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Arthroplasty is a orthopaedic surgery procedure, in which the arthritic or dysfunctional joint surface is replaced with something better or by remodeling or realigning the joint by osteotomy or some other procedure. Previously, a popular form of arthroplasty was interpositional arthroplasty with interposition of some other tissue like skin, muscle or tendon to keep inflammatory surfaces apart or excisional arthroplasty in which the joint surface and bone was removed leaving scar tissue to fill in the gap. Other forms of arthroplasty include resection(al) arthroplasty, resurfacing arthroplasty, mold arthroplasty, cup arthroplasty, silicone replacement arthroplasty, etc. Osteotomy to restore or modify joint congruity is also an arthroplasty.
Excessive OR traffic during surgeries leads to postoperative infections

Excessive OR traffic during surgeries leads to postoperative infections

New data validates use of ActiveCare DVT prophylaxis compression system following total joint replacement surgery

New data validates use of ActiveCare DVT prophylaxis compression system following total joint replacement surgery

Diabetic patients at increased risk for developing surgical site infections

Diabetic patients at increased risk for developing surgical site infections

High-resolution X-ray method can predict risk of re-operation in patients who receive new hip prosthesis

High-resolution X-ray method can predict risk of re-operation in patients who receive new hip prosthesis

Two-Level IDE approval granted to Simplify Medical’s cervical artificial disc

Two-Level IDE approval granted to Simplify Medical’s cervical artificial disc

Amedica launches innovative articulating inserter for minimally invasive TLIF procedures

Amedica launches innovative articulating inserter for minimally invasive TLIF procedures

Lima to acquire Zimmer Unicompartmental High Flex Knee and Discovery Elbow System for Japanese market

Lima to acquire Zimmer Unicompartmental High Flex Knee and Discovery Elbow System for Japanese market

TXA drug reduces blood transfusion, saves costs

TXA drug reduces blood transfusion, saves costs

Costs for spinal fusion vary substantially by region, shows new research

Costs for spinal fusion vary substantially by region, shows new research

Study: Knee or hip replacement surgery may increase heart attack risk

Study: Knee or hip replacement surgery may increase heart attack risk

Arthrosurface inlay implant dramatically reduces progression of osteoarthritis

Arthrosurface inlay implant dramatically reduces progression of osteoarthritis

Total knee replacements can effectively treat degeneration caused by bone deformity

Total knee replacements can effectively treat degeneration caused by bone deformity

Imaging studies required to diagnose traumatic injuries in pregnant women can be safe when used properly

Imaging studies required to diagnose traumatic injuries in pregnant women can be safe when used properly

Amedica’s four scientific presentations to highlight benefits of silicon nitride platform at ISTA

Amedica’s four scientific presentations to highlight benefits of silicon nitride platform at ISTA

Additional coaching education and practice contact restrictions can help lower football injuries

Additional coaching education and practice contact restrictions can help lower football injuries

Results from Phase 3 study evaluating safety and efficacy of Zalviso published in Anesthesiology

Results from Phase 3 study evaluating safety and efficacy of Zalviso published in Anesthesiology

MSD announces EC approval of SIMPONI (golimumab) for treatment of adult patients with nr-axial SpA

MSD announces EC approval of SIMPONI (golimumab) for treatment of adult patients with nr-axial SpA

Researchers design new model to identify promising candidates for total hip replacement surgery

Researchers design new model to identify promising candidates for total hip replacement surgery

First FDA-approved modular system for infected total joints

First FDA-approved modular system for infected total joints

Moirai Orthopaedics receives FDA approval for IDE application to initiate clinical study of PIR System

Moirai Orthopaedics receives FDA approval for IDE application to initiate clinical study of PIR System