design does not allow for a complete appreciation of the outcomes of BHR, either on its own or in comparison with THA, arthroscopic procedures, other hip resurfacing systems, or absence of surgical intervention.

The quality assessment scale as defined by AACPDM in the included research had a mean of 3.25 on the 7 point scale. Only three of the studies presented clear inclusion and exclusion criteria. Six of the studies clearly noted the surgical approach utilized, while four contained comments concerning the post-operative care and/or rehabilitation. While some of the outcome tools used, such as the HHS, OHS, and UCLA AS have been shown to be valid, their reliability when applied to BHR has not yet been established. None of the studies utilized any type of blinding when assessing the patients. Use of statistical evaluation and power analysis varied in the research. Finally, the dropout/loss rate was typically below the established 20% and reported failure rates were acceptable.


BHR is currently being used worldwide as a means to delay THA in the younger patient with OA of the hip or as an option for the more active individual. BHR is chosen in active individuals because a higher level of activity post THA is typically not advised and can be damaging to the implant. In addition, the patient's own femur is spared due to the surgical method.

While the sparing of the femur does occur, whether a patient can maintain a high level of function post BHR is not known. The current literature on BHR, a specific type of hip resurfacing, is lacking and has not shown the results that the theoretical concepts suggest or the manufacturer of the device has advocated. Our review of the literature suggests that more complete research is needed. We would suggest utilization of outcome tools such as the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities' Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) and the HHS. These outcome tools have been validated [30]. These measures should be assessed pre-operatively and post-operatively as part of the evaluation and follow up process. In addition they could be used for comparisons of various surgical approaches and post-operative rehabilitation protocols. Clearer inclusion and exclusion criteria as well as longer follow-up would also add to the body of research. Once these questions have been addressed, we may better educate our patients who are considering this relatively new procedure.


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Steve Karas, DSc, PT, CMPT, OCS

Author's Affiliation:

Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

* Corresponding Author;

Address: Physical Therapy Department, Chatham University, USA


Received: Aug 01, 2011

Accepted: Oct 03, 2011
Author, year      Study Design               Patient Inclusion
Sackett Level,
Quality score

Back, 2005        Prospective, n=230,        BHR patients in one
4                 mean age=52.1              center operated on by
4/7                                          three surgeons.

                                             Pain, limp, limitation
                                             of ADL's. males < 75
                                             yo, females < 60yo

Kim, 2007         Retrospective, n=20,       BHR patients in one
4                 mean age=35.9 (22-65)      center

Valle, 2009.      Retrospective, n=537,      BHR patents of 89
4                 mean age=52 (16-E2)        surgeons in the US with
2/7                                          varying experience

Steffen, 2007     Retrospective,             BHR patients at one
4                 independent series.        center.
3/7               n=610 mean age=51.8 in
                  entire group.

                  n=110, mean age=50.5 in
                  5 year follow up group.

Treacy, 2005      Retrospective,             Patients with BHR
4                 n=130, mean age=52.1       performed by single
3/7                                          surgeon bused on age,
                                             subjective quality of
                                             and patient's
                                             expectations of
                                             postoperative activity

Heilpern,         Retrospective.             BHR performed by a
2008.             n=117, mean age=54.5       single surgeon.

Madhu, 2009.      Retrospective Cohort,      BHR performed by a

4                 n=117, mean age=54 (0-     single surgeon.
4/7               74)

Reito, 2010.      Retrospective cohort,      BHR performed at a
4                 n=144                      single center.

Narvani, 2006.    Retrospective Cohort,      BHR patients.
4                 N=51

Pollard, 2006.    Retrospective,             BHR performed by a
4                 n=63 for BHR,              single surgeon.

Banerjee,         Retrospective case         BHR performed at a
2010              series. n=159, Mean        single center. Men > 60
4/7               ages: <55:n=88.>55:        yo, women > 55 yo, a
                  n=64                       preoperative high
                                             activity level via
                                             subjective report.

Malek, 2010       n=100, prospective         BHR performed by a
4                 cohort, mean age=51        single surgeon.

Rose, 2010        N=96, retrospective        BHR performed in a
4                 cohort                     single center on
5/7                                          patients with a
                                             diagnosis of femoral
                                             head avascular necrosis.

Smet, 2002        n=200, retrospective.      BHR performed in
4                 mean age=49.5 (16-75)      single center

Khan, 2009        n=652, prospective         BHR mulicenter study
4                 multicenter study,         performed by 58
3/7               median age=51              surgeons in 8 countries.

