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Double hip replacement. Coloured frontal X-ray of the pelvis of an 87-year-old woman who has had a double hip replacement. The prosthetic implants include a femoral section and an artificial hip socket (acetabulum) fixed to the pelvis. There are additional anchors (screws) to hold the hip sockets in place. The two hip implants are of two different sizes and types, with only one of the hip sockets being replaced.
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