Onlay

English translation: onlay

13:02 Aug 26, 2020
German to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical (general) / Summary of patient report
German term or phrase: Onlay
Hi,

The patient in question is to have a knee replacement. The report describes the prosthesis (Refobacin/Palacos) with an 8mm 'Onlay' in the original German. I believe this refers to the bone cement. Could I simply use the English term 'onlay' in translation? I don't know if anyone else on here has encountered this before?

Please let me know if you need more details.

Thanks and regards,
Alison.
Alison Waddington
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:25
English translation:onlay
Explanation:
German commonly adopts English words without bothering to translate them.
http://joshskneeblog.weebly.com/blog/inlay-vs-onlay-whos-get...
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philgoddard
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onlay


Explanation:
German commonly adopts English words without bothering to translate them.
http://joshskneeblog.weebly.com/blog/inlay-vs-onlay-whos-get...

philgoddard
United States
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 87
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Many thanks (to all) for your prompt responses

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agree  Barbara Schmidt: agree
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agree  Kim Metzger
16 mins

agree  Johannes Gleim
34 mins

agree  Susanne Schiewe
49 mins

agree  Harald Moelzer (medical-translator)
1 hr

agree  milinad
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