MIRIAM MASLO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MIRIAM MASLO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Total hip replacement. Coloured frontal X-ray of a female pelvis with a total hip replacement (white, lower right). The replacement hip consists of a ball and shaft, embedded in the femur (thigh bone, running up from bottom right), which moves freely in the prosthetic socket implanted in the pelvis.
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