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  1. Sir John. 1911–82, British surgeon noted for his invention of an artificial hip joint and his development of hip-replacement surgery
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  • She quickly arrived at Charnley Sound, and brought up in the deep bay near its entrance, on the north side.

    The Voyages of the Ranger and Crusader

    W.H.G. Kingston

charnley in Medicine


(chärnlē)Sir John 1911-1982
  1. British orthopedic surgeon who pioneered total hip replacement surgery. He also developed the technique of arthrodesis for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in the knee and hip.
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