Artificial joints and ligaments and replacement blood vesels, c 1985.
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Artificial joints and ligaments and replacement blood vesels, c 1985.

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Description

A selection of objects illustrating how synthetic materials can be used in replacement surgery. Clockwise from top left: a stainles steel and ultra high molecular weight polythene hip replacement; two bone fractures held together by plates made from nylon and carbon fibre in epoxy resin; replacement knee ligaments made from carbon fibre and polyester braid; replacement blood vesels consisting of flexible tubes of 'Dacron' polyester.
 

Image Ref.

10220603
 

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