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clavicle straps

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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
000003113
Description
Clavicle straps consist of two canvas strips, each 3.5 cm wide, and 58 cm long; each strap is loose at one end and sewn to a central, short canvas strip at the other; 23 cm from the loose ends of each strap, a 35.5 cm-long piece of rectangular padding is sewn to each canvas strip; at the triangular…
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Accession Number
000003113
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Splints
External Fixators
Orthopedic Fixation Devices
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
Description
Clavicle straps consist of two canvas strips, each 3.5 cm wide, and 58 cm long; each strap is loose at one end and sewn to a central, short canvas strip at the other; 23 cm from the loose ends of each strap, a 35.5 cm-long piece of rectangular padding is sewn to each canvas strip; at the triangular connection point between the canvas strips, three thin, fabric labels with blue printing are affixed; a single piece of canvas, 9 cm long, extends from the top of this connection point; another canvas strip 4.5 cm long is sewn across this end strip, securing two metal clips on either side; each clip is 4.5 cm long and consists of three triangular teeth, set on a rectangular bar, covered by a smooth, flat rectangular metal piece at the top, which is attached by a metal bracket on each side.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Maker
Zimmer Manufacturing Co.
Site Made (City)
Warsaw
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Similar item identified in a 1960 catalogue
Material
metal: silver
fabric: cream
Inscriptions
On the flat outside edge of both clips, "PATENTED" is stamped into the metal; on the large outside label is, "Z [stylized and enclosed in a circle] // zimmer // WARSAW, IN 46580 // MEDIUM" printed in blue; on the back of this outside label, "WASHING // INSTRUCTIONS // HAND WASH OR // MACHINE WASH – // DELICATE CYCLE – // LUKEWARM WITH MILD // DETERGENT. DO NOT // USE BLEACH. TUMBLE // DRY – LOW HEAT // REV. 1/79 // B" is printed in blue; on the front of the middle, large label, the blue printing reads, "U.S. PATENT NO. // 3,338,236 // CANADIAN PAT. // 796,988 // UNITED KINGDOM PAT. // 1,107,833 // PATENTS IN OTHER // COUNTRIES"; on the front of the smallest label, the blue printing reads, "2031"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-V1-4 Box 3
Dimension Notes
Length 120.0 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
This artifact is incomplete; the loose ends of each strap have been cut, leaving the ends moderately frayed; blue dye from the label has stained the fabric at the crosspoint where the two straps are joined, on the outer side; there are no stains, and the metal clips show no signs of corrosion or wear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Connie Cox, retired RN from KPH; "Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 120 (similar to item 6-1B-OEC) (see attached photocopy); CD #4
Research Facts
Part of an "orthopedic clavicular cross splint" identified in 1960 catalogue; straps were once attached to an aluminum T-formed crosspiece to form an object similar to 997.037.102.
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Moore type hip prosthesis; 1¾"

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4841
Dates
1965
circa 1965
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
000003264
Description
Moore type hip prosthesis, which consists of a cobalt chromium hip prosthesis in a sealed plastic bag; the prosthesis consists of a steel spherical head and a triangular metal arm, with two fenestrations at its wide end, extending from the bottom of the sphere; the top half of the sphere is reflec…
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Accession Number
000003264
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Orthopedic Equipment
Hip Prosthesis -- instrumentation
Description
Moore type hip prosthesis, which consists of a cobalt chromium hip prosthesis in a sealed plastic bag; the prosthesis consists of a steel spherical head and a triangular metal arm, with two fenestrations at its wide end, extending from the bottom of the sphere; the top half of the sphere is reflective, while the other surfaces are dull in appearance; there is a round hole running through the corner of the triangular arm where it is joined to the sphere; there is a spherical plastic covering on the head of the prosthesis; the narrow end of the arm ends with a rounded point; the prosthesis is sealed inside a clear plastic bag, along with a rectangular paper insert; the bag is closed with a folded piece of paper and a staple.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Maker
Howmet Corporation
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1965
circa 1965
Date Remarks
Based on printed information at bottom of the outside label.
Material
metal: silver
plastic: clear
paper: white
Inscriptions
On one side of the stapled folded paper sealing the plastic bag, blue printing reads: "VITALLIUM® // SURGICAL APPLIANCES // [logo]® // THE SYMBOL OF FINEST SURGICAL QUALITY // HOWMET [with a line design around the word resembling an elongated "H"] HOWMET CORPORATION // MEDICAL DIVISION // MADE IN U.S.A."; on the reverse side, blue printing reads, "VITALLIUM® // SURGICAL APPLIANCES // HIP PROSTHESIS // MOORE TYPE // Cat. No. 6939 // Head Diam. 1¾ [underlined ] Quan. 1 // Xray Inspected"; the "1¾" is handwritten in blue ballpoint pen; the inner surface of the paper reads, in blue printing, "You may rely on VITALLIUM® Surgical Appliances for high corrosion resistance // and maximum compatibility with human tissue. They are carefully manufactured // with the highest quality materials and workmanship, and are thoroughly in- // spected. // Since body dimensions limit the size of prosthesis use for [illeg.] // each VITALLIUM appliance is designed and [illeg.] // surgeon should select the type and [illeg.] // the individual case. // [illeg.] . The stem should not be bent or contoured. // . The prosthesis should be protected from scratching or damage — it // should not be hammered upon, directly. // . All internal appliances are expendable and never should be re-used. Any // metal appliance, once used, even though it appears satisfactory, may in // fact be damaged from previous use. // IMPORTANT [underlined] // For the personal attention of the operating surgeon // Printed 12-65"; the inner insert reads, in blue printing, "SUGGESTIONS FOR USE OF // ORTHOPEDIC APPLIANCES WITHIN THE BODY // [illeg.] // 1. The correct selection of [illeg.] is extremely important. [all underlined] // The potential for success in fracture fixation and bone re- // placement is increased by the proper selection of size, shape // and design of the implant. Since body dimensions limit the // size of appliances used for internal application, each VITAL- // LIUM appliance was designed and manufactured with this // in mind. This appliance was manufactured in accordance with // the originator's specifications and meets the requirements // for which it was designed and intended. // Fixation appliances [underlined] are not intended to withstand the stresses // of weight-bearing or excessive muscular activity, especially // in the case of delayed union or in the presence of an un-united // fracture. // In the case of bone replacement appliances [underlined