Joint replacement and Arthroplasty

Joint replacement surgery is removing a damaged joint and putting in a new one. A joint is where two or more bones come together, like the knee, hip, and shoulder. The surgery is usually done by a doctor called an orthopaedic (or-tho-PEE-dik) surgeon.

arthroplasty is the surgical replacement of arthritic or destructive or necrotic joint or joint surface with prosthesis.