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​Hip Replacements: 50 Years Since NI's First Operation

Fifty years ago this week, Northern Ireland's first hip replacement was performed at Musgrave Park Hospital in Belfast by visiting surgeon Mr Peter King and his right hand man; local trainee surgeon John Halliday.

 Peter King developed one of the earliest un-cemented prostheses for hip joint replacement. On that Sunday morning in 1967, 20 doctors and nurses crammed into a tiny operating theater to learn how to perform the operation which has since transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.

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