from "bone"], selection of the // proper type and size is important. In addition, care must be // given to provide firm seating and adequate bone support for // best results. Prosthesis should be restricted to limited func- // tional stress. // 2. The correct handling of the appliance is extremely important. [underlined] // Contouring of metal appliances is to be avoided whenever // possible. If it is necessary to contour an appliance, it should // not be bent sharply or reverse bent. Care should be taken not // to nick or scratch the surface since such surface irregularities // can serve as points of stress concentration which could pos- // sibly lead to failure. // 3. No metallic surgical implant should be re-used [all underlined]. Any metal // implant once used should be discarded. Even though it appears // undamaged, it may in fact be damaged from previous use. // 4. Postoperative care is important [all underlined]. The patient should be in- // structed carefully in the limitations of his metallic implant // and should be cautioned regarding premature weight bearing // and body stresses on the appliance prior to secure bone heal- // ing. It is recommended that such instructions be supplied in // written form. // HOWMET // CORPORATION [these two words sitting on a drawn-out horizontal "H"] // AUSTENAL MEDICAL DIVISION // Printed 12-65"; in addition, "1¾ VITALLIUM" is stamped into the metal of the side of the trangular arm, and "KK1146" is etched into the metal at the base of the head; "AUSTENAL AUTOCLAVABLE 1¾ NOT IMPLANTABLE" appears in raised plastic lettering.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-4
Dimension Notes
Length 18.2 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
Condition Remarks
The paper insert and label were yellowing and the corners of the outer label were creased; the metal components showed no signs of corrosion, and were unused; there was a tear in the plastic bag near the prosthesis head end.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 98 (similar to item #1-6939-V) (see attached photocopy); also see 000.003.269; CD #4
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Moore type hip prosthesis; 1½"

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4842
Dates
1965
circa 1965
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
000003265
Description
Moore type hip prosthesis, which consists of a cobalt chromium hip prosthesis in a sealed plastic bag; the prosthesis consists of a steel spherical head and a triangular metal arm, with two fenestrations at its wide end, extending from the bottom of the sphere; the top half of the sphere is reflec…
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Accession Number
000003265
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Orthopedic Equipment
Hip Prosthesis -- instrumentation
Description
Moore type hip prosthesis, which consists of a cobalt chromium hip prosthesis in a sealed plastic bag; the prosthesis consists of a steel spherical head and a triangular metal arm, with two fenestrations at its wide end, extending from the bottom of the sphere; the top half of the sphere is reflective, while the other surfaces are dull in appearance; there is a round hole running through the corner of the triangular arm where it is joined to the sphere; there is a spherical plastic covering on the head of the prosthesis; the narrow end of the arm ends with a rounded point; the prosthesis is sealed inside a clear plastic bag, along with a rectangular paper insert; the bag is closed with a folded piece of paper and a staple.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Maker
Howmet Corporation
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1965
circa 1965
Date Remarks
Based on printed information at bottom of the outside label.
Material
metal: silver
fabric: blue
plastic: clear
paper: white
Inscriptions
On one side of the stapled folded paper sealing the plastic bag, blue printing reads: "VITALLIUM® // SURGICAL APPLIANCES // [logo]® // THE SYMBOL OF FINEST SURGICAL QUALITY // HOWMET [with a line design around the word resembling an elongated "H"] HOWMET CORPORATION // MEDICAL DIVISION // MADE IN U.S.A."; on the reverse side, blue printing reads, "VITALLIUM® // SURGICAL APPLIANCES // HIP PROSTHESIS // MOORE TYPE // Cat. No. 6939 // Head Diam. 1½ [underlined ] Quan. 1 // Xray Inspected"; the "1½" is handwritten in blue ballpoint pen; the inner surface of the paper reads, in blue printing, "You may rely on VITALLIUM® Surgical Appliances for high corrosion resistance // and maximum compatibility with human tissue. They are carefully manufactured // with the highest quality materials and workmanship, and are thoroughly in- // spected. // Since body dimensions limit the size of prosthesis use for [illeg.] // each VITALLIUM appliance is designed and [illeg.] // surgeon should select the type and [illeg.] // the individual case. // [illeg.] . The stem should not be bent or contoured. // . The prosthesis should be protected from scratching or damage — it // should not be hammered upon, directly. // . All internal appliances are expendable and never should be re-used. Any // metal appliance, once used, even though it appears satisfactory, may in // fact be damaged from previous use. // IMPORTANT [underlined] // For the personal attention of the operating surgeon // Printed 12-65"; the inner insert reads, in blue printing, "SUGGESTIONS FOR USE OF // ORTHOPEDIC APPLIANCES WITHIN THE BODY // The use of metallic surgical implants has given the surgeon a // means of supportive bone fixation and generally helps in the // management of fracture and reconstructive surgery. VITALLIUM® // implants are intended as aids to normal healing and only in the // case of appliances such as hip and knee prosthesis are they // intended to replace normal body structures. // 1. The correct selection of [illeg.] is extremely important. [all underlined] // The potential for success in fracture fixation and bone re- // placement is increased by the proper selection of size, shape // and design of the implant. Since body dimensions limit the // size of appliances used for internal application, each VITAL- // LIUM appliance was designed and manufactured with this // in mind. This appliance was manufactured in accordance with // the originator's specifications and meets the requirements // for which it was designed and intended. // Fixation appliances [underlined] are not intended to withstand the stresses // of weight-bearing or excessive muscular activity, especially // in the case of delayed union or in the presence of an un-united // fracture. // In the case of bone replacement appliances [underlined from "bone"], selection of the // proper type and size is important. In addition, care must be // given to provide firm seating and adequate bone support for // best results. Prosthesis should be restricted to limited func- // tional stress. // 2. The correct handling of the appliance is extremely important. [underlined] // Contouring of metal appliances is to be avoided whenever // possible. If it is necessary to contour an appliance, it should // not be bent sharply or reverse bent. Care should be taken not // to nick or scratch the surface since such surface irregularities // can serve as points of stress concentration which could pos- // sibly lead to failure. // 3. No metallic surgical implant should be re-used [all underlined]. Any metal // implant once used should be discarded. Even though it appears // undamaged, it may in fact be damaged from previous use. // 4. Postoperative care is important [all underlined]. The patient should be in- // structed carefully in the limitations of his metallic implant // and should be cautioned regarding premature weight bearing // and body stresses on the appliance prior to secure bone heal- // ing. It is recommended that such instructions be supplied in // written form. // HOWMET // CORPORATION [these two words sitting on a drawn-out horizontal "H"] // AUSTENAL MEDICAL DIVISION // Printed 12-65"; in addition, "1½ VITALLIUM" is stamped into the metal of the side of the trangular arm, and "HH9176" is etched into the metal at the base of the head; "AUSTENAL AUTOCLAVABLE 1½ NOT IMPLANTABLE" appears in raised plastic lettering.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-4
