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cement restrictor inserter

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Dates
1993
circa 1993
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
004029004
Description
A cement restrictor inserter; T shaped; consists of a handle which is made of a short metal shaft, and a long shaft which extends at 90 degrees from the handle with a threaded screw like end; calibrated in centimeters from 10 to 25.
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Accession Number
004029004
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Orthopedic Equipment
Hip Prosthesis -- instrumentation
Description
A cement restrictor inserter; T shaped; consists of a handle which is made of a short metal shaft, and a long shaft which extends at 90 degrees from the handle with a threaded screw like end; calibrated in centimeters from 10 to 25.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used for hip replacement surgery at KGH.
Maker
Depuy
Site Made (City)
Warsaw
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1993
circa 1993
Date Remarks
Appears in a 1993 Depuy catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"Depuy 5460-02" printed on the handle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-9
Dimension Notes
Length 31.3 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Some minor wear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"DePuy Product Portfolio, Instruments," Warsaw, Indiana, 1993, p. 68 (see attached photocopy); CD #7
Research Facts
This device is used to position either the cement restrictor trials or implants at the distal end of the medullary canal; the screw at the end attaches to the threaded holes in 004.029.003.
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cement restrictor trial set

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Dates
1993
circa 1993
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
004029003 a-g
Description
A set of trial cement restrictors which are small cylindrical metal objects with screw holes on the tops and bottoms; each tapers slightly towards the top.
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Accession Number
004029003 a-g
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Orthopedic Equipment
Hip Prosthesis -- instrumentation
Description
A set of trial cement restrictors which are small cylindrical metal objects with screw holes on the tops and bottoms; each tapers slightly towards the top.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - cement restrictor trial - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
b - cement restrictor trial - Size: Length 1.8 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
c - cement restrictor trial - Size: Length 2.1 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
d - cement restrictor trial - Size: Length 2.1 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
e - cement restrictor trial - Size: Length 2.1cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
f - cement restrictor trial - Size: Length 2.2 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm
g - cement restrictor trial - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
Provenance
They were used for hip replacement surgery at KGH.
Maker
Depuy
Site Made (City)
Warsaw
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1993
circa 1993
Date Remarks
Appear in a 1993 Depuy catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Each device has a number from 1-7 printed on the bottom, increasing with size.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-9
Condition Remarks
Like new.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"DePuy Product Portfolio, Reconstructive Products," Warsaw, Indiana, 1993, p. 9 (see attached photocopy); "DePuy Product Portfolio, Instruments," Warsaw, Indiana, 1993, p. 68 (see attached photocopy).
"Internet: Isotis: Tissue Engineers"; CD #7
Research Facts
These devices are used for determining the proper fit for the real cement restrictors which would be used in hip replacement surgery to keep the cement from leaking down the femur shaft.
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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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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
998001002
Description
A moulded right forearm Colles aluminum splint; metal base has all over diamond-shaped cutouts; at the hand end the brace twists slightly with the edge of thin aluminum rolls over.
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Accession Number
998001002
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Splints
External Fixators
Orthopedic Fixation Devices
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
Forearm Injuries
Description
A moulded right forearm Colles aluminum splint; metal base has all over diamond-shaped cutouts; at the hand end the brace twists slightly with the edge of thin aluminum rolls over.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Kingston General Hospital
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Date Remarks
Based on suppliers' catalogues.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Imprinted into back: "z 20-08"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-16
Dimension Notes
Length 27.0 cm x Width 10.0 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor adhesive residue and scratches on the surface of arm brace.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
The concave arm brace has upturned sides that can be bent and fit around the human arm. Based on suppliers' catalogue: "Hospital & Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 121 (similar to item G); "A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing," by V. Mueller and Company, Chicago, 1956, p. 369 (similar to item OS-10150); CD #2
Research Facts
Named for Abraham Colles (1773-1843), Professor of Surgery at the College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland, and who identified Colles' fracture of the wrist.
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cup inserter/ impactor handle

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Dates
1993
circa 1993
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
004029005
Description
A cup inserter/ impactor handle consisting of a handle made out of a compressed wood-grained resin product; extending from the handle is a curved shaft with a disc on the end with a screw in the centre; there is a traction handle attached to the shaft which extends back from the disc at about a 45 …
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Accession Number
004029005
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Orthopedic Equipment
Hip Prosthesis -- instrumentation
Description
A cup inserter/ impactor handle consisting of a handle made out of a compressed wood-grained resin product; extending from the handle is a curved shaft with a disc on the end with a screw in the centre; there is a traction handle attached to the shaft which extends back from the disc at about a 45 degree angle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used for hip replacement surgery at KGH.
Maker
Depuy
Site Made (City)
Warsaw
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1993
circa 1993
Date Remarks
Appears in a 1993 DePuy catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
resin (?): brown
Inscriptions
"D 2013-08" printed on the shaft.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-9
Dimension Notes
Length 35.7 cm x Width 13.8 cm x Depth 8.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Some minor wear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"DePuy Product Portfolio, Reconstruction Products," Warsaw, Indiana, 1993, p. 57 (see attached photocopy); Mary White; CD #7
Research Facts
This device was used with a cup impactor which screws on to the end to hold an implant securely into the acetabulum while the adhesive dried during hip replacement surgery.
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Dates
1993
circa 1993
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
004029008
Description
An impactor consisting of a handle made out of a compressed wood-grained resin product with a bar extending out of it, then curving at about a 45 degree angle, then straightening again with a screw on the end.
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Accession Number
004029008
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Orthopedic Equipment
Hip Prosthesis -- instrumentation
Description
An impactor consisting of a handle made out of a compressed wood-grained resin product with a bar extending out of it, then curving at about a 45 degree angle, then straightening again with a screw on the end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used for hip replacement surgery at KGH.
Maker
Depuy
Site Made (City)
Warsaw
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1993
circa 1993
Date Remarks
A similar item appears in a 1993 DePuy catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
resin (?): brown
Inscriptions
"D 2013-00" printed on the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-9
Dimension Notes
Length 28.5 cm x Width 13.5 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Some minor wear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"DePuy Product Portfolio, Instruments," Warsaw, Indiana, 1993, p. 57 (see attached photocopy); CD #7
Research Facts
This device was used with a cup impactor which screws on to the end to hold an implant securely into the acetabulum while the adhesive dried during hip replacement surgery.
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Dates
1993
circa 1993
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
004029007 a-b
Description
An inserter (a) consisting of a handle made out of a compressed wood-grained resin product; a curved shaft extends from the handle; at the end is a disc with a plastic half sphere (b) screwed onto it.
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Accession Number
004029007 a-b
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Orthopedic Equipment
Hip Prosthesis -- instrumentation
Description
An inserter (a) consisting of a handle made out of a compressed wood-grained resin product; a curved shaft extends from the handle; at the end is a disc with a plastic half sphere (b) screwed onto it.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - inserter - Size: Length 36.7 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 3.1 cm
b - half-sphere - Size: Depth 1.2 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
Provenance
Used for hip replacement surgery at KGH.
Maker
Depuy
Site Made (City)
Warsaw
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1993
circa 1993
Date Remarks
Appears in a 1993 DePuy catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
resin?: brown
plastic: white
Inscriptions
"D 2138-00" printed on the shaft.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-9
Condition Remarks
Some minor wear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"DePuy Product Portfolio, Instruments," Warsaw, Indiana, 1993, p. 55 (see attached photocopy); CD #7
Research Facts
This device was used to hold an implant securely into the acetabulum while the adhesive dried during hip replacement surgery.
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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…
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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
Images
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