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joint replacement arthroplasty.
total hip replacement total hip arthroplasty.
total joint replacement total joint arthroplasty.


1. Restoration.
2. Substitution.


/re·place·ment/ (re-plās´ment)
1. substitution; see also replacement therapy, under therapy.

joint replacement  arthroplasty.


Etymology: Fr, replacer, to put in place again
the substitution of a missing part or substance with a similar structure or substance, such as the replacement of an amputated limb with a prosthesis or the replacement of lost blood with donor blood.


The enrolment of a clinical trial subject to compensate for the withdrawal of another.


Medtalk The plenishment or substitution of that which is lost or inadequate. See Estrogen replacement, Hair replacement, Total hip replacement, Total knee replacement.


1. Restoration.
2. Substitution.


alternative or back-up groups of animals.

replacement flocks
flocks of poultry dedicated to the production of eggs for production of day-old chicks, requiring particular attention to the prevention of diseases transmitted vertically through the egg.
replacement heifers
heifers retained in a herd, or sold to other herds, to replace cows culled for age, low production or disease.

Patient discussion about replacement

Q. What vitamins does meat have that i should replace in my diet? I stop eating meat and am trying to make sure that I get the right vitamins. I already take a multivitamins and fish oil pills every day. Are there any other specific vitamins I should take? If so, what do they do?

A. Vitamin B complex, iron pills, protein supplement. You can find those in legumes, they have a lot of proteins. Lentils have vitamin B, brown rice also.
Can’t think of anything more…

Q. What are good items to replace salt with for cooking? My Dad has highblood pressure and we'd like to start using products that have no salt/sodium to add to cooking for adding taste. Like Mrs. Dash

A. One thing that works GREAT for adding a lot of flavor and not a lot of sodium or calories is mustard. I really like taking chicken breast and lightly covering it with mustard and then topping with a little Parmesan cheese and cooking that all up in the oven till the top is golden.

Q. Has anyone had a minimally invasive partial knee replacement? How did it go and are you pleased? I will be having one in the next few weeks and would just like some input. Thanks...

A. Hmm... Never underwent it myself, but you may read some more here:

and you may also watch it here:

Take care,

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Replacement heifer inventories dropped from 179 thousand head in 2010 to 136 thousand head in 2011 and continued to fall to 115 thousand head in 2012.
The last farm in the model had a herd of 130 small-framed Holstein/Jersey crossbred cows and 95 replacement heifers.
Non-invasive real-time ultrasound was used to estimate changes in economically important live animal carcass traits that relate to muscling and meat quality, which are important criterion for replacement heifer selection included LMA, LMA/unit of BW ([cm.
The farm has 410 milking cows and 260 replacement heifers, and more than 300 acres of grassland that provides forage for local farmers.
Interestingly though, some are already finding innovative ways to use the pen space, for instance, growing dairy replacement heifers, beef replacement heifers or even serving as a place for cows to be fed until pastures return.
This was caused by falling milk yields per cow as a result of poor silage made in 2007 and worsening herd fertility, as well as a lack of replacement heifers following herd sales and increased culling post-TB.
Another major area of inquiry at Fort Keogh is the management of replacement heifers - young females that go back into the breeding herd to produce the next generation of calves.
She and her family milk 550 cows and maintain 450 replacement heifers on 1,000 acres near Coupeville on Whidbey Island.
Llwyn y Brain hosts a herd of 73 cows consisting of pedigree Limousin and Continental crosses, and 15 home-bred replacement heifers.
The study demonstrated that, with careful management, outwintered replacement heifers can meet their growth targets.

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