Dimension Notes
Length 19.2 cm x Width 7.7 cm x Depth 3.6 cm
Condition Remarks
The paper insert and label were yellowing and the corners of the outer label were creased; the metal components showed no signs of corrosion, and were unused; there were approximately 8 white marks on the spherical plastic head covering.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 98 (similar to item #1-6939-V) (see attached photocopy); also see 000.003.267; CD #4
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Moore type hip prosthesis; 1½"

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4844
Dates
1967
circa 1967
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
000003267
Description
Moore type hip prosthesis, which consists of a cobalt chromium hip prosthesis in a sealed plastic bag; the prosthesis consists of a steel spherical head and a triangular metal arm, with two fenestrations at its wide end, extending from the bottom of the sphere; the top half of the sphere is reflec…
  2 images  
Accession Number
000003267
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Orthopedic Equipment
Hip Prosthesis -- instrumentation
Description
Moore type hip prosthesis, which consists of a cobalt chromium hip prosthesis in a sealed plastic bag; the prosthesis consists of a steel spherical head and a triangular metal arm, with two fenestrations at its wide end, extending from the bottom of the sphere; the top half of the sphere is reflective, while the other surfaces are dull in appearance; there is a round hole running through the corner of the triangular arm where it is joined to the sphere; there is a spherical plastic covering on the head of the prosthesis; the narrow end of the arm ends with a rounded point; the prosthesis is sealed inside a clear plastic bag, along with a rectangular paper insert; the bag is closed with a folded piece of paper and a staple.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Maker
Howmet Corporation
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1967
circa 1967
Date Remarks
Based on printed information at bottom of the outside label.
Material
metal: silver
plastic: clear
paper: white
Inscriptions
On one side of the stapled folded paper sealing the plastic bag, blue printing reads: "VITALLIUM® // SURGICAL APPLIANCES // [logo]® // THE SYMBOL OF FINEST SURGICAL QUALITY // HOWMET [with a line design around the word resembling an elongated "H"] HOWMET CORPORATION // MEDICAL DIVISION // MADE IN U.S.A."; on the reverse side, blue printing reads, "VITALLIUM® // SURGICAL APPLIANCES // HIP PROSTHESIS // MOORE TYPE // Cat. No. 6939 // Head Diam. 1½ [underlined ] Quan. 1 // Xray Inspected"; the "1½" is handwritten in blue ballpoint pen; the inner surface of the paper reads, in blue printing, "You may rely on VITALLIUM® Surgical Appliances for high corrosion resistance // and maximum compatibility with human tissue. They are carefully manufactured // with the highest quality materials and workmanship, and are thoroughly in- // spected. // Since body dimensions limit the size of prosthesis use for [illeg.] // each VITALLIUM appliance is designed and [illeg.] // surgeon should select the type and [illeg.] // the individual case. // [illeg.] . The stem should not be bent or contoured. // . The prosthesis should be protected from scratching or damage — it // should not be hammered upon, directly. // . All internal appliances are expendable and never should be re-used. Any // metal appliance, once used, even though it appears satisfactory, may in // fact be damaged from previous use. // IMPORTANT [underlined] // For the personal attention of the operating surgeon // Printed 3-67"; the inner insert reads, in blue printing, "SUGGESTIONS FOR USE OF // ORTHOPEDIC APPLIANCES WITHIN THE BODY // [illeg.] // 1. The correct selection of [illeg.] is extremely important. [all underlined] // The potential for success in fracture fixation and bone re- // placement is increased by the proper selection of size, shape // and design of the implant. Since body dimensions limit the // size of appliances used for internal application, each VITAL- // LIUM appliance was designed and manufactured with this // in mind. This appliance was manufactured in accordance with // the originator's specifications and meets the requirements // for which it was designed and intended. // Fixation appliances [underlined] are not intended to withstand the stresses // of weight-bearing or excessive muscular activity, especially // in the case of delayed union or in the presence of an un-united // fracture. // In the case of bone replacement appliances [underlined from "bone"], selection of the // proper type and size is important. In addition, care must be // given to provide firm seating and adequate bone support for // best results. Prosthesis should be restricted to limited func- // tional stress. // 2. The correct handling of the appliance is extremely important. [underlined] // Contouring of metal appliances is to be avoided whenever // possible. If it is necessary to contour an appliance, it should // not be bent sharply or reverse bent. Care should be taken not // to nick or scratch the surface since such surface irregularities // can serve as points of stress concentration which could pos- // sibly lead to failure. // 3. No metallic surgical implant should be re-used [all underlined]. Any metal // implant once used should be discarded. Even though it appears // undamaged, it may in fact be damaged from previous use. // 4. Postoperative care is important [all underlined]. The patient should be in- // structed carefully in the limitations of his metallic implant // and should be cautioned regarding premature weight bearing // and body stresses on the appliance prior to secure bone heal- // ing. It is recommended that such instructions be supplied in // written form. // HOWMET // CORPORATION [these two words sitting on a drawn-out horizontal "H"] // AUSTENAL MEDICAL DIVISION // Printed 12-65"; in addition, "1½ VITALLIUM" is stamped into the metal of the side of the trangular arm, and "CC5847" is etched into the metal at the base of the head; "AUSTENAL AUTOCLAVABLE 1½ NOT IMPLANTABLE" appears in raised plastic lettering.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-4
Dimension Notes
Length 17.3 cm x Width 7.3 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
Condition Remarks
The paper insert and label were yellowing and there was a small hole in one side of the plastic bag; the metal components showed no signs of corrosion, and were unused; there were white marks over approximately 50% of the plastic head protector.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 98 (similar to item #1-6939-V) (see attached photocopy); also see 000.003.265; CD #4.
