Charnley's hip replacement technique turns 50
A pioneering technique for hip replacements, devised by a British surgeon, is marking its 50th year of use.
Sir John Charnley, a surgeon with a love of engineering, developed his artificial hip joint and surgical technique at Wrightington Hospital in Lancashire.
It revolutionised hip replacement operations and became the 'gold-standard' procedure, which is still carried out on patients across the world.
Dominic Hughes reports.