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12:02 Mar 3, 2002
German to English translations [PRO]
Medical
German term or phrase: Roknep/Toknep
Names of surgical techniques used in knee joint replacement. Not appearing in any context.
Margit Pehrsson
Local time: 08:01
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Summary of answers provided
4Rotating Knee Prosthesis / Total Knee Prosthesis
Noemi Carrera
4definition of KNEPxxxAnneM


  

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definition of KNEP


Explanation:
This might help you.
The abbreviation KNEP is Knienendoprothese (KNEP)and I presume the TO is total as in total knee replacement.
As for the RO??? maybe partial but hopefully someone will be able shed more light on this.

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Note added at 2002-03-03 12:38:41 (GMT)
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A shot in the dark but I think RO might refer to robotic knee surgery

http://www.google.com/search?hl=es&q="robotic knee"&lr=


    Reference: http://www.thieme.de/archiv/zfo/abstracts2000/daten/a_b.html
xxxAnneM
Local time: 00:31
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 14
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Rotating Knee Prosthesis / Total Knee Prosthesis


Explanation:
I think they are two types of knee prostheses:

"KNEP" stands for "Knienendoprothese", then...


http://www.sicg.org/Abstract/Bari98/baars.htm

Roknep - Rotating Knee Prosthesis

http://www.osteonics.com/howmedica/book/page13.html

Toknep - Total Knee Prosthesis

I hope it helps.
Best wishes.




    Reference: http://www.sicg.org/Abstract/Bari98/baars.htm
    Reference: http://www.osteonics.com/howmedica/book/page13.html
Noemi Carrera
Spain
Local time: 00:31
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish

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agree  Dr Janine Manuel BSc BHB MBChB
4 hrs
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disagree  Dietrich Herrmann, MD, PhD, MBA: What you are referring to is a type of prosthesis known as "hinged". Of course all the knee prostheses rotate around a transverse axis.Nowadays hinged types are only used in special casesThe 2 "German?"terms are unknown to my colleagues and me.
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