Hip Resurfacing gathering interest at major orthopaedic meetings

Following a period of significant decline, the Hip Resurfacing procedure is once again making an appearance at major orthopaedic conferences around the world. Most recently, leading Hip Resurfacing surgeons joined together in sharing their experiences and clinical results of this enabling procedure at The European Hip Society, Hague, Netherlands on the 20 – 22 September 2018. A link to the final program can be found here:



The European Hip Society provided a platform for dedicated Hip surgeons to review the outcomes of successful Hip Resurfacings, as well as to recognise the main contributing factors to failed designs, and collectively explore the future of this exceptional procedure.

Hip resurfacing presentations of note:

Thursday, 20 Sep 2018

13:30–14:30 Resurfacing surgery revisited, is there any reason?

Chair: Julien Girard, Evert Smith

  • Data analysis of 11,386 resurfacing arthroplasties in patients under 50 years - Catherine van der Straeten

  • Advantages and disadvantages of RA - Julien Girard

  • Early development and results of RA - Evert Smith

  • RA versus alternative bearings in RA versus alternative bearings in the young patient - Ronan Treacy

16:00–17:00 O16 New technologies

Chair: Michael Nogler (Austria), Bogdan Deleanu (Romania)

  • An anatomic ceramic cementless hip resurfacing arthroplasty -  Justin Cobb (United Kingdom), S. Clarke, C. Halewood, R. Wozencroft, J. Jeffers, K. Logishetty, B. Keane, H. Johal


Jointmedica Ltd are proud to be associated with Mr Ronan Treacy and Mr Derek McMinn, who have chosen to continue their Hip Resurfacing developments with us. They bring with them close to three decades of experience in the Hip Resurfacing arena, and perhaps the largest personal Hip Resurfacing series in the world. Their previous design (The Birmingham Hip Resurfacing®) has gone on to be the global benchmark from which all Hip Resurfacings are measured. Our continued work in partnership with Derek and Ronan aims to capitalise on this vast experience, and in turn reduce the risks of introducing unknown variables into a device design.

We look forward to sharing this development with the broader orthopaedic community as the project gathers pace.

® Birmingham Hip Resurfacing is a registered Trademark of Smith & Nephew Ltd.