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Arthroplasty (literally “[re-]forming of joint”) is an orthopedic surgical procedure where the articular surface of a musculoskeletal joint is replaced, remodeled, or realigned by osteotomy or some other procedure. It is an elective procedure that is done to relieve pain and restore function to the joint.

see Cervical total disc replacement

see Lumbar total disc replacement

arthroplasty.txt · Last modified: 2016/01/19 10:10 (external edit)