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polyethylene acetabular implant (cup)

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Dates
1985
circa 1985
Collection
HMRC Apps Medical Research Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
001003031
Description
Acetabular implant, which consists of a concave cup made of polyethylene; the cup has rounded sides that flare out to create a lip with a thin edge; the top is open; there is a round groove cut into the outer edge of the cup, just before the lip; there is a metal wire set into this groove; there ar…
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Accession Number
001003031
Collection
HMRC Apps Medical Research Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Orthopedic Equipment
Hip Prosthesis -- instrumentation
Description
Acetabular implant, which consists of a concave cup made of polyethylene; the cup has rounded sides that flare out to create a lip with a thin edge; the top is open; there is a round groove cut into the outer edge of the cup, just before the lip; there is a metal wire set into this groove; there are four evenly spaced rectangular notches cut into the outside edge of the lip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Research material used at the Human Mobility Research Centre.
Maker
BG & C
Dates
1985
circa 1985
Material
polyethylene: off-white
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The outside bottom of the cup has "[a logo: an oval shape containing the letters BG&Co] 7 // 50 // J" stamped into the polyethylene.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-5
Dimension Notes
Depth 2.8 cm x Diam. 5.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows no corrosion; the polyethylene shows only minor wear; no staining is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Charles Sorbie; CD #3
Research Facts
This is a modular polyehtylene insert that was designed to fit inside a steel shell.
Images
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