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arthroplasty

[ahr-thruh-plas-tee] /ˈɑr θrəˌplæs ti/
noun
1.
the surgical repair of a joint or the fashioning of a movable joint, using the patient's own tissue or an artificial replacement.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; arthro- + -plasty
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  • Hip and knee arthroplasty in the geriatric population.
British Dictionary definitions for arthroplasty

arthroplasty

/ˈɑːθrəˌplæstɪ/
noun
1.
surgical repair of a diseased joint
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arthroplasty in Medicine

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

  1. The creation of an artificial joint.

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

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