Hip replacement joint, United States, 1998

Made:
1998 in Texas
maker:
Sulzer Orthopedics Incorporated

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Natural Hip Porous Collared Stem, 1998. , front view object photographed at angle on a gray background
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Natural Hip Porous Collared Stem, 1998. Front view of whole object against grey background.
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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Natural Hip Porous Collared Stem, 1998. Front view of whole object against dark grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

'Natural Hip', stainless steel, femur replacement component, collared stem, porous coated, by Sulzer Orthopedics Incorporated, Texas, United States, 1998. Sample component, not for implant.

Made from titanium alloy, this prosthetic is used to replace worn out, damaged or diseased hip joints. Joint replacements and implants are made from materials such as titanium that are not recognised by the human body (so they will not be attacked by the immune system and rejected). With an ageing population, over 50,000 hip replacements are now carried out in the United Kingdom each year.

This example was made by Sulzer Orthopedics Inc, who also donated the hip replacement to the Science Museum’s collections. It is shown here with other replacement joints (1999-828, 1999-829, 1999-832).

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Details

Category:
Surgery
Object Number:
1999-831
type:
artificial hip joint
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • prosthesis
  • surgical implant
credit:
Sulzer Orthopedics Incorporated
status:
Permanent collection

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