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Austin Moore Hip Prosthesis

Health Sciences · Robert W. Jackson Arthroscopy

A metal artificial hip consisting primarily of a ball attached to a tapered stem by a collar. The artifact is a single solid piece. Much of the ball has a high polish while the remainder of the prosthesis has a duller finish. The stem (“femoral stem”) has two voids (called “fenestrations”) along its length. The collar has a single hole to facilitate removal.

Accession Number: 2023.JAC.279

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Primary Materials: Unknown Metal Alloy


Stamped on one face of the stem: “2677// 2// 51 m/m // FRANCOBAL”

Dimensions (cm): Height = 20, Width = 6.5, Length = 5.


The Austin Moore hip prosthesis is a common treatment for elderly patients when the femoral neck is fractured and displaced. Femoral neck fractures (often called “hip fractures”) are a very common injury among elderly people.

The ball of the prosthesis approximates the shape of the femoral head. The fenestrations in the stem allow for bone ingrowth (“osseointegration”).


This artifact is intact and on good condition. The polished part of the ball has light abrasions in various places. There are heavier patches of wear on the stem, especially around the larger of the two fenestrations.

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Date of Manufacture: Mid-to-late 20th c.


The Robert W. Jackson Arthroscopy Collection was acquired by the University of Toronto from Dr. Jackson’s family on November 12th, 2020.

Additional Information and References:

Kim J. Chillag, “Giants of Orthopaedic Surgery: Austin T. Moore MD.” Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 474, no. 12 (2016): 2606–10.

Historical Notes:

  • Donated to UTSIC