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- n. The surgical repair of a joint, or creation of an artificial joint, such as a hip replacement.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In surgery, the operative establishment of an artificial joint in cases of ankylosis.
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- n. surgical reconstruction or replacement of a malformed or degenerated joint
arthro- + -plasty (Wiktionary)