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- n. The surgical repair of a joint, or creation of an artificial joint, such as a hip replacement.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In surgery, the operative establishment of an artificial joint in cases of ankylosis.
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- n. surgical reconstruction or replacement of a malformed or degenerated joint
This surgery is also know as arthroplasty, a very common procedure performed to thousands each year in the United States.
Joint replacement, also known as arthroplasty, is considered by many to be one of the most successful medical innovations of the 20th century.
The orthopaedic literature regarding sports and total joint replacement (also known as arthroplasty) is not extensive, and high-quality, objective, evidence-based information is lacking.
Japan lags, though, in terms of invasive surgery; Japanese patients are much less apt than Americans to have operations such as arthroplasty, transplant, or heart bypass.
Nor does the decision somehow vindicate this process: Since 2006, it has prohibited coverage for or imposed restrictive conditions on drug-coated cardiac stents, knee replacements for osteoarthritis, ultrasounds for pregnant women, infusion pumps for chronic pain medication, lumbar fusion back surgery, hip resurfacing arthroplasty and others.
Title: Effect of a walking skill training programme in patients who have undergone total hip arthroplasty – with follow-up one year after surgery
Studies have shown many patients never regain walking and muscle function after a hip arthroplasty.
In one case, a patient's entire knee arthroplasty site became infected after the patient's dog licked a small wound on the third toe of the leg that had been operated on.
(NYSE), a Melville, N.Y., maker of electrosurgical products, received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to market its BOSS surgical device targeted to orthopedic surgeons performing hip and knee arthroplasty.
Treatment for such injuries is not trivial and includes bone marrow stimulation techniques, abrasion arthroplasty debridement, drilling, micro-fracture, and mosaicplasty.
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