Meaning of arthroplasty in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɑːθrə(ʊ)plasti/


mass nounMedicine
  • 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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’


Late 19th century from arthro- + -plasty.