artificial joint


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Noun1.artificial joint - a metal or plastic part that is surgically implanted to replace a natural joint (possibly elbow or wrist but usually hip or knee)
implant - a prosthesis placed permanently in tissue
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The trial will also show whether taking cod-liver oil before joint replacement helps prevent some of the complications such as loosening of the artificial joint.
Nearly two million people receive artificial hips or knees each year, and the artificial joint market continues to grow in conjunction with trends associated with an aging population and increases in obesity, among others," said Leo Smit, Business Director for Implants, DSM Biomedical.
In addition to his teaching duties at Kettering, Beholz is involved in a variety of research projects at the university including the Chemical Agent Fate Research Project, relating to chemical dispersion, for the Defense Department, and the Increased Artificial Joint Life in Friction Bearing Orthopedic Applications research project, to extend the life of joint replacements, in collaboration with McLaren Regional Medical Center.
The PCM (Porous Coated Motion) Artificial Cervical Disc was designed by leading spine surgeons, and in collaboration with Waldemar Link GmbH&Co, a German orthopedic implant company with extensive experience in artificial joint replacement.
Tenders are invited for Purchase and delivery of artificial joint implants, disposable equipment for autotransfusion and other anastomoses used in trauma surgery - orthopedic
Maartenskliniek to make weight-bearing multi-position MRI image analysis an integral part of reconstructive artificial joint surgery, as well as an integral part of the post-surgical analysis of artificial joint performance.
Artificial joint replacement is currently the gold standard for the treatment of many end-stage diseases of the joints.
It's reserved for people who don't need their wrists for heavy daily use, and the artificial joint typically lasts 10 to 15 years.
The company is known for its advanced medical services and surgical techniques such as 3D printing technology in orthopedic implant manufacturing and precise artificial joint operation.
An artificial joint usually made from metal, ceramic, or polymeric components.
As drug-based methods of management are ineffective, many patients with this disease will degenerate to the point of requiring invasive artificial joint replacement surgery.
The MXL project uses computational modelling to define the mechanics of an artificial joint - a complex interaction of individual anatomy, prosthesis design, sizing and placement - to ensure successful surgery and longer lifespans of the prosthetic joints.

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