Exhibit History
"Joint Ventures," Museum of Health Care, Nov. 19, 2001-Jan. 2013
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Moore type hip prosthesis; 1¾"

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4846
Dates
1965
circa 1965
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
000003269
Description
Moore type hip prosthesis, which consists of a cobalt chromium hip prosthesis in a sealed plastic bag; the prosthesis consists of a steel spherical head and a triangular metal arm, with two fenestrations at its wide end, extending from the bottom of the sphere; the top half of the sphere is reflec…
  1 image  
Accession Number
000003269
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Orthopedic Equipment
Hip Prosthesis -- instrumentation
Description
Moore type hip prosthesis, which consists of a cobalt chromium hip prosthesis in a sealed plastic bag; the prosthesis consists of a steel spherical head and a triangular metal arm, with two fenestrations at its wide end, extending from the bottom of the sphere; the top half of the sphere is reflective, while the other surfaces are dull in appearance; there is a round hole running through the corner of the triangular arm where it is joined to the sphere; there is a spherical plastic covering on the head of the prosthesis; the narrow end of the arm ends with a rounded point; the prosthesis is sealed inside a clear plastic bag, along with a rectangular paper insert; the bag is closed with a folded piece of paper and a staple.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Maker
Howmet Corporation
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1965
circa 1965
Date Remarks
Based on printed information at bottom of the outside label.
Material
metal: silver
fabric: blue
plastic: clear
paper: white
Inscriptions
On one side of the stapled folded paper sealing the plastic bag, blue printing reads: "VITALLIUM® // SURGICAL APPLIANCES // [logo]® // THE SYMBOL OF FINEST SURGICAL QUALITY // HOWMET [with a line design around the word resembling an elongated "H"] HOWMET CORPORATION // MEDICAL DIVISION // MADE IN U.S.A."; on the reverse side, blue printing reads, "VITALLIUM® // SURGICAL APPLIANCES // HIP PROSTHESIS // MOORE TYPE // Cat. No. 6939 // Head Diam. 1¾ [underlined ] Quan. 1 // Xray Inspected"; the "1¾" is handwritten in blue ballpoint pen; the inner surface of the paper reads, in blue printing, "You may rely on VITALLIUM® Surgical Appliances for high corrosion resistance // and maximum compatibility with human tissue. They are carefully manufactured // with the highest quality materials and workmanship, and are thoroughly in- // spected. // Since body dimensions limit the size of prosthesis use for [illeg.] // each VITALLIUM appliance is designed and [illeg.] // surgeon should select the type and [illeg.] // the individual case. // [illeg.] . The stem should not be bent or contoured. // . The prosthesis should be protected from scratching or damage — it // should not be hammered upon, directly. // . All internal appliances are expendable and never should be re-used. Any // metal appliance, once used, even though it appears satisfactory, may in // fact be damaged from previous use. // IMPORTANT [underlined] // For the personal attention of the operating surgeon // Printed 12-65"; the inner insert reads, in blue printing, "SUGGESTIONS FOR USE OF // ORTHOPEDIC APPLIANCES WITHIN THE BODY // [illeg.] // 1. The correct selection of [illeg.] is extremely important. [all underlined] // The potential for success in fracture fixation and bone re- // placement is increased by the proper selection of size, shape // and design of the implant. Since body dimensions limit the // size of appliances used for internal application, each VITAL- // LIUM appliance was designed and manufactured with this // in mind. This appliance was manufactured in accordance with // the originator's specifications and meets the requirements // for which it was designed and intended. // Fixation appliances [underlined] are not intended to withstand the stresses // of weight-bearing or excessive muscular activity, especially // in the case of delayed union or in the presence of an un-united // fracture. // In the case of bone replacement appliances [underlined from "bone"], selection of the // proper type and size is important. In addition, care must be // given to provide firm seating and adequate bone support for // best results. Prosthesis should be restricted to limited func- // tional stress. // 2. The correct handling of the appliance is extremely important. [underlined] // Contouring of metal appliances is to be avoided whenever // possible. If it is necessary to contour an appliance, it should // not be bent sharply or reverse bent. Care should be taken not // to nick or scratch the surface since such surface irregularities // can serve as points of stress concentration which could pos- // sibly lead to failure. // 3. No metallic surgical implant should be re-used [all underlined]. Any metal // implant once used should be discarded. Even though it appears // undamaged, it may in fact be damaged from previous use. // 4. Postoperative care is important [all underlined]. The patient should be in- // structed carefully in the limitations of his metallic implant // and should be cautioned regarding premature weight bearing // and body stresses on the appliance prior to secure bone heal- // ing. It is recommended that such instructions be supplied in // written form. // HOWMET // CORPORATION [these two words sitting on a drawn-out horizontal "H"] // AUSTENAL MEDICAL DIVISION // Printed 12-65"; in addition, "1¾ VITALLIUM" is stamped into the metal of the side of the trangular arm, and "KK1120" is etched into the metal at the base of the head; "AUSTENAL AUTOCLAVABLE 1¾ NOT IMPLANTABLE" appears in raised plastic lettering.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-4
Dimension Notes
Length 18.1 cm x Width 7.2 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The paper insert and label were yellowing and the corners of the outer label were creased; the metal components showed no signs of corrosion, and were unused; there were approximately six small holes in the plastic bag near the head of the prosthesis; the head covering had approximately 21 white marks on it.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 98 (similar to item #1-6939-V) (see attached photocopy); also see 000.003.264; CD #4
Images
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Moore type hip prosthesis; 1 5/8"

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4843
Dates
1965
circa 1965
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
000003266
Description
Moore type hip prosthesis, which consists of a cobalt chromium hip prosthesis in a sealed plastic bag; the prosthesis consists of a steel spherical head and a triangular metal arm, with two fenestrations at its wide end, extending from the bottom of the sphere; the top half of the sphere is reflec…
  1 image  
Accession Number
000003266
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Orthopedic Equipment
Hip Prosthesis -- instrumentation
Description
Moore type hip prosthesis, which consists of a cobalt chromium hip prosthesis in a sealed plastic bag; the prosthesis consists of a steel spherical head and a triangular metal arm, with two fenestrations at its wide end, extending from the bottom of the sphere; the top half of the sphere is reflective, while the other surfaces are dull in appearance; there is a round hole running through the corner of the triangular arm where it is joined to the sphere; there is a spherical plastic covering on the head of the prosthesis; the narrow end of the arm ends with a rounded point; the prosthesis is sealed inside a clear plastic bag, along with a rectangular paper insert; the bag is closed with a folded piece of paper and a staple.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Maker
Howmet Corporation
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1965
circa 1965
Date Remarks
Based on printed information at bottom of the outside label.
