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Moore type hip prosthesis

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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Deloro Stellite Inc. Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
001001001
Description
Moore type hip prosthesis, which consists of a spherical cobalt chromium alloy femoral head that has an attached long triangular stem with two fenestrations at its wide end and a round hole through the metal at the upper corner of the triangle; the shaft of the stem has a groove in the centre on bo…
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Accession Number
001001001
Collection
Deloro Stellite Inc. Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Orthopedic Equipment
Hip Prosthesis -- instrumentation
Description
Moore type hip prosthesis, which consists of a spherical cobalt chromium alloy femoral head that has an attached long triangular stem with two fenestrations at its wide end and a round hole through the metal at the upper corner of the triangle; the shaft of the stem has a groove in the centre on both sides; the top ¾ of the sphere is reflective, while the other surfaces are dull in appearance.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Manufactured and owned by Deloro Stellite Inc.
Maker
Deloro Stellite Inc.
Site Made (City)
Belleville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-4
Temporary Location
With MHC Education Program “Spare Parts” stored in Rm 2017
Dimension Notes
Length 20.1 cm x Width 6.6 cm x Depth 4.1 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear only; no corrosion is visible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 98 (similar to item marked) (see attached photocopy); Dr. Charles Sorbie; CD #4.
Research Facts
This type of prosthesis was cast in two parts and has a hollow head; the fenestrations in the stem were to allow for bone growth around the prosthesis; the hole at the top was for a hook for removal; this type of prosthesis did not work too well.
Exhibit History
"Joint Ventures," Museum of Health Care, Nov. 19, 2001-Jan. 2013
Images
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