Larbpaiboon-      n=40, restrospective       BHR of single surgeon.
pong, 2009                                   single center

Treacy, 2011      N=144                      BHR of a single
4                                            surgeon that were
4/7                                          included in same
                                             surgeon's live year
                                             follow up

Hing, 2007        N=230, retrospective       BHR

Authur, year      Patient Inclusion          Intervention
Sackett Level,
Quality score

Back, 2005        Osteopenia or              BHR posterior
4                 osteoporosis, renal        approach.
4/7               impairment, metal
                  sensitivity, long term     Post operative
                  steroid use, previous      rehabilitation varied
                  pelvie and femoral         between surgeons
                  surgery, poor bone
                  stock. Leg length
                  discrepancy >3cm

Kim,2007          NA                         BHR

Valle, 2009.      NA                         BHR

Steffen, 2007     NA                         BHR extended
4                                            posterior approach

Treacy, 2005      NA                         BHR posterior
4                                            approach.
                                             Initially full weight
                                             bearing, but encouraged
                                             to use two, then
                                             one cane.

Heilpern,         NA                         BHR

Madhu, 2009.      NA                         BHR

Reito, 2010.      NA                         BHR

Narvani, 2006.    NA                         BHR

Pollard, 2006.    Operative decision to      BHR posterior
4                 exclude.                   approach.

Banerjee,         Known osteoporosis.        BHR.
2010              femoral head cyst          PWB for one week.
4/7               >1cm, varus deformity      Cane(s) far two weeks.
                  at the femoral head        Initial 6 weeks post op:
                                             no flexion >90, no
                                             internal rotation.
                                             adduction or active
                                             external rotation

Malek, 2010       NA                         BHR

Rose, 2010        Patients with bilateral    BHR: modification of
4                 AVN prior to 4 year        the extended posterior
5/7               follow up                  approach

Smet, 2002        NA                         BHR posterior
4                                            approach.
5/7                                          "...the early post
                                             operative rehabilitation
                                             sometimes progresses
                                             only slowly, but with
                                             time it becomes almost

Khan, 2009        NA                         BHR

Larbpaiboon-      Patient with secondary     BHR
pong, 2009        osteonecrosis

Treacy, 2011      NA                         BHR posterior
4                                            approach.
4/7                                          Initially full weight
                                             bearing, but encouraged
                                             to use two, then one

Hing, 2007        NA                         BHR

Authur, year      Outcomes assessed          Duration of follow-up
Sackett Level,
Quality score

Back, 2005        Pre-op: HHS, short         Mean follow- up=3
4                 form-12, Charnley          years (2,0-4.4)
4/7               grades

                  Post-op: HHS, short
                  form-12, Charnley
                  grades, OHS, flexion

Kim,2007          Pre-op: HHS                Mean follow-up=5
4                                            years
NA                Post-op: HHS

Valle, 2009.      Pre-op: none               Mean follow-
4                                            up=10.4 months
2/7               Post-op: Physician
                  completed "Adverse
                  Even! Report"

Steffen, 2007     Pre-op: none               Entire group: mean
4                                            follow- up=4,2
3/7               Post-op:                   years.
                  OHS and UCLA AS            Five year group mean
                                             follow-up: 5,3 years.

Treacy, 2005      Pre-op: none               5 year
3/7               Post-op: HHS

Heilpern,         Pre-op: HHS, OHS,          Mean follow-up- 6
2008.             UCLA AS                    years, Minimum
4                 Post-op:HHS, OHS,          follow-up of 5 years
3/7               UCLA AS

Madhu, 2009.      Pie-op: none               Mean follow up 7
4                                            years, minimum of 5
4/7               Post-op:OHS, HHS,          years
                  flexion ROM

Reito, 2010.      Pre-op: none               Follow-up=5 to 8
4                 Post-op: HHS, patient      years
3/7               satisfaction (0-1 scale
                  where 0=poor,

Narvani, 2006.    Pre-op: Sports Activity    Minimum of 6
4                 Questionnaire              months
                  Post-op: Sports Activity

Pollard, 2006.    Pre-op: none               Mean follow up 61
4                                            months (52-71)
5/7               Post-op: OHS, UCLA

Banerjee,         Post-op: Questionnaire     Mean follow-up of 2
2010              regarding their activity   years post op
4/7               level before and after
                  surgery. Sports were
                  assigned ranks of 1 for
                  low impact, 2 for
                  intermediate impact, and
                  3 for high impact

Malek, 2010       Employment surveys         10 year follow up

Rose, 2010        Pre-op: UCLA AS            Mean follow up=5.4
4                                            years (4-8.1)
5/7               Post-op: UCLA AS

Smet, 2002        Pre-op: none               Follow-up range: 6
4                                            months to 3,5 years
5/7               Post-op:
                  HHS, Hip flexion ROM,

Khan, 2009        Pre-op: HHS, score         Follow-up:
4                 Post-op: HHS,              median=6 years (5-8
3/7               general satisfaction       years)
                  D'Aubigne score

