Hip joint replacement, United States, 1998

Made:
1998 in Texas
maker:
Sulzer Orthopedics Incorporated

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1999-828, Natural Knee porous coated Femoral Component, 1998. 1999-829, Natural Knee All Polyethylene Tibia, 1998.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

APR Distally Polished Stem, 1998. Front view object , photographed on a gray background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Stainless steel 'APR' femur replacement component, distally polished stem, porous coated, by Sulzer Orthopedics Incorporated, Texas, United States, 1998. Sample component, not for implant.

Made from titanium alloy, this prosthetic (shown in the centre) 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, 1999-831).

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Details

Category:
Surgery
Object Number:
1999-832
type:
artificial hip joint
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • prosthesis
  • surgical implant
credit:
Sulzer Orthopedics Incorporated
status:
Permanent collection

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