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Line breaks: ar¦thro|plasty
Pronunciation: /ˈɑːθrə(ʊ)plasti

Definition of arthroplasty in English:


[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
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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