ECHELON Hip System

ECHELON Hip System (artificial hip joint) ECHELON Hip System (artificial hip joint)

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ECHELON Hip System

This type of implant can be used in first hip replacement operations and also for patients who need another hip implant. The choice of hip replacement type depends upon a number of factors. For most patients a standard cemented stem is the best option. Cement-less stems are used for younger patients because such stems fix well in younger bones. Patients with abnormalities of the bones require a replacement resembling a mechanically normal hip.

Details

Category:
Plastics and Modern Materials
Object Number:
2008-11
Materials:
cobalt and chromium
Measurements:
overall: 25 mm x 235 mm x 64 mm, .42 kg
type:
artificial hip joint
credit:
Smith and Nephew Orthopaedics