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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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"The single-use rigid arthroscopes not only provide massive cost and time savings to hospitals but will also increase patient safety as each product comes in its own sterile packaging."
The nuvis Single-Use Arthroscope, which received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration in July 2014, is the first rigid endoscope based on 21st century optical technology.
Thenuvis Arthroscope also features patented light-emitting diode technology that provides improved white light at significantly lower temperatures than the fiber optic illumination used in conventional endoscopes.
Integrated Endoscopy said it is currently gearing up production of the nuvis Arthroscope, and it will be available nationwide during 3Q15.
If your arthroscope is beyond economical repair, Kapp Surgical can replace your scope with a look-alike that will accept your existing accessories (sheaths, trocars, cables, cameras).
In addition to Kapp Surgical's expertise in arthroscope repair, we can also offer repair of your other rigid endoscopes such as: cystoscopes, laparoscopes, hysteroscopes, sinoscopes, and endoscopic instruments.
By rotating the arthroscope lens in a radial direction, the radial styloid and joint capsule at that site can be seen (Fig.
The 3-4 portal is the most commonly used portal for the initial placement of the arthroscope, and the 4-5 portal is the most commonly used portal for the initial insertion of probes and instruments.
When the arthroscope is inserted, the first structure seen is the concave surface of the capitate head.
For debridement of the SLIL, the arthroscope is usually placed in the 4-5 portal and the shaver in the 3-4 portal.