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What is the definition or description of: artificial joint?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Joint replacement: An "artificial joint" is a term describing a joint that has been operated on and typically replaced by a synthetic joint with the goal of improving pain and/or function of the joint. A common example is a patient who has a painful, arthritic knee and undergoes a total knee replacement.

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