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What is joint replacement?

Joint replacement is the surgical removal of a joint and replacement of it with an artificial (prosthetic) one. The technical term for joint replacement is arthroplasty. It can be performed on many different joints, the most common being the hips and knees.

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Author: Jonathan Meddings BMedLabSc (Hons)
First answered: 17 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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