- the use of an arthroscope to diagnose an injury to or disease of a joint or to perform minor surgery on a joint.
Origin of arthroscopy
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Word Origin and History for arthroscopic
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- Examination of the interior of a joint using an endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision.arthroendoscopy
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- Examination of the interior of a joint, such as the knee, using a type of endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision.
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