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Swanson Finger Joint Implant Prosthesis - Dow Corning, Size 4, Synthetic, 1991 Object Reg. No: ST 038533

Summary:
Swanson finger joint implant prosthesis. Size 4 manufactured by Dow Corning in 1991. Packaged in plastic and cardboard box.

Prosthesis replaces damaged finger joint. The Swanson implant acts as a flexible hinge. Since the structure of the implant does not precisely replicate the joint it replaces, full function is not restored.

Cost of implant at time of manufacture was AUS $124.00.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Dow Corning Australia Pty Ltd
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: prostheses, prosthetics, implants
Themes this item is part of: Medicine in Society Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Medical Technology
Tertiary Classification: prosthetics
Inscriptions: Packaging reads; "CODE A CAT. NO." 470-0004 LOT NO.: HH090796 SIZE 4". MARKED ON SIDE "DOW CORNING CORPORATION MEDICAL PRODUCTS MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, U. S. A. 48686-0994".
Manufacturer: Dow Corning Australia Pty Ltd, Epping, New South Wales, Australia, 1991

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