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pros·the·sis

 (prŏs-thē′sĭs)
n. pl. pros·the·ses (-sēz)
1. An artificial device used to replace a missing body part, such as a limb, tooth, eye, or heart valve.
2. Replacement of a missing body part with such a device.
3. Linguistics Prothesis.

[Greek, addition, from prostithenai, prosthe-, to add : pros-, pros- + tithenai, to put; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

prosthesis

(ˈprɒsθɪsɪs; prɒsˈθiːsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
1. (Surgery) surgery
a. the replacement of a missing bodily part with an artificial substitute
b. an artificial part such as a limb, eye, or tooth
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) linguistics another word for prothesis
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek: an addition, from prostithenai to add, from pros- towards + tithenai to place]
prosthetic adj
prosˈthetically adv

pros•the•sis

(prɒsˈθi sɪs for 1; ˈprɒs θə sɪs for 2 )

n., pl. -ses (-siz for 1; -ˌsiz for 2 )
1. a device, either external or implanted, that substitutes for or supplements a missing or defective part of the body.
[1545–55; < Late Latin < Greek prósthesis a putting to, addition =pros(ti)thé(nai) to put to, add (pros- to, toward + tithénai to put)]
pros•thet′ic (-ˈθɛt ɪk) adj.
pros•thet′i•cal•ly, adv.

prosthesis

An artificial attachment to replace a body part, such as a limb or organ.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prosthesis - corrective consisting of a replacement for a part of the bodyprosthesis - corrective consisting of a replacement for a part of the body
corrective, restorative - a device for treating injury or disease
glass eye - prosthesis consisting of an artificial eye made of glass
implant - a prosthesis placed permanently in tissue
obturator - a prosthesis used to close an opening (as to close an opening of the hard palate in cases of cleft palate)
pegleg, wooden leg, peg, leg - a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg
Translations

prosthesis

[prɒsˈθiːsɪs] N (prostheses (pl)) [prɒsˈθiːsiːz]prótesis f

prosthesis

[prɒsˈθiːsɪs] n (MEDICINE)prothèse f

prosthesis

n (spec)Prothese f

pros·the·sis

n. prótesis, reemplazo de una parte del cuerpo con un sustituto artificial.

prosthesis

n (pl -ses) prótesis f
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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.
This is the most important reason why the two authors of the present paper started, a few years ago, to work a software oriented on hand prosthesis design and simulation.
Beyond Broken Bones" tells the story of orthopedics and prosthetics -- from the mechanics and materials of the body's musculoskeletal system, to prosthesis design and surgical and non-surgical treatments for orthopedic conditions, as they developed from Ancient Egypt to the present.
Mathematical shape optimization of hip prosthesis design, Journal Biomechanics,22,793-804.
Patent Office has awarded a patent to the Hospital for Special Surgery for a new type of shoulder joint prosthesis design for the glenoid component aimed at improving stability while maintaining fixation.
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1, 2) This 3-D computer impingement model simulated humeral abduction in the scapular plane and permitted the modification of several prosthesis design parameters (e.
The geared linkages with inverted slider-crank as basic structure can be used successfull for the proposed active knee prosthesis design.
Significant efforts have been made to refine the surgical implantation method and recommend prosthesis design modifications to reduce both the type of complications and their associated rates.
Thus, rTSA prosthesis design has primarily focused on altering geometry in the coronal plane; little focus has attempted to investigate sagittal plane design variations.
The creation of prosthesis for upper limbs with anthropomorphic characteristics of the human hand is a very important problem in prosthesis design.
These waveform types did not appear related to the general type of bearing articulation; however, specific parameters such as prosthesis design, type of polyethylene, ceramic or metal, and bearing size were not analyzed due to the fact that in some cases these were unknown, and where known, the sample size was too small for meaningful comparison.