Larbpaiboon-      Pre-op: HHS, OHS.          Follow-up
pong, 2009        UCLA AS, Short form        mean=16,2
4                 12 score                   months(3-33)
3/7               Post-op: HHS, OHS,
                  UCLA AS, Short form
                  12 score

Treacy, 2011      Pre-op: none               Follow up mean=
4                                            10.9 years
4/7               Post-op: Modified OHS,
                  UCLA AS

Hing, 2007        Pre-op: HHS, Flexion       Follow-up means: 3
4                 ROM                        years (2.1-43) and 5
3/7                                          years.
                  Post-op: HHS, Flexion

Authur, year      Results                    Comments
Sackett Level,
Quality score

Back, 2005        Poorer outcomes of OHS,    .86% failure rate.
4                 HHS with lesser Charnley   No radiographic
4/7               grade.                     component loosening.
                  Mean flexion increased
                  by 18.9 degrees.

Kim,2007          Mean HHS IS improved 56    Lack of English
4                 points.                    translation limited
NA                                           review.

Valle, 2009.      32 major adverse events    No outcomes
4                 reported (10 femoral       assessed. Study was
2/7               neck fractures, 8          designed to focus on
                  dislocations, 9 nerve      early post operative
                  injuries, 5 other)         risk.

Steffen, 2007     Entire Croup: mean         20 revisions.
4                 OHS=16.1, mean UCLA        92% of patients had a
3/7               AS=6.6                     primary diagnosis of OA,
                  5 year follow-up group:
                  mean OHS: 16.4, mean
                  UCLA AS: 6.7. mean HHS
                  93,1, mean hip
                  flexional = 105 degrees

Treacy, 2005      HHS not clearly            6 revisions.
4                 reported, but              87% had a
3/7               conclusions advocate       preoperative diagnosis
                  consideration of BHR for   of hip OA.
                  young, active patients.

Heilpern,         Mean HHS=96.4, Mean OHS    3.7% failure rate.
2008.             improved 26.3 points.
4                 UCLA AS improved 3.61
3/7               points.

Madhu, 2009.      mean OHS= 21.4 112-52),    6.8% failure rate.
4                 Mean Harris Hip            63% had OA as
4/7               Score=84.8 (25-100),       primary diagnosis.
                  mean flexion
                  AROM-100 degrees

Reito, 2010.      Mean HHS-95,3              3,3% failure rate.
3/7               Mean satisfaction-2,53

Narvani, 2006.    Pre-op 65% were active     Questionnaire not
4                 in sports, post-up 92%.    published.
3/7               Of those active in
                  sports 92% felt their
                  sporting function
                  improved post op.
                  Overall there was a
                  significant difference
                  in reported intensity
                  and frequency of sports

Pollard, 2006.    Post-op OHS mean=15.9      7H% of preoperative
4                 (12-42), Post-op UCLA      diagnosis was OA,
5/7               activity level was
                  higher than THA group,
                  mean=8,4 (4-10).

Banerjee,         Number of sports           3 revisions.
2010              patients participated      86% of the hip
4/7               in declined post op.       resurfacings were
                  Intermediate and high      BHR, 91% had a
                  impact sports decreased    preoperative
                  post op. Low impact        diagnosis of OA.
                  sports increased. One
                  third of patients gave
                  up sports they wanted
                  to participate in.

Malek, 2010       90% had the same
4                 employment.

Rose, 2010        UCLA scores improvement    4,6% failure
4                 were statistically
5/7               significant

Smet, 2002        HHS mean=97.24, hip        80% had a diagnosis
4                 flexion mean=120.36        of OA
5/7               (90-240), 97,5%
                  reported no pain

Khan, 2009        HHS improved               2% failure rate, half
4                 significantly              occurring in first year
3/7               postoperatively, 95%
                  extremely pleased
                  or pleased

Larbpaiboon-      All measures improved      2.5% failure rate.
pong, 2009        postoperatively

Treacy, 2011      Modified 0HS median=       6.5% revision rate.
4                 4.2%. Median UCLA AS=7.0   patient selection
4/7                                          noted as "crucial" to

Hing, 2007        3 years: HHS improved      2,2% failure
4                 significantly, mean
3/7               flexion improved
                  significantly. 5 years:
                  HHS deteriorated
                  slightly, mean flexion
                  remained same as 3 years

N = number of hips, HHS=Harris Hip Score, OHS=Oxford Hip Score,
UCLA AS: University of California Los Angeles Activity Score,
ROM-range of motion, NA=not assessed

(1) A  = Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) /
1B = RCTs with Narrow Confidence Interval / 1C = All or None Case
Series / 2A = Systematic Review Cohort Studies / 2B = Cohort
Study/Low Quality RCT/

(2) C = Outcomes Research / 3A = Systematic Review of Case-Controlled
Studies / 3B = Case-controlled Study / 4 = Case Series, Poor
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