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  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 of arthroplasty

First recorded in 1885–90; arthro- + -plasty
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Examples from the Web for arthroplasty

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

British Dictionary definitions for arthroplasty


  1. surgical repair of a diseased joint
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arthroplasty in Medicine


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  1. The creation of an artificial joint.
  2. The surgical restoration of the integrity and functional power of a joint.
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