London Implant Retrieval Centre (LIRC) annual report now available
The LIRC annual report is now available to download or read. The report includes updates on the modular neck hip global program, insights into ongoing major projects such as corrosion of implants and news on collaboration networks within the UK and overseas, as well as references to published papers and patient/public engagement activites. The LIRC is leading the way in understanding how best to improve the performance of hip replacements and is funded by the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) and through an industry consortium of nine manufacturers: Depuy, Zimmer, Smith & Nephew, Biomet, JRI, Finsbury, Corin, Mathys and Stryker.
The centre was set up in 2008 by two consultant orthopaedic surgeons, Alister Hart and John Skinner, working at UCL and the RNOH. One hundred and fifty two orthopaedic surgeons have contributed more than 2000 failed metal-on-metal (MOM) hip components from 60 hospitals and 16 countries.