Recent Examples on the WebSurgical 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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borrowed from German Arthroskop, from arthro-arthro- + -skop-scope
The German term was probably introduced, along with Arthroskopiearthroscopy, 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.