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

1885–90; arthro- + -plasty Unabridged
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arthroplasty (ˈɑːθrəˌplæstɪ)
surgical repair of a diseased joint

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

  1. The creation of an artificial joint.

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

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Hip and knee arthroplasty in the geriatric population.
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