Arthroplasty is the generic term for corrective surgery on a joint. Arthroplasty is derived from the Greek word “Arthros”-meaning joint and the Greek word “Plasty”-meaning to form, mold, or shape-literally translating into “shaping of the joint”. In modern terms, this most commonly means a “total joint arthroplasty” or “total joint replacement”. Hip and knee total joint arthroplasties are still the most commonly performed but shoulders, elbows, wrists, fingers, and even ankles are available.
Artificial joints vary in design but most commonly have included metal on one side of the joint and polyethylene (plastic) on the other side. This combination has proven tremendously successful.
Commonly performed joint replacements from our surgeons include:
- Total Knee Arthroplasty
- Unicompartmental (Partial) Knee Arthroplasty
- Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement
- Total Hip Arthroplasty
- Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
- Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty