arthroscopy

noun
ar·​thros·​co·​py | \ är-ˈthrä-skə-pē How to pronounce arthroscopy (audio) \

Definition of arthroscopy

: a minimally invasive surgical procedure involving visual examination of the interior of a joint with an arthroscope to diagnose or treat various conditions or injuries of a joint and especially to repair or remove damaged or diseased tissue or bone In arthroscopy, two small incisions are made, one for the scope and one for instruments, causing less damage to connective tissue.— Janic Lloyd

Examples of arthroscopy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Williams could also turn to Abdel Nader, who missed the final 31 games of the regular season and the first 13 of the postseason with a right knee injury after having arthroscopy done on it. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 8 July 2021 Suns: Paul and forward Abdel Nader (right knee arthroscopy) didn’t play. ... David Brandt, ajc, 23 June 2021 Suns: Paul and forward Abdel Nader (right knee arthroscopy) didn't play. ... David Brandt, Star Tribune, 22 June 2021 Seguin returned to action for the first time since undergoing a right hip arthroscopy and labral repair after the 2020 post-season. Paul Gereffi, Star Tribune, 3 May 2021 The fluky goal closed the score to 3-2 with 2:44 left in the first. Seguin returned to action for the first time since undergoing a right hip arthroscopy and labral repair after the 2020 post-season. Paul Gereffi, sun-sentinel.com, 3 May 2021 Phoenix has been without Jae Crowder (right ankle sprain), Dario Saric (injury management, left ankle) and Langston Galloway (