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arthroscope

[′ärth·rə‚skōp]
(medicine)
An endoscope for examining the interior of a joint.
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Table 40: European Market for Endoscopes (2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Segment - Gastrointestinal Endoscopes, Urology Endoscopes, Laparascopes, Gynaecology Endoscopes, Arthroscopes, Neuroendoscopes, and Pulmonary Endoscopes (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30 Factors Driving Growth III-30 Competition III-31
Table 45: Leading Players in European Arthroscopes Market (2008E): Percentage Breakdown of Sales for Smith & Nephew, Stryker, Conmed, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32
Together, the companies plan to build and market disposable, high definition arthroscopes and laparoscopes throughout Europe and the United States, where the combined market is over a billion and a half Euros.
Reusable arthroscopes and laparoscopes sell for $3,000 to $6000 each; the annual resterilization and repair fees add up to a real cost of over $150 per use.
The research service has been segmented based on specialization and the total endoscopes market has been studied under the segments - Gastrointestinal Endoscopes, Urology & Endourology Endoscopes, Gynecology Endoscopes, Arthroscopes, Neuroendoscopes, ENT Endoscopes, Pulmonary Endoscopes, and Laparoscopes.
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.
When the dorsal portion of the SLIL is disrupted, the arthroscope can usually be passed from the midcarpal space and almost into the radiocarpal space.
19-22) Debridement is generally performed with the arthroscope in the 3-4 portal and a power shaver and/or electrocautery in the 6R portal (Fig.
23) With the arthroscope in the 4-5 portal or 6R portal, a 20-gauge Touhy epidural needle is inserted through the 1-2 or 3-4 portal and "captures" the torn edge of the disc.