Smith & Nephew BHR & R3 Lawsuit Update. I am providing this timely update regarding the ongoing problems with the Smith & Nephew Birmingham hip replacement (BHR) and R3 metal on metal hip implants. This article is a continuation of a series of articles on the general and specific problems with the Metal on Metal (MoM) line of hip implants, addressing individual hip manufacturers. First I’ll address the reasons for a hip implant in the first place.
Reasons for a Hip Replacement