Replacement hip joint, United States, 1998

Made:
1998 in Texas
maker:
Sulzer Orthopedics Incorporated
Inter-Op Hemispherical Shell, 1998. Full view, graduated black perspex background. Inter-Op Hemispherical Shell, 1998. Front view of the object, photographed on dark background.

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Inter-Op Hemispherical Shell, 1998. Full view, graduated black perspex background.
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Inter-Op Hemispherical Shell, 1998. Front view of the object, photographed on dark background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Titanium Inter-Op Hemispherical Shell, hip prosthesis, by Sulzer Orthopedics Incorporated, Texas, United States, 1998.

Used to replace the socket of the hip joint, which is known as the acetabulum, this prosthetic is made from materials that are not recognised by the human body. This means that the immune system will not attack the new joint and reject it.

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.

Details

Category:
Surgery
Object Number:
1999-833
Materials:
stainless steel and titanium
type:
artificial hip joint
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • prosthesis
  • surgical implant
credit:
Sulzer Orthopedics Incorporated