Material
metal: silver
fabric: blue
plastic: clear
paper: white
Inscriptions
On one side of the stapled folded paper sealing the plastic bag, blue printing reads: "VITALLIUM® // SURGICAL APPLIANCES // [logo]® // THE SYMBOL OF FINEST SURGICAL QUALITY // HOWMET [with a line design around the word resembling an elongated "H"] HOWMET CORPORATION // MEDICAL DIVISION // MADE IN U.S.A."; on the reverse side, blue printing reads, "VITALLIUM® // SURGICAL APPLIANCES // HIP PROSTHESIS // MOORE TYPE // Cat. No. 6939 // Head Diam. 1 5/8 [underlined ] Quan. 1 // Xray Inspected"; the "1 5/8" is handwritten in blue ballpoint pen; the inner surface of the paper reads, in blue printing, "You may rely on VITALLIUM® Surgical Appliances for high corrosion resistance // and maximum compatibility with human tissue. They are carefully manufactured // with the highest quality materials and workmanship, and are thoroughly in- // spected. // Since body dimensions limit the size of prosthesis use for [illeg.] // each VITALLIUM appliance is designed and [illeg.] // surgeon should select the type and [illeg.] // the individual case. // [illeg.] . The stem should not be bent or contoured. // . The prosthesis should be protected from scratching or damage — it // should not be hammered upon, directly. // . All internal appliances are expendable and never should be re-used. Any // metal appliance, once used, even though it appears satisfactory, may in // fact be damaged from previous use. // IMPORTANT [underlined] // For the personal attention of the operating surgeon // Printed 12-65"; the inner insert reads, in blue printing, "SUGGESTIONS FOR USE OF // ORTHOPEDIC APPLIANCES WITHIN THE BODY // The use of metallic surgical implants has given the surgeon a // means of supportive bone fixation and generally helps in the // management of fracture and reconstructive surgery. VITALLIUM® // implants are intended as aids to normal healing and only in the // case of appliances such as hip and knee prosthesis are they // intended to replace normal body structures. // 1. The correct selection of [illeg.] is extremely important. [all underlined] // The potential for success in fracture fixation and bone re- // placement is increased by the proper selection of size, shape // and design of the implant. Since body dimensions limit the // size of appliances used for internal application, each VITAL- // LIUM appliance was designed and manufactured with this // in mind. This appliance was manufactured in accordance with // the originator's specifications and meets the requirements // for which it was designed and intended. // Fixation appliances [underlined] are not intended to withstand the stresses // of weight-bearing or excessive muscular activity, especially // in the case of delayed union or in the presence of an un-united // fracture. // In the case of bone replacement appliances [underlined from "bone"], selection of the // proper type and size is important. In addition, care must be // given to provide firm seating and adequate bone support for // best results. Prosthesis should be restricted to limited func- // tional stress. // 2. The correct handling of the appliance is extremely important. [underlined] // Contouring of metal appliances is to be avoided whenever // possible. If it is necessary to contour an appliance, it should // not be bent sharply or reverse bent. Care should be taken not // to nick or scratch the surface since such surface irregularities // can serve as points of stress concentration which could pos- // sibly lead to failure. // 3. No metallic surgical implant should be re-used [all underlined]. Any metal // implant once used should be discarded. Even though it appears // undamaged, it may in fact be damaged from previous use. // 4. Postoperative care is important [all underlined]. The patient should be in- // structed carefully in the limitations of his metallic implant // and should be cautioned regarding premature weight bearing // and body stresses on the appliance prior to secure bone heal- // ing. It is recommended that such instructions be supplied in // written form. // HOWMET // CORPORATION [these two words sitting on a drawn-out horizontal "H"] // AUSTENAL MEDICAL DIVISION // Printed 12-65"; in addition, "1 5/8 VITALLIUM" is stamped into the metal of the side of the trangular arm, and "II8849" is etched into the metal at the base of the head; "AUSTENAL AUTOCLAVABLE 1 5/8 NOT IMPLANTABLE" appears in raised plastic lettering.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-4
Dimension Notes
Length 18.2 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 4.1 cm
Condition Remarks
The paper insert and label were yellowing and the corners of the outer label were creased; the metal components showed no signs of corrosion, and were unused; the plastic bag was slightly torn near the corner of the arm with the hole running through it; there were approximately 21 white marks on the plastic head covering.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 98 (similar to item #1-6939-V) (see attached photocopy); also see 000.003.270; CD #4
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Moore type hip prosthesis; 1 5/8"

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4847
Dates
1967
circa 1967
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
000003270
Description
Moore type hip prosthesis, which consists of a cobalt chromium hip prosthesis in a sealed plastic bag; the prosthesis consists of a steel spherical head and a triangular metal arm, with two fenestrations at its wide end, extending from the bottom of the sphere; the top half of the sphere is reflec…
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Accession Number
000003270
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Orthopedic Equipment
Hip Prosthesis -- instrumentation
Description
Moore type hip prosthesis, which consists of a cobalt chromium hip prosthesis in a sealed plastic bag; the prosthesis consists of a steel spherical head and a triangular metal arm, with two fenestrations at its wide end, extending from the bottom of the sphere; the top half of the sphere is reflective, while the other surfaces are dull in appearance; there is a round hole running through the corner of the triangular arm where it is joined to the sphere; there is a spherical plastic covering on the head of the prosthesis; the narrow end of the arm ends with a rounded point; the prosthesis is sealed inside a clear plastic bag, along with a rectangular paper insert; the bag is closed with a folded piece of paper and a staple.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Maker
Howmet Corporation
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1967
circa 1967
Date Remarks
Based on printed information at bottom of the outside label.
