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arthroscope

 [ahr´thro-skōp]
an endoscope for examining the interior of a joint. The arthroscope is designed to allow passage of surgical instruments, thus permitting concurrent surgery within a joint. Arthroscopy is an alternative to surgical incision and creation of an open surgical wound. The procedure may be done under either local or general anesthesia. Postoperative complications rarely occur, but infection, bleeding into the joint, swelling, rupture of the synovium, thrombophlebitis, and joint injury are possible.

ar·thro·scope

(ar'thrō-skōp),
An endoscope for examining the internal anatomy of a joint.

arthroscope

/ar·thro·scope/ (ahr´thro-skōp) an endoscope for examining the interior of a joint and for performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures within the joint.

arthroscope

[-skōp′]
Etymology: Gk, arthron + skopein, to watch
a type of endoscope used to examine joints.

arthroscope

Orthopedics A thin fiberoptic endoscope with 3 channels which is introduced into a joint space via a small incision

ar·thro·scope

(ahr'thrŏ-skōp)
An endoscope for examining the interior of a joint.

Arthroscope

An instrument for the visual examination of the interior of a joint.
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ar·thro·scope

(ahr'thrŏ-skōp)
An endoscope for examining the internal anatomy of a joint.

arthroscope (ar´thrōskōp´),

n an instrument used to view the inside of a joint.

arthroscope

an endoscope, usually a fiberoptiscope, for examining the interior of a joint.

Patient discussion about arthroscope

Q. Is ligament heating better than an arthroscopic surgery? I have a partial tear in my left knee (acl) and they wanna operate on me. I heard heating it can solve the problem. is it true?

A. i never heard of "ligament heating" from what i know- ligament has limited ability to regenerate. if partially torn it may need only physiotherapy and care. but if it's torn more then it can heal by itself- you need surgery. this is why there's orthopedics- to evaluate the situation, give you a diagnosis and the recommended treatment. it's always good to second guess because they are only human. you can ask other orthopedics and see what they say.

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Tannenbaum also credits the arthroscope for having a huge impact on treatment and making recovery much easier.
To see the affected joint, an orthopedic surgeon can look directly through the arthroscope or attach it to a miniature color television camera.
Contract notice: Supply of medical equipment - arthroscope with video channel.
Arthroscopy (also called arthroscopic surgery) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which an examination and sometimes treatment of damage of the interior of a joint is performed using an arthroscope, a type of endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision.
The anteromedial and superomedial portals were created and the compartments of the knee were thoroughly inspected with a 30[degrees] arthroscope.
It's done by arthroscope, and should take place within a week, so we're optimistic about Nathan being back by April, if not before.
Meanwhile, Australia's second vice-captain, lock Daniel Vickerman, is also on the injury list after having an arthroscope on his shoulder last week.
Dancers who require surgery usually have it performed with an arthroscope, which is an instrument about the size of a drinking straw that can remove bone fragments and trim the meniscus.
The striker, on loan to Parma, has had an arthroscope inserted in his knee but no major damage was discovered, and he will be back in action within a few weeks.
Winger Matt Crowther is missing for Hull after undergoing an arthroscope, but forwards Garreth Carvell and Craig Greenhill return.
The defender had an arthroscope on his injured ankle yesterday, which revealed and repaired ligament damage.
But this new treatment uses a new arthroscope which is very flexible - it can bend round and come back on itself - and it makes everything much quicker.