alloplasty

alloplasty

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

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

(al'ō-plas-tē)
Repair of defects by allotransplantation.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

al·lo·plas·ty

(al'ō-plas-tē)
Repair of defects by allotransplantation.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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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.
Replacement of worn-out joints (alloplasty) offers new treatment possibilities.