- the surgical repair of a joint or the fashioning of a movable joint, using the patient's own tissue or an artificial replacement.
Origin of arthroplasty
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An attempt should be made by arthroplasty to secure a movable joint at least on one side.
- surgical repair of a diseased joint
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- The creation of an artificial joint.
- The surgical restoration of the integrity and functional power of a joint.
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