Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In surgery, the operative establishment of an artificial joint in cases of ankylosis.

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  • noun surgery The surgical repair of a joint, or creation of an artificial joint, such as a hip replacement.

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  • noun surgical reconstruction or replacement of a malformed or degenerated joint

Etymologies

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arthro- + -plasty

Examples

  • Joint replacement, also known as arthroplasty, is considered by many to be one of the most successful medical innovations of the 20th century.

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  • This surgery is also know as arthroplasty, a very common procedure performed to thousands each year in the United States.

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  • Joint replacement, also known as arthroplasty, is considered by many to be one of the most successful medical innovations of the 20th century.

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  • The orthopaedic literature regarding sports and total joint replacement (also known as arthroplasty) is not extensive, and high-quality, objective, evidence-based information is lacking.

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  • Japan lags, though, in terms of invasive surgery; Japanese patients are much less apt than Americans to have operations such as arthroplasty, transplant, or heart bypass.

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  • Title: Effect of a walking skill training programme in patients who have undergone total hip arthroplasty – with follow-up one year after surgery

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  • Studies have shown many patients never regain walking and muscle function after a hip arthroplasty.

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  • In one case, a patient's entire knee arthroplasty site became infected after the patient's dog licked a small wound on the third toe of the leg that had been operated on.

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  • In one case, a patient's entire knee arthroplasty site became infected after the patient's dog licked a small wound on the third toe of the leg that had been operated on.

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  • Nor does the decision somehow vindicate this process: Since 2006, it has prohibited coverage for or imposed restrictive conditions on drug-coated cardiac stents, knee replacements for osteoarthritis, ultrasounds for pregnant women, infusion pumps for chronic pain medication, lumbar fusion back surgery, hip resurfacing arthroplasty and others.

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