Bristol Hip Arthroplasty Course

2-3 November 2017 • Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre

Jointmedica are pleased to have supported the recent Bristol Hip Arthroplasty Course 2-3 November 2017 at the Bristol Marriott Hotel, City Centre.

The Patient, The Prosthesis, The Surgeon

Evert Smith along with, Anthony Ward, Richie Gill, Richard Baker and Mehool Acharya, created an outstanding scienific program, including expert presentations from a number of well respected surgeons from the UK and across Europe.

Day one provided Mr Derek McMinn with the opportunity to deliver a lecture relating to his vast experience with Hip Resurfacing - His results up to 20 years with the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing® (Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics Ltd), a device he designed along with Mr Ronan Treacy back in 1997 which this year celebrates its 20th Anniversary. Along with his newest design, in the form of the Polymotion™ Hip Resurfacing concept.

During the second day, Mr Ronan Treacy delighted the audience with his presentation titled ‘Where are we now in THA post MHRA alerts? My experience with a tissue sparing approach’.


Mr Treacy took the opportunity to remind the audience of the success of the Hip resurfacing procedure with well-designed Metal on Metal devices, along with his own early experience with the Polymotion™ Hip Resurfacing.

The Polymotion™ Hip resurfacing concept

Advances in Polyethylene technology coupled with encouraging mid-term clinical results offer Jointmedica a natural low risk alternative to Metal on Metal Hip Resurfacing.

Mr McMinn has worked tirelessly with Jointmedica over the past 6 years in the attempt to provide a viable resurfacing solution. This has resulted in the Polymotion™ Hip Resurfacing.

The device concept is now fixed, and has been employed in a number of specific custom cases. Jointmedica are now working closely with its notified body, the National Joint Registry as well as the Beyond Compliance Group, to insure a successful and controlled introduction of this product to the broader market. 

The Bristol Hip Course provided Jointmedica with an ideal opportunity to showcase the companies renewed branding and product focus.


Both Nina Bennion and Dee Foster enjoyed interacting with a constant stream of interested surgeons and healthcare professionals, they were able to secure a number of targeted Hip and Knee arthroplasty related leads, as well as interact with representatives from other orthopaedic companies and service suppliers.