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

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Other Words from arthroscope

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

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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, "Zach Collins’ shoulder injury: A look at the recovery process and potential return timeline for the Portland Trail Blazers forward," 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, "A History of Football in 100 Objects," 28 Aug. 2019 Adrian Peterson, now with the Washington Redskins, has about as much experience with the arthroscope as anyone. SI.com, "A History of Football in 100 Objects," 28 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of arthroscope

1925, in the meaning defined above

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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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