Arthroplasty is an orthopedic surgical procedure in which osteotomy or some other method removes, remodels, or realigns the articular surface of a musculoskeletal joint. It is an elective treatment that is performed due to trauma from arthritis or some other form of injuries to relieve discomfort and restore function to the joint.
It will be a long process to prepare for surgery, to have surgery, and to heal, but arthroplasty will mean less discomfort, more strength, and the ability to engage in your life.
Hips and knees may not be the only joints in which the arthroplasties are conducted by surgeons. Any joint in the body, including the knees, elbows, and ankles, can be healed or replaced by arthroplasty.