Material
metal: silver
plastic: clear
paper: white
Inscriptions
On one side of the stapled folded paper sealing the plastic bag, blue printing reads: "VITALLIUM® // SURGICAL APPLIANCES // [logo]® // THE SYMBOL OF FINEST SURGICAL QUALITY // HOWMET [with a line design around the word resembling an elongated "H"] HOWMET CORPORATION // MEDICAL DIVISION // MADE IN U.S.A."; on the reverse side, blue printing reads, "VITALLIUM® // SURGICAL APPLIANCES // HIP PROSTHESIS // MOORE TYPE // Cat. No. 6939 // Head Diam. 1 5/8 [underlined ] Quan. 1 // Xray Inspected"; the "1 5/8" is handwritten in blue ballpoint pen; the inner surface of the paper reads, in blue printing, "You may rely on VITALLIUM® Surgical Appliances for high corrosion resistance // and maximum compatibility with human tissue. They are carefully manufactured // with the highest quality materials and workmanship, and are thoroughly in- // spected. // Since body dimensions limit the size of prosthesis use for [illeg.] // each VITALLIUM appliance is designed and [illeg.] // surgeon should select the type and [illeg.] // the individual case. // [illeg.] . The stem should not be bent or contoured. // . The prosthesis should be protected from scratching or damage — it // should not be hammered upon, directly. // . All internal appliances are expendable and never should be re-used. Any // metal appliance, once used, even though it appears satisfactory, may in // fact be damaged from previous use. // IMPORTANT [underlined] // For the personal attention of the operating surgeon // Printed 3-67"; the inner insert reads, in blue printing, "SUGGESTIONS FOR USE OF // ORTHOPEDIC APPLIANCES WITHIN THE BODY // [illeg.] // 1. The correct selection of [illeg.] is extremely important. [all underlined] // The potential for success in fracture fixation and bone re- // placement is increased by the proper selection of size, shape // and design of the implant. Since body dimensions limit the // size of appliances used for internal application, each VITAL- // LIUM appliance was designed and manufactured with this // in mind. This appliance was manufactured in accordance with // the originator's specifications and meets the requirements // for which it was designed and intended. // Fixation appliances [underlined] are not intended to withstand the stresses // of weight-bearing or excessive muscular activity, especially // in the case of delayed union or in the presence of an un-united // fracture. // In the case of bone replacement appliances [underlined from "bone"], selection of the // proper type and size is important. In addition, care must be // given to provide firm seating and adequate bone support for // best results. Prosthesis should be restricted to limited func- // tional stress. // 2. The correct handling of the appliance is extremely important. [underlined] // Contouring of metal appliances is to be avoided whenever // possible. If it is necessary to contour an appliance, it should // not be bent sharply or reverse bent. Care should be taken not // to nick or scratch the surface since such surface irregularities // can serve as points of stress concentration which could pos- // sibly lead to failure. // 3. No metallic surgical implant should be re-used [all underlined]. Any metal // implant once used should be discarded. Even though it appears // undamaged, it may in fact be damaged from previous use. // 4. Postoperative care is important [all underlined]. The patient should be in- // structed carefully in the limitations of his metallic implant // and should be cautioned regarding premature weight bearing // and body stresses on the appliance prior to secure bone heal- // ing. It is recommended that such instructions be supplied in // written form. // HOWMET // CORPORATION [these two words sitting on a drawn-out horizontal "H"] // AUSTENAL MEDICAL DIVISION // Printed 12-65"; in addition, "1 5/8 VITALLIUM" is stamped into the metal of the side of the trangular arm, and "GG8770" is etched into the metal at the base of the head; "AUSTENAL AUTOCLAVABLE 1 5/8 NOT IMPLANTABLE" appears in raised plastic lettering.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-4
Dimension Notes
Length 17.7 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 4.2 cm
Condition Remarks
The paper insert and label were yellowing and one corner of the outer label was creased; the metal components showed no signs of corrosion, and were unused; there were 3 or 4 small holes in the plastic bag along the seam nearest the metal arm; the head covering had approximately 10 white marks on it.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 98 (similar to item #1-6939-V) (see attached photocopy); also see 000.003.266; CD #4
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Moore type hip prosthesis; 1 7/8"

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4845
Dates
1967
circa 1967
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
000003268
Description
Moore type hip prosthesis, which consists of a cobalt chromium hip prosthesis in a sealed plastic bag; the prosthesis consists of a steel spherical head and a triangular metal arm, with two fenestrations at its wide end, extending from the bottom of the sphere; the top half of the sphere is reflec…
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Accession Number
000003268
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Orthopedic Equipment
Hip Prosthesis -- instrumentation
Description
Moore type hip prosthesis, which consists of a cobalt chromium hip prosthesis in a sealed plastic bag; the prosthesis consists of a steel spherical head and a triangular metal arm, with two fenestrations at its wide end, extending from the bottom of the sphere; the top half of the sphere is reflective, while the other surfaces are dull in appearance; there is a round hole running through the corner of the triangular arm where it is joined to the sphere; there is a spherical plastic covering on the head of the prosthesis; the narrow end of the arm ends with a rounded point; the prosthesis is sealed inside a clear plastic bag, along with a rectangular paper insert; the bag is closed with a folded piece of paper and a staple.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Maker
Howmet Corporation
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1967
circa 1967
Date Remarks
Based on printed information at bottom of the outside label.
Material
metal: silver
plastic: clear
paper: white
Inscriptions
On one side of the stapled folded paper sealing the plastic bag, blue printing reads: "VITALLIUM® // SURGICAL APPLIANCES // [logo]® // THE SYMBOL OF FINEST SURGICAL QUALITY // HOWMET [with a line design around the word resembling an elongated "H"] HOWMET CORPORATION // MEDICAL DIVISION // MADE IN U.S.A."; on the reverse side, blue printing reads, "VITALLIUM® // SURGICAL APPLIANCES // HIP PROSTHESIS // MOORE TYPE // Cat. No. 6939 // Head Diam. 1 7/8 [underlined ] Quan. 1 // Xray Inspected"; the "1 7/8" is handwritten in blue ballpoint pen; the inner surface of the paper reads, in blue printing, "You may rely on VITALLIUM® Surgical Appliances for high corrosion resistance // and maximum compatibility with human tissue. They are carefully manufactured // with the highest quality materials and workmanship, and are thoroughly in- // spected. // Since body dimensions limit the size of prosthesis use for [illeg.] // each VITALLIUM appliance is designed and [illeg.] // surgeon should select the type and [illeg.] // the individual case. // [illeg.] . The stem should not be bent or contoured. // . The prosthesis should be protected from scratching or damage — it // should not be hammered upon, directly. // . All internal appliances are expendable and never should be re-used. Any // metal appliance, once used, even though it appears satisfactory, may in // fact be damaged from previous use. // IMPORTANT [underlined] // For the personal attention of the operating surgeon // Printed 3-67"; the inner insert reads, in blue printing, "SUGGESTIONS