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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The medical school researchers said, while most total joint replacements are successful, the effectiveness of the procedure matters a great deal as the population ages.
Hospitals or clinics offering total joint replacement offer education classes to persons considering total joint replacement or who are already scheduled to undergo surgery.
Thomas Murray, chief executive officer of the American Hospital Dubai, said: "The new Orthopedics and Total Joint Replacement Center has been developed into a truly one stop shop for the comprehensive treatment of adults and children with joint problems, sports related injuries or suffering from trauma.
Helgi Jonsson of the University of Iceland in Reykjavik and colleagues used total joint replacement (TJR) as an indicator of severe osteoarthritis (Ann.
The companies plan to leverage their combined expertise to offer orthopaedic surgeons comprehensive medical education programs that address advancements in patient care from early arthroscopic intervention to total joint replacement technologies and techniques.
Over 70 surgeons took part in the two-day event of the Total Joint Replacement Regional Center of Excellence organised by the Zimmer Institute, an independent body created in 2003 to provide professional training for surgeons.
Although only 2 percent of the American population that undergo total joint replacement surgery will suffer an infection, half of those infections are from MRSA.
According to the American Hospital Dubai, which is sponsoring and exhibiting at the Healthcare Travel Exhibition & Congress in Dubai, November 2-4, the Total Joint Replacement Center at the hospital treated 550 patients in 2007, 40 per cent of whom came from outside the UAE.
to prospectively study 569 patients scheduled to undergo total joint replacement surgery.
It is hosted by the hospital's Total Joint Replacement Program and is part of an ongoing series of free community seminars offered this year.
DALLAS -- Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) today announced that 33 hospitals have received 71 designations for cardiac care, cardiac surgery, and heart rhythm disorders and 21 designations as UnitedHealth Premium([R]) Surgical Spine and Total Joint Replacement Specialty Centers.

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