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.


Example of contemporary medical prosthetics used in Victoria, Australia.

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