What is Joint Replacement Surgery?

Joint replacement surgery, also known as arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure in which a damaged joint, such as a hip or knee, is removed and replaced with an artificial joint (prosthesis).

  • The prosthesis is typically made of metal, plastic, or ceramic and is designed to mimic the function of the natural joint.
  • The surgery is usually done to relieve pain and improve the function of the joint and is most commonly performed on hips and knees.
  • Joint replacement surgery can be total or partial, depending on the extent of damage to the joint.
  • It is a commonly performed procedure and has a high success rate in improving patients' quality of life.

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