Arthroplasty is a surgical procedure that alters or completely replaces a joint in the body, usually to restore normal function 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. The procedure is used to treat damage from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, joint injuries, osteonecrosis, and other joint damage from disease or injury.
- Track 1-1 Ankle Replacement Surgery
- Track 2-2 Hip Replacement Surgery
- Track 3-3 Knee Replacement Surgery
- Track 4-4 Shoulder Replacement
- Track 5-5 Biomaterials in Arthroplasty