Charnley



noun
Sir John. 1911–82, British surgeon noted for his invention of an artificial hip joint and his development of hip-replacement surgery

Charnley Charn·ley (chärn’lē), Sir John. 1911-1982.

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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