outside-in technique

outside-in technique

Orthopedics A surgical technique which precisely places instruments in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, by passing a needle through the anterior shoulder and visualizing where it enters the joint; once an acceptable position is found, an incision is made and a portal established. See Inside-out technique.
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