Hip prosthesis

1958-1960 in Paris
Lusterlite Products Limited

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Hip prosthesis, modification of Gosset type (1949). c. 1960, by Lusterlite Products Limited, Leeds, Yorkshire, England,

Used to replace the hip joint, this Perspex unit acts as the ‘ball’ element of the joint, intended to fit into the ‘socket’ part in the pelvis. This example was made by Lusterlite Products and is a modification of a joint designed in 1949 by Jean Gosset, a French surgeon.

Joint replacement improved the quality of life of many thousands of mainly elderly patients in the twentieth century.

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complete, perspex and steel (nickel plated)
artificial hip joint
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • prosthesis
  • surgical implant
Down, G.M.

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