Endoprostheses of Human Joints - Possibilities and Limitations

  • E. Hipp
  • R. Gradinger
  • W. Plötz
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If we look back through medical history, we see that the wish and the need for joint replacement are hardly new. But it was not until 1890, that Pean produced an artificial shoulder-joint using a construction of metal and hard-rubber.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Hipp
    • 1
  • R. Gradinger
    • 1
  • W. Plötz
    • 1
  1. 1.Orthopädische Klinik und PoliklinikTechnische Universität MünchenMünchen 80Germany

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