Arthroplasty



the surgical repair of a joint or the fashioning of a movable joint, using the patient’s own tissue or an artificial replacement.
Historical Examples

An attempt should be made by arthroplasty to secure a movable joint at least on one side.
Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities–Head–Neck. Sixth Edition. Alexander Miles

noun
surgical repair of a diseased joint

arthroplasty ar·thro·plas·ty (är’thrə-plās’tē)
n.

The creation of an artificial joint.

The surgical restoration of the integrity and functional power of a joint.

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