alloplasty

alloplasty

 [al´o-plas-te]
in psychoanalytic theory, adaptation by alteration of the external environment (alloplastic change). adj., adj alloplas´tic.

al·lo·plas·ty

(al'ō-plas'tē),
Repair of defects by allotransplantation.

alloplasty

(ăl′ə-plăs′tē)
n.
1. The repair of defects by allotransplantation.
2. A surgical operation in which a synthetic material, such as stainless steel, replaces a body part or tissue.

alloplasty

Psychiatry
A term used in psychoanalysis for the adaptation to stressful situations by altering the external environment rather than by changing oneself.

Surgery
An older, generic term for the repair or replacement of a native tissue with a synthetic part (e.g., hip joint or heart valve).

al·lo·plas·ty

(al'ō-plas-tē)
Repair of defects by allotransplantation.

al·lo·plas·ty

(al'ō-plas-tē)
Repair of defects by allotransplantation.
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The target groups are citizens with basalt level rehabilitation plans from hospitals with the following diagnoses: Hofte (Total Hip Alloplasty - THA) and Knee (Osteoarthritis TKA), Osteoarthritis, Knee Ligament and Meniscus, Rough (Discus Problems) and Shoulder (Dislocation Syndrome).
Ritter and Campbell (Ritter & Campbell, 1989) pointed out the fact that conditions of the femoral channel were crucial for successful revision alloplasty. It means that the bone cement must be completely eliminated with minimal damaging of the cortical or cancellous bone.
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