A type of hip arthroplasty in which the femoral head is shaped to receive a metal cap or resurfacing, which contrasts to a “total hip” in which the femoral head is excised and a mechanical prosthesis is put in its place.
Some of those include Francis Allen, who pushed the boundaries of spinal deformity surgery; Rodney Sneath, a leader in the field of bone tumour surgery; and Derek McMinn, who pioneered metal on metal hip resurfacing.
Arnot applied his journalistic skills and met with leaders in the field, from the inventors of the Birmingham hip resurfacing operation in England to top orthopedic experts in New York, Boston, and Los Angeles.
The robotic navigation equipment, called the Wayfinder, is used in hip resurfacing procedures - a method for correcting painful hip bone deformities by coating the femoral head with a cast of chrome alloy.
The data on the Birmingham hip resurfacing implant "provides a reasonable assurance of the effectiveness of this device, and it's similar to other devices that have been used widely throughout the rest of the world," Jay Mabrey, M.