Film: 4375

Medicine | 1980 | Silent | Colour


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Mr Aicroth's Knee Operation 1980's

Metal casing over ball of joint. Smoothing joint with hammer and chisel. Clamping of bone, chiselling, drilling of holes for artificial joint, more drilling, partly to smooth joint off, as residual bone is washed away with stream of saline(?). Clamping, boring hole in lower bone. Knocking pin with hammer. Chipping at joint, chiselling, 'sanding down' with electric drill. Holes drilled into bone through template then enlarged with bigger drill head. Plate pressed over holes. Artificial joint pushed into place, cleaning bone fragments from drill holes. Testing joint by opening and closing. See films 9358, 7843 and 34233

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