Definition of arthroplasty in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɑːθrə(ʊ)plasti/


[mass noun] Medicine
The surgical reconstruction or replacement of a joint: the ageing of the world’s population has been the primary driver for hip replacement, or arthroplasty
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  • 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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