The East Anglian Film Archive, the first and largest Regional Film Archive in England, was established in 1976. Since 1984, EAFA has been owned and operated by the University of East Anglia, Norwich (UEA), to support research and work to preserve our moving image heritage. More than 250 hours are freely available online as examples of the wide range of film which attracts interest the world over.
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Artificial Hip Joint using the McKee Farrar Prosthesis
Can't stand the sight of blood? - then DON'T watch this! This amazing film is of one the first ever successful hip replacements pioneered by consultants McKee and Farrar
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In 1966, hip replacement surgery was breaking new ground at the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital attracting worldwide interest. This film records every detail of the surgery involved to insert the ‘metal on metal’ McKee Farrar prosthesis. It would then be shown to students and surgeons to help with their training. The film shows the patient's pre-op assessment, X-rays, the intricate 'fitting' of the new steel hip and the cementing of the new parts before closing the patient up.
Hip replacement surgery has proved to be one of the most effective types of surgery in modern medical history. George Kenneth McKee joined the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital as orthopaedic surgeon in 1939 and worked to advance the development of a total hip replacement prototypes. John Watson Farrar joined him years later and they produced the pioneering McKee-Farrar prosthesis - the first widely used and successful total hip replacement from 1961. This success put Norwich Hospital on the map and attracted interest from all over the world. Watson Farrar commissioned this film to be made for teaching and it was eventually donated to the archive by a former nurse following Watson-Farrar's death in 1999