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What is Arthroplasty?


Arthroplasty is a surgery where a surgeon will actually go in and reconstruct/reform a joint. Cosmetic surgeons are who will typically perform an Arthroplasty Surgery.


Types of Arthroplasty Surgeries.


Joint Replacement: Is most common. Joint replacement is typically needed when the patient is not able to perform daily activities and other daily responsibilities.

Interpostional Arthroplasty: Interposition of some other tissue like skin, muscle or tendon to keep inflammatory surfaces apart.

Excisional or resection(al) arthroplasty: in which joint surface and bone is removed. The remaining ends are attached, or left to give time for scar tissue to fill in the gap. One variant of is the Stainsby procedure which consists of excision of part of a proximal phalanx in a metatarsophalangeal joint, reduction of the plantar plate and kirschner wire fixation of the metacarpal bone to the remaining phalanx.[1]

Resurfacing arthroplasty: where one or both bone surfaces are trimmed and replaced with a smooth metal covering.

Mold arthroplasty:

Silicone replacement arthroplasty

Osteotomy: to restore or modify joint congruity.

So, you decided it’s time to get the surgery. What are the next steps?

Usually if you decide it’s time to get the surgery done your doctor will refer you to a cosmetic surgeon and you will book an appointment to get in and talk with them. Or you can find the best Cosmetic Surgeons in your area with

What happens during Arthroplasty?


Arthroplasty usually requires a stay in a hospital. Procedures may vary depending on your condition and your healthcare provider’s practices.


Arthroplasty may be done while you are asleep under general anesthesia, or while you are awake under localized anesthesia. Your anesthesiologist will discuss this with you in advance.



Generally, Arthroplasty follows this process:


You will be asked to remove clothing and will be given a gown to wear.

An intravenous (IV) line may be started in your arm or hand.

You will be positioned on the operating table in a manner that provides the best access to the joint being operated on.

A urinary catheter may be inserted.

If there is excessive hair at the surgical site, it may be shaved off.

The anesthesiologist will continuously monitor your heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, and blood oxygen level during the surgery.

The skin over the surgical site will be cleansed with an antiseptic solution.

The healthcare provider will make an incision in the area of the joint.

The healthcare provider will repair or remove the damaged parts of the joint.

The incision will be closed with stitches or surgical staples.

A sterile bandage or dressing will be applied.


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