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Charnley hip arthroplasty

Pronunciation: charn′lē

Definition: a form of total hip replacement consisting of the application of a polyethylene acetabular cup and a metal femoral head prosthesis; it bears the name of John Charnley who is regarded as the pioneer in the development of this procedure.

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