noun[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.
Definition of arthroplasty in:
- The US English dictionary