arthroscope


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arthroscope

[′ärth·rə‚skōp]
(medicine)
An endoscope for examining the interior of a joint.
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Once the arthroscope is in place, several different instruments may be introduced by the surgeon to treat the affected joint.
Instead, for knee arthroscopy for example, only two small incisions are made -- one for the arthroscope and one for the surgical instruments to be used in the knee cavity," Dr Rajan explained.
The operating surgeon was able to stand back from the knee while maintaining the arthroscope within the knee joint.
Nearly all cartilage surgery is now done using an arthroscope - a special instrument that allows the surgeon to use keyhole surgery and fix the cartilage without having to cut your knee open.
If an arthroscope is used, he could be ready for practice in October.
An orthopaedic surgeon executes the knee surgery by using an arthroscope to accurately place and stitch new, transplanted meniscal tissue.
Frequently, these loose bodies are arthroscopically identified in the posterior fossa when observed with the arthroscope.
Academy manager Gerry Murphy explained: "Daniel Highley has had an arthroscope and the specialist decided the cartilage would heal itself.
If a problem is found after MRI, a patient can then be referred to hospital for treatment with an arthroscope.
Scotland team physiotherapist Martin Rennison said: "The arthroscope was carried out because there was a query about the cartilage on the inside of Gregor's knee.
Mobile CT Scanner,Temporomandibular Joint Arthroscope,Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide Monitor (FENO Monitor),Spine Posture Muscle Strength & Body Diagnostic System,Laksell Gammaknife Radiosurgery Unit
The equipment necessary for wrist arthroscopy include an arthroscope, some type of traction apparatus, inflow and outflow irrigation systems, and instruments for both diagnostic and operative procedures.