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 next project in Monklands will be a replacement joint campus for Carnbroe and Sikeside primaries; this project will be designed to meet the changing inclusive and integrative vision of the council.
The contract is to provide a replacement joint air to surface standoff missile (JASSM) anti-jam GPS receiver with a new JASSM Anti-Jam GPS Receiver (JAGR) due to obsolescence.
His competitive career was ended by a knee injury, which in later years necessitated a replacement joint. In the 1970s he commenced his admin career at Stockton RFC as chairman in 1976 and became Stockton's president in 1990.
"People tell me they are holding back as long as they can from having a replacement joint because they are worried it will wear out and they will have to have another fitted.
A more recent option is anterior hip replacement, in which the surgeon places the replacement joint through an incision in the front of the hip, compared to conventional hip replacement from the rear and side.
More than 85,000 patients with severe arthritis of the knee undergo replacement joint surgery every year in the UK.
Tokyo, Japan, April 06, 2014 --( Tokyo-based private fund, Hawk Trade, says it has granted one of its portfolio standouts, Nanotec Industries, an additional tranche of funds to facilitate the final development stages of a new hip replacement joint that will last for the lifetime of the patient.
But now it is smiles all round after he underwent an operation to have a replacement joint, and the "Godfather of North East Comedy" has confirmed four shows being held across the region later this year to raise PS20,000 will go ahead.
He is heading up research into a new longer-lasting knee replacement joint.

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