FOR USE OF // ORTHOPEDIC APPLIANCES WITHIN THE BODY // [illeg.] // 1. The correct selection of [illeg.] is extremely important. [all underlined] // The potential for success in fracture fixation and bone re- // placement is increased by the proper selection of size, shape // and design of the implant. Since body dimensions limit the // size of appliances used for internal application, each VITAL- // LIUM appliance was designed and manufactured with this // in mind. This appliance was manufactured in accordance with // the originator's specifications and meets the requirements // for which it was designed and intended. // Fixation appliances [underlined] are not intended to withstand the stresses // of weight-bearing or excessive muscular activity, especially // in the case of delayed union or in the presence of an un-united // fracture. // In the case of bone replacement appliances [underlined from "bone"], selection of the // proper type and size is important. In addition, care must be // given to provide firm seating and adequate bone support for // best results. Prosthesis should be restricted to limited func- // tional stress. // 2. The correct handling of the appliance is extremely important. [underlined] // Contouring of metal appliances is to be avoided whenever // possible. If it is necessary to contour an appliance, it should // not be bent sharply or reverse bent. Care should be taken not // to nick or scratch the surface since such surface irregularities // can serve as points of stress concentration which could pos- // sibly lead to failure. // 3. No metallic surgical implant should be re-used [all underlined]. Any metal // implant once used should be discarded. Even though it appears // undamaged, it may in fact be damaged from previous use. // 4. Postoperative care is important [all underlined]. The patient should be in- // structed carefully in the limitations of his metallic implant // and should be cautioned regarding premature weight bearing // and body stresses on the appliance prior to secure bone heal- // ing. It is recommended that such instructions be supplied in // written form. // HOWMET // CORPORATION [these two words sitting on a drawn-out horizontal "H"] // AUSTENAL MEDICAL DIVISION // Printed 12-65"; in addition, "1 7/8 VITALLIUM" is stamped into the metal of the side of the trangular arm, and "KK1215" is etched into the metal at the base of the head
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-4
Dimension Notes
Length 18.5 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 4.8 cm
Condition Remarks
The paper insert and label were yellowing and the corners of the outer label were creased; the metal components showed no signs of corrosion, and were unused; there were four holes in the plastic bag near the head of the prosthesis; the head covering had approximately 13 white marks on it.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 98 (similar to item #1-6939-V) (see attached photocopy); also see 000.003.271; CD #4
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Moore type hip prosthesis; 1 7/8"

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4848
Dates
1967
circa 1967
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
000003271
Description
Moore type hip prosthesis, which consists of a cobalt chromium hip prosthesis in a sealed plastic bag; the prosthesis consists of a steel spherical head and a triangular metal arm, with two fenestrations at its wide end, extending from the bottom of the sphere; the top half of the sphere is reflec…
  1 image  
Accession Number
000003271
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Orthopedic Equipment
Hip Prosthesis -- instrumentation
Description
Moore type hip prosthesis, which consists of a cobalt chromium hip prosthesis in a sealed plastic bag; the prosthesis consists of a steel spherical head and a triangular metal arm, with two fenestrations at its wide end, extending from the bottom of the sphere; the top half of the sphere is reflective, while the other surfaces are dull in appearance; there is a round hole running through the corner of the triangular arm where it is joined to the sphere; there is a spherical plastic covering on the head of the prosthesis; the narrow end of the arm ends with a rounded point; the prosthesis is sealed inside a clear plastic bag, along with a rectangular paper insert; the bag is closed with a folded piece of paper and a staple.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Maker
Howmet Corporation
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1967
circa 1967
Date Remarks
Based on printed information at bottom of the outside label.
Material
metal: silver
plastic: clear
paper: white
Inscriptions
On one side of the stapled folded paper sealing the plastic bag, blue printing reads: "VITALLIUM® // SURGICAL APPLIANCES // [logo]® // THE SYMBOL OF FINEST SURGICAL QUALITY // HOWMET [with a line design around the word resembling an elongated "H"] HOWMET CORPORATION // MEDICAL DIVISION // MADE IN U.S.A."; on the reverse side, blue printing reads, "VITALLIUM® // SURGICAL APPLIANCES // HIP PROSTHESIS // MOORE TYPE // Cat. No. 6939 // Head Diam. 1 7/8 [underlined ] Quan. 1 // Xray Inspected"; the "1 7/8" is handwritten in blue ballpoint pen; the inner surface of the paper reads, in blue printing, "You may rely on VITALLIUM® Surgical Appliances for high corrosion resistance // and maximum compatibility with human tissue. They are carefully manufactured // with the highest quality materials and workmanship, and are thoroughly in- // spected. // Since body dimensions limit the size of prosthesis use for [illeg.] // each VITALLIUM appliance is designed and [illeg.] // surgeon should select the type and [illeg.] // the individual case. // [illeg.] . The stem should not be bent or contoured. // . The prosthesis should be protected from scratching or damage — it // should not be hammered upon, directly. // . All internal appliances are expendable and never should be re-used. Any // metal appliance, once used, even though it appears satisfactory, may in // fact be damaged from previous use. // IMPORTANT [underlined] // For the personal attention of the operating surgeon // Printed 3-67"; the inner insert reads, in blue printing, "SUGGESTIONS FOR USE OF // ORTHOPEDIC APPLIANCES WITHIN THE BODY // [illeg.] // 1. The correct selection of [illeg.] is extremely important. [all underlined] // The potential for success in fracture fixation and bone re- // placement is increased by the proper selection of size, shape // and design of the implant. Since body dimensions limit the // size of appliances used for internal application, each VITAL- // LIUM appliance was designed and manufactured with this // in mind. This appliance was manufactured in accordance with // the originator's specifications and meets the requirements // for which it was designed and intended. // Fixation appliances [underlined] are not intended to withstand the stresses // of weight-bearing or excessive muscular activity, especially // in the case of delayed union or in the presence of an un-united // fracture. // In the case of bone replacement appliances [underlined from "bone"], selection of the // proper type and size is important. In addition, care must be // given to provide firm seating and adequate bone support for // best results. Prosthesis should be restricted to limited func- // tional stress. // 2. The correct handling of the appliance is extremely important. [underlined] // Contouring of metal appliances is to be avoided whenever // possible. If it is necessary to contour an appliance, it should // not be bent sharply or reverse bent. Care should be taken not // to nick or scratch the surface since such surface irregularities // can serve as points of stress concentration which could pos- // sibly lead to failure. // 3. No metallic surgical implant should be re-used [all underlined]. Any metal // implant once used should be discarded. Even though it appears // undamaged, it may in fact be damaged from previous use. // 4. Postoperative care is important [all underlined]. The patient should be in- // structed carefully in the limitations of his metallic implant // and should be cautioned regarding premature weight bearing // and body stresses on the appliance prior to secure bone heal- // ing. It is recommended that such instructions be supplied in // written form. // HOWMET // CORPORATION [these two words sitting on a drawn-out horizontal "H"] // AUSTENAL MEDICAL DIVISION // Printed 12-65"; in addition, "1 7/8 VITALLIUM" is stamped into the metal of the side of the trangular arm, and "KK1216" is etched into the metal at the base of the head; "AUSTENAL AUTOCLAVABLE 1 7/8 NOT IMPLANTABLE" appears in raised plastic lettering.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-4
