femoral head prosthesis
Smith & Nephew
The BIRMINGHAM HIP◊ Resurfacing (BHR◊) System is a conservative approach to hip arthroplasty in which an all-metal bearing couple is used to preserve, rather than replace, a patient’s femoral head and neck. It was first implanted in July 1997, and was approved for use in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration in 2006. Since its introduction, there have been over 175,000 BHR implantations worldwide.