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Arthroplasty is a surgical procedure performed by an orthopedic surgeon that alters or completely replaces a joint in the body, usually to restore normal motion and relieve pain in a malformed or diseased joint, such as the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow or ankle. Arthroplasty may also be required due to cartilage that wears out, limb/joint malalignment, joint space narrowing, a stiff joint, disease, or other degenerative or traumatic conditions.

Depending on the severity of the problem with the joint and other factors, resection arthroplasty, interpositional arthroplasty or total joint arthroplasty may be performed.

Types of arthroplasty

  • Replacement arthroplasty – It is reconstruction of the joint by replacing the joint totally or partially.
  • Excision arthroplasty – In this type one or both, of the articular ends are excised so that the gap is created between them.

What are the risks of arthroplasty?

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Blood clots in the legs or lungs
  • Loosening of prosthetic parts
  • Stiffness or pain that does not go away

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