Definition of arthroplasty in English:


Syllabification: ar·thro·plas·ty
Pronunciation: /ˈärTHrəˌplastē


The surgical reconstruction or replacement of a joint: the ever-increasing population of older adults will expand the demand for arthroplasty
More example sentences
  • Arthroplasty can be performed with an approach that retains the posterior cruciate ligament.
  • Hip and knee arthroplasty is increasingly important to improving the quality of life for older adults with arthritis.
  • The average length of time for each total knee arthroplasty is 45 minutes from incision to application of dressings.


late 19th century: from arthro- + -plasty.

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