arthroscope

noun
ar·​thro·​scope | \ ˈär-thrə-ˌskōp How to pronounce arthroscope (audio) \

Definition of arthroscope

: an endoscope that is inserted through an incision near a joint (such as the knee) and is used for the visual examination, diagnosis, and treatment of the interior of a joint

Other Words from arthroscope

arthroscopic \ ˌär-​thrə-​ˈskä-​pik How to pronounce arthroscope (audio) \ adjective
arthroscopic surgery
arthroscopically \ ˌär-​thrə-​ˈskä-​pi-​k(-​ə)lē How to pronounce arthroscope (audio) \ adverb
examine a joint arthroscopically

Examples of arthroscope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Surgical repairs for shoulder dislocation are generally done with a slim, pencil-sized tool called an arthroscope that helps limit additional damage caused by surgery. Colin Hoobler, oregonlive, 5 Nov. 2019 His job has been improved dramatically, though, as a result of the arthroscope, a device created in Japan just after World War II. SI.com, 28 Aug. 2019 Adrian Peterson, now with the Washington Redskins, has about as much experience with the arthroscope as anyone. SI.com, 28 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of arthroscope

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for arthroscope

borrowed from German Arthroskop, from arthro- arthro- + -skop -scope

Note: The German term was probably introduced, along with Arthroskopie arthroscopy, by the Swiss surgeon and politician Eugen Bircher (1882-1956) in "Beiträge zur Pathologie (Arthritis deformans) und Diagnose der Meniscus-Verletzungen (Arthroendoscopie)," Bruns' Beiträge zur klinischen Chirurgie, Band 127 (1922), 2. Heft, p. 249.

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arthroscope

noun
ar·​thro·​scope | \ ˈär-thrə-ˌskōp How to pronounce arthroscope (audio) \

Medical Definition of arthroscope

: an endoscope that is inserted through an incision near a joint (as the knee) and is used for the visual examination, diagnosis, and treatment of the interior of a joint

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