ECHELON Hip System

Made:
2006 in England
maker:
Smith and Nephew Orthopaedics
ECHELON Hip System. ANTHOLOGY hip system. This hip system uses a flat tapered stem design. This makes for an excellent fit and makes the

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ECHELON Hip System.
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ANTHOLOGY hip system. This hip system uses a flat tapered stem design. This makes for an excellent fit and makes the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

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:
chromium and cobalt
type:
artificial hip joint
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • prosthesis
  • surgical implant
credit:
Smith and Nephew Orthopaedics