Change and Stability in Technical Systems: Materials and Environments

Part of the Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History book series (STMMH)


In the previous chapters, we have followed the initial development of THRs, especially in Britain, and the development of the hip-joint industry, predominantly in the US. In this chapter we return to the technologies, to examine in more detail how they evolved, and what constrained them. In the next chapter we will relate the technology to its use in health services and to questions of regulation.


Minimally Invasive Surgery Technical System Femoral Prosthesis Metal Articulation Plastic Debris 
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© Julie Anderson, Francis Neary and John V. Pickstone 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM)The University of ManchesterUK

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