total joint replacement


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replacement

 [re-plās´ment]
joint replacement arthroplasty.
total hip replacement total hip arthroplasty.
total joint replacement total joint arthroplasty.

total joint replacement

a surgical procedure for the treatment of severe arthritis and other disorders in which the normal articulating surfaces of a joint are replaced by metal and plastic prostheses. The operation most commonly involves replacement of the hip joint, although the knee and other joints may also be replaced. Also called total joint arthroplasty.

total joint replacement

Surgical removal of a diseased or injured joint and its replacement with an orthosis.
knee, replacement of; hip replacement, total;
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Sixteen percent (16%) of respondents do not have a pre-operative class or teaching mechanism for their patients prior to their total joint replacement surgery.
Considering the gravity of the medical consequences of prosthetic implant loosening, we question the philosophy of the device-bone interface adopted from the total joint replacement procedure.
For this specific clinical project on total joint replacement the CPDC organized an initial meeting with the following members: the medical leader (chief of the division of orthopedics), the operations leader (orthopedic patient care services administrator), the nursing director of the orthopedic unit, the outcomes coordinator, the nurse educator for the orthopedic unit, and the CPDC.
One 46-year-old woman is an example of how total joint replacement can enhance one's quality of life and again allow normal activities that others take for granted.
Third party payers for healthcare are becoming increasingly interested in establishing centers of excellence for high volume, high cost procedures such as total joint replacement.
Total joint replacement of a diseased or disabled knee using artificial knee implants has been established as a reliable and efficacious treatment modality.
These new spaces will allow OrthoNeuro to better serve patients in the community of Pickerington and surrounding areas with the best orthopedic and neurological care in the areas of: total joint replacement, sports medicine, foot & ankle, hand, headache, shoulder, spine, neurology, and physical medicine & rehabilitation.
Women fare better than men following total joint replacement (TJR), contradicting long-held theories that TJR is underutilized in women because they have worse post-op outcomes, according to study findings presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Total joint replacement reduced those risks by about 40%, Dr.
The American Hospital Dubai has appointed paediatric orthopedic surgeons and specialist foot surgeons at the hospital's expanded specialist department dedicated to orthopedic surgery and total joint replacement.
Patients suffering from this degenerative joint disease either go through a total joint replacement, or are forced to live with pain every day.
WORCESTER - University of Massachusetts Medical School researchers are touting - in a prestigious journal - a model they have developed to better understand the outcome of total joint replacement surgeries, from the patient's perspective.

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