News Release September 14, 2004 - Richmond, VA - In early April 2004 a BellaSwartz Productions film crew spent a day at the Phipps & Bird manufacturing facility shooting background video for an upcoming Discovery Channel television program.
The documentary is about artificial hip implants, and investigates the possibility that they may not have been thoroughly cleaned prior to being implanted. This has resulted in infections and other medical problems in numerous patients who received them.
Phipps & Bird did not manufacture the hip joints involved: The video filmed at the company’s facility simply illustrates some basic manufacturing processes to the viewer. Most of the footage consists of very tight action shots of a
Close-up of machining operation
Lathe shot being framed
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