Andy Murray's pioneering hip surgery was first developed in Birmingham.
The Birmingham Hip Resurfacing technique has enabled thousands of patients, including many high profile athletes, to reduce pain and increase mobility.
It was created by two surgeons Mr Derek McMinn and Mr Ronan Treacy at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham
What is Birmingham Hip Resurfacing?
Birmingham Hip Resurfacing restores the natural shape of the joint which means patients are more stable and more active.
Hip resurfacing differs to total hip replacement because is conserves more of the bone.
Just a few millimetres of bone is removed from the two moving surfaces of the hip.
The Birmingham Hip Resurfacing is manufactured from Cobalt Chrome, which has a proven clinical history of over 40 years.
The BHR is also the world’s most successful metal on metal hip resurfacing system with over 140,000 implantations globally.
It is likely that Andrew Murray has been advised to choose the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing procedure because it provides him with the best chance at retaining as much movement and stability as possible.