ascending aortic prosthesis
allogenic bone matrix
Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene
Post, to be fixed on two-part dental implants to hold a dental crown, a bar or any other attachment to
see: Platform switching.
Acellular Dermal Matrix
Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion is cervical spine surgery from the front of the neck
see Autologous chondrocyte implantation
Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation A technique for the treatment of large isolated cartilage defects. A small sample of cartilage is harvested
Treatment of an implant surface by acid in order to increase its surface area by subtraction.
Anterior cruciate ligament
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Autologous Chondrocyte Transplantation
Treatment of an implant surface by addition of material, e. g. to increase the surface or build an interactive layer.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
AdvaMed, or the Advanced Medical Technology Association, is an American medical device trade association. AdvaMed’s states to promote competitive policies
Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion ALIF is a procedure where surgeons work on the lower spine from the front and fuse
allogenic Being genetically different although belonging to or obtained from the same species.
allogeneic Being genetically different although belonging to or obtained from the same species.
or allogenic graft. Graft tissue from genetically dissimilar members of the same species.
Synthetic, inorganic material. Alloplastic graft.
A nonbiologic material such as metal, ceramic, and plastic.
Anterior Lumbar Plate (for spine)
Al2O3 A metallic oxide Single crystal Polycrystal Used eg for dental implants, hip implants.
The most coronal portion of the alveolar process
A deficiency in the contour of the alveolar ridge. It can be vertical (apicocoronal) and/or horizontal (buccolingual, mesiodistal)
The portion of bone surrounding and supporting the teeth. Also: Alveolar ridge, Residual ridge, Ridge.
AMIC® (Autologous Matrix-Induced Chondrogenesis) is a single step, cost efficient and effective technique for treating traumatic cartilage defects. Chondro-Gide® offers
ALCL is a rare type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system cells.
Formation of new blood vessels
syn.: Angled abutment Dental implant abutment with a body not parallel with the long axis of the implant.
absence of iris
annuloplasty is a surgical technique repairing heart valves
An anode is an electrode, where electrons leave the cell and oxidation occurs (“-“).
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syn.: Schneiderian Membrane
Anatomy: Sinus (maxillaris), maxillary sinus, Antrum of Highmore see: Maxillary sinus
Anchor Peg Glenoid
Autonomic Regulation Therapy
Arthrodesis (also artificial ankylosis or syndesis), is the artificial induction of joint ossification between two bones by surgery. This is
The artificial kidney is not available yet. Researchers are working on it and the first implanted artificial kidney is expected
atrial septal defect An Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) is a common congenital cardiac defect that consists of a hole in
ASTM International (formerly American Society for Testing and Materials), develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range
Decrease in size of a cell, organ, tissue or part.
Dental: Mechanical device used for the retention and stability of a dental prosthesis.
Maintaining, restoring or augmenting the volume of tissue with biomaterial, resorbable or non-resorbable.
Tissue surgically removed from one area of a person’s body and transplanted in another site on the same person.
In transplantation (and blood transfusion), when the donor and recipient are the same person.
ACI (Autologous chondrocyte implantation) repairs articular cartilage. It works in three stages: 1. Arthroscopically sampling of 200 to 300 mg
Lacking blood vessels.
Aortic Valve Graft
aortic valve replacement
Any force applied in the direction of the long axis of an implant.
These are 2 examples. For more, have a look in the Glossary!