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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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The joint replacement market in India grew in double digits between 2007 and 2014.
KNEE replacement can be either a unicompartmental (half knee joint) or a total knee replacement.
There is a false assumption that hip resurfacing (see below) has a longer lifespan than a total hip replacement (which lasts a minimum of 15 years).
Sales of commercial truck vehicles will experience solid growth through 2006 due to replacement demand and in response to future changes in EPA regulations.
Reports at the 2005 meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons found little difference in outcome or recovery time between traditional hip replacement surgery and minimally invasive surgery.
With current technology, about 95% of all knee replacements are expected to see a useful life of 15-20 years.
However, because more younger people are having hip replacements, and wearing away of the joint surface becomes a problem after 15 to 20 years, revision surgery is becoming more common.
They should consider just how much money they stand to lose or gain by replacement.
Key Questions Answered - While medical innovations that cater to younger, more physically active patients have led to an expanded adoption of knee replacement in treating degenerative knee diseases, the modest growth in procedure volume is largely offset by the lingering softness in the global economy.
Payment for replacement vehicles can occur in two ways: the taxpayer (1) orders the QI to transfer funds via the Automated Clearing House to the dealer or (2) writes a check to the dealer.
Though the findings have women and their doctors reevaluating treatment options, hormone replacement therapy won't be disappearing any time soon.
The major benefits of metal-metal surface replacements are that the femoral head of the hip joint is not amputated nor is bone in the femur removed.