Dimension Notes
Length 19.0 cm x Width 7.3 cm x Depth 4.8 cm
Condition Remarks
The paper insert and label were yellowing and the corners of the outer label were creased; the metal components showed no signs of corrosion, and were unused; there were two small holes in the plastic bag near the head of the prosthesis, and one larger one from which the tip of the arm is protruding; the head covering had approximately 30 white marks on it.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 98 (similar to item #1-6939-V) (see attached photocopy); also see 000.003.268; CD #4
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Moore type hip prosthesis; 2¼"

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4834
Dates
1967
circa 1967
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
000003257 a-b
Description
Moore type hip prosthesis, which consists of a cobalt chromium hip prosthesis in a sealed plastic bag (a) and a grey felt bag (b) used to protect the head of the prosthesis; the prosthesis consists of a steel spherical head and a triangular metal arm, with two fenestrations at its wide end, extendi…
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Accession Number
000003257 a-b
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Orthopedic Equipment
Hip Prosthesis -- instrumentation
Description
Moore type hip prosthesis, which consists of a cobalt chromium hip prosthesis in a sealed plastic bag (a) and a grey felt bag (b) used to protect the head of the prosthesis; the prosthesis consists of a steel spherical head and a triangular metal arm, with two fenestrations at its wide end, extending from the bottom of the sphere; the top half of the sphere is reflective, while the other surfaces are dull in appearance; there is a round hole running through the corner of the triangular arm where it is joined to the sphere; the narrow end of the arm ends with a rounded point; the prosthesis is sealed inside a clear plastic bag, along with a rectangular paper insert; the bag is closed with a folded piece of paper and a staple; bag (b) is a grey felt bag that fits over the spherical head of the prosthesis, and is secured by a blue drawstring set around its open end; it is rectangular in shape.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - prosthesis in plastic bag - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 9.0 cm x Depth 5.8 cm
b -felt bag- Size: Length 11.0 cm x Width 9.8 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Maker
Howmet Corporation
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1967
circa 1967
Date Remarks
Based on printed information at bottom of outer label.
Material
metal: silver
fabric: grey; blue
plastic: clear
paper: white
Inscriptions
On one side of the stapled folded paper sealing the plastic bag, blue printing reads: "VITALLIUM® // SURGICAL APPLIANCES // [logo]® // THE SYMBOL OF FINEST SURGICAL QUALITY // HOWMET [with a line design around the word resembling an elongated "H"] HOWMET CORPORATION // MEDICAL DIVISION // MADE IN U.S.A."; on the reverse side, blue printing reads, "VITALLIUM® // SURGICAL APPLIANCES // HIP PROSTHESIS // MOORE TYPE // Cat. No. 6939 // Head Diam. 2¼ [underlined ] Quan. 1 // Xray Inspected"; the "2¼" is handwritten in blue ballpoint pen; the inner surface of the paper reads, in blue printing, "You may rely on VITALLIUM® Surgical Appliances for high corrosion resistance // and maximum compatibility with human tissue. They are carefully manufactured // with the highest quality materials and workmanship, and are thoroughly in- // spected. // Since body dimensions limit the size of prosthesis use for [illeg.] // each VITALLIUM appliance is designed and [illeg.] // surgeon should select the type and [illeg.] // the individual case. // [illeg.] . The stem should not be bent or contoured. // . The prosthesis should be protected from scratching or damage — it // should not be hammered upon, directly. // . All internal appliances are expendable and never should be re-used. Any // metal appliance, once used, even though it appears satisfactory, may in // fact be damaged from previous use. // IMPORTANT [underlined] // For the personal attention of the operating surgeon // Printed 3-67"; the inner insert reads, in blue printing, "SUGGESTIONS FOR USE OF // ORTHOPEDIC APPLIANCES WITHIN THE BODY // [illeg.] // 1. The correct selection of [illeg.] is extremely important. [all underlined] // The potential for success in fracture fixation and bone re- // placement is increased by the proper selection of size, shape // and design of the implant. Since body dimensions limit the // size of appliances used for internal application, each VITAL- // LIUM appliance was designed and manufactured with this // in mind. This appliance was manufactured in accordance with // the originator's specifications and meets the requirements // for which it was designed and intended. // Fixation appliances [underlined] are not intended to withstand the stresses // of weight-bearing or excessive muscular activity, especially // in the case of delayed union or in the presence of an un-united // fracture. // In the case of bone replacement appliances [underlined from "bone"], selection of the // proper type and size is important. In addition, care must be // given to provide firm seating and adequate bone support for // best results. Prosthesis should be restricted to limited func- // tional stress. // 2. The correct handling of the appliance is extremely important. [underlined] // Contouring of metal appliances is to be avoided whenever // possible. If it is necessary to contour an appliance, it should // not be bent sharply or reverse bent. Care should be taken not // to nick or scratch the surface since such surface irregularities // can serve as points of stress concentration which could pos- // sibly lead to failure. // 3. No metallic surgical implant should be re-used [all underlined]. Any metal // implant once used should be discarded. Even though it appears // undamaged, it may in fact be damaged from previous use. // 4. Postoperative care is important [all underlined]. The patient should be in- // structed carefully in the limitations of his metallic implant // and should be cautioned regarding premature weight bearing // and body stresses on the appliance prior to secure bone heal- // ing. It is recommended that such instructions be supplied in // written form. // HOWMET // CORPORATION [these two words sitting on a drawn-out horizontal "H"] // AUSTENAL MEDICAL DIVISION // Printed 12-65"; in addition, "2¼ VITALLIUM" is stamped into the metal of the side of the trangular arm, and "KK2492" is etched into the metal at the base of the head; on one side of the felt bag (b) is a logo in blue ink.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-4
Condition Remarks
The paper insert and label were yellowing and the corners of the outer label were creased; the metal components showed no signs of corrosion, and were unused; the plastic around the head was partially stuck to the metal.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 98 (similar to item #1-6939-V) (see attached photocopy); also see 000.003.258; CD #4
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