One use of arthroscopy is as a diagnostic tool. Further specialists, such as a knee or hip surgeon, may need to be consulted depending on the results.
Doctors commonly prescribe physical therapy to restore strength and improve mobility for patients who have had orthopedic procedures like joint replacements or surgical solutions for inflammatory arthritis.
Joint Replacement surgery is known as Arthroplasty in medical terminology and applies to any process where the natural joint is replaced with an artificial implant. Joints require replacement when they are not functioning due to wear, disease, or injury.