Testing artificial hip

Testing artificial hip

M600/0250 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.4MB

Downloadable file size: 3.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


This image is part of the feature Bone Bank

Credit: MAURO FERMARIELLO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Testing artificial hip. Researcher investigating stress shielding in a prosthesized (artificial) hip. Stress shielding is where stress is transferred from the bone to the implant. This reduces the load on the bone, which is then broken down by the body as 'not needed'. This results in loosening and failure of the joint. Solutions to the problem include using composite materials for the implant that mimic bone flexibility. The head of the prosthesis, seen emerging from the bone, is held by the clamp at upper centre. Photographed at the Rizzoli Institute, Bologna, Italy.

Release details: Model release available. Property release not required.

Keywords: analysis, artificial implant, biomechanical, biomechanics, bologna, equipment, experiment, experimental, femur, force, healthcare, hip, italian, italy, joint, laboratory, male, man, measurement, measuring, mechanics, medical, medicine, prosthesis, prosthetic device, research, researcher, rizzoli institute, sensor, sensors, shielding, stress, study, technological, technology, test, testing, thigh bone

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.