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I searched to find the weight of the prosthesis, but was unable to. When I'm in the OR tomorrow, I will try to find a package and see if it states the weight. If it does, then I'll get back on and tell you...
I have held these in my hands many times. They weigh about 5 pounds per prosthesis, but please keep in mind that during the surgery a good bit of bone is removed as well from the body. About 1-3 pounds. Based on that, I think its safe to say that you are adding about 2-4 pounds on your body per prosthesis.
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