SOVEREIGN, ISM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SOVEREIGN, ISM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Coloured X-ray (front view) of the pelvis of an male patient aged 65, showing an artificial (prosthetic) total hip joint replacement. At left is a metal ball-and-socket implant forming a prosthetic joint between the pelvis and the thigh-bone (femur). This was surgical treatment for osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis).
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