A type of PROSTHETIC DEVICE.
An artificial component used to replace a part of the human body that is no longer functioning correctly as it is worn or damaged.
An example being the use of an IMPLANT in JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY, where an IMPLANT is used to replace a worn or damaged joint (the commonest joint replacements being of the hip and knee).
National Joint Registry Dataset: v.1: 24th March 2003
This class is also known by these names: