In medicine, a prosthesis is an artificial extension that replaces a missing part of the body. Contrast with orthosis that supplements the body. Prostheses are typically used to replace parts lost by injury (traumatic) or missing from birth (congenital), supplement defective parts, allow transsexual men to change their outward physical sex, and achieve secondary sex characteristics for transsexual women, and in movie special effects.


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Questions and Answers about Hip Replacement
... Hip replacement, or arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure in which the diseased parts of the hip joint are removed and replaced with new, artificial parts. These artificial parts are called the prosth...
Source: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases


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