The following standard clinical definition applies to Gold, Silver, Bronze and Basic hospital covers:
Hospital treatment for surgery for joint replacements, including revisions, resurfacing, partial replacements and removal of prostheses.
For example: replacement of shoulder, wrist, finger, hip, knee, ankle, or toe joint, spinal disc replacement.
Related hospital treatments and where to find them
Joint fusions are listed separately under Bone, joint and muscle.
Spinal fusions are listed separately under Back, neck and spine.
Joint reconstructions are listed separately under Joint reconstructions.
Podiatric surgery performed by a registered podiatric surgeon is listed separately under Podiatric surgery (provided by a registered podiatric surgeon).