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Birmingham (medical term)

Birmingham (pronunciation: /ˈbɜːrmɪŋəm/) is a term used in the medical field, particularly in relation to the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) technique. The term originates from the city of Birmingham, United Kingdom, where the technique was first developed.


The term 'Birmingham' in this context is derived from the city of the same name in the United Kingdom. The city is known for its significant contributions to the field of Orthopedics, including the development of the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing technique.

Related Terms

  • Birmingham Hip Resurfacing: A type of hip arthroplasty that involves the placement of a metal cap on the femoral head and a metal cup in the acetabulum. This technique is often used as an alternative to total hip replacement in younger, more active patients.
  • Birmingham Mid Head Resection (BMHR): A bone-conserving alternative to total hip replacement, designed for patients with hip dysplasia or avascular necrosis.
  • Birmingham Knee Replacement: A type of knee replacement surgery that uses a mobile-bearing system designed to provide patients with increased mobility and reduced wear.
  • Birmingham Screw: A type of orthopedic screw used in various surgical procedures, named after the city where it was first developed.

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