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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

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.

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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It has a very low complication rate and doesn't require traction like arthroscopy of the hip joint," Arthroscopic surgery involves use of a pencil-sized arthroscope to view the surgical area, and the work is done through a second, equally small incision.
It is performed through small cuts in the skin, using a special telescope (arthroscope) attached to a video camera.