arthroplasty

[ahr-thruh-plas-tee]
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. arthrometer,
  2. arthrometry,
  3. arthropathic,
  4. arthropathy,
  5. arthrophyma,
  6. arthropod,
  7. arthropoda,
  8. arthropodiasis,
  9. arthropods,
  10. arthropyosis

Origin of arthroplasty

First recorded in 1885–90; arthro- + -plasty

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British Dictionary definitions for arthroplasty

arthroplasty

noun

surgical repair of a diseased joint
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Medicine definitions for arthroplasty

arthroplasty

[ärthrə-plăs′tē]

n.

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

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