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replacement

1. Geology the growth of a mineral within another of different chemical composition by gradual simultaneous deposition and removal
2. a process of fossilization by gradual substitution of mineral matter for the original organic matter

replacement

[ri′plās·mənt]
(geology)
Growth of a new or chemically different mineral in the body of an old mineral by simultaneous capillary solution and deposition.
(paleontology)
Substitution of inorganic matter for the original organic constituents of an organism during fossilization.
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Mean operative time for total joint replacement when it was the first operation was 113.
It is plausible that the minimal effect of hospital closure on total joint replacement volumes seen in this study could be due to the financial difficulties and decreased volumes that were already being experienced by these institutions long before closure as well-reimbursed operations moved elsewhere.
Major Finding: Total joint replacement had no significant association with atherosclerosis in adults overall but was associated with it in women with hand OA.
This lack of information and potential lack of uniformity drove members of the Acute Care Section-APTA to begin discussions about formation of a Total Joint Replacement Special Interest Group (TJR SIG) related to improving the care and rehabilitation of patients after total joint replacement.
Second, the authors were able to provide insight to the efficacy of an exercise programme for patients who had been scheduled for a total joint replacement.
Proponents say that people with resurfaced joints are capable of more vigorous activity than those who get total joint replacements.
In ultra-fit Colorado, the number of total joint replacements in all three categories more than doubled between 1997 and 2006, with more than 4,200 hip replacements, 8,500 knee replacements and 600 shoulder replacements in 2006.
Total joint replacement is a surgical procedure in which the patient's natural joint is replaced with an artificial one.
Although much is known about total joint replacement, research has had little success in elucidating the genesis of prosthetic stem loosening.
When cartilage is so worn away it no longer protects the bone, partial and even total joint replacement is necessary.
Following an introduction, they present chapters on the development and application of new systems, including composites for dental restoratives, enamel and dentin adhesion, maxillofacial bone augmentation and replacement, application of polymers for dental therapies, and polymeric biomaterials for articulating joint repair and total joint replacement.