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

Definition of arthroplasty in English:


The surgical reconstruction or replacement of a joint: the ever-increasing population of older adults will expand the demand for arthroplasty
More example sentences
  • The average length of time for each total knee arthroplasty is 45 minutes from incision to application of dressings.
  • During interposition arthroplasty, your surgeon removes any bone spurs or loose pieces of bone.
  • The vast strides made in arthroplasty have also made this once highly complicated procedure more widely available.


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

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