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Prosthetic hip joint. This artificial hip joint is made from titanium, a light but strong metal. It consists of a shaft (bottom left) that is embedded in the femur (thigh bone) and a ball (right), which forms the joint with a socket (not seen) that is attached to the pelvis.
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