arthroplasty

[ ahr-thruh-plas-tee ]
/ ˈɑr θrəˌplæs ti /

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for arthroplasty

arthroplasty

/ (ˈɑːθrəˌplæstɪ) /

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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