Femoral head used in hip replacements

Made:
2006 in England
maker:
Smith and Nephew Orthopaedics

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Fermoral head used in hip replacements.
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Femoral head used in hip replacements (left, 2008-8). Ceramic-on-ceramic joint replacement. New ceramic-on-ceramic
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Femoral head used in hip replacements.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

OXINIUM femoral head used in hip replacements

Oxidised zirconium is a metal alloy with a surface that has been transformed into a ceramic. Good resistence to frictional wear and biocompatibility are ideal properties for the head of the thigh bone (femur).

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Details

Category:
Plastics and Modern Materials
Object Number:
2008-8
type:
femoral head
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • prosthesis
  • surgical implant
credit:
Smith and Nephew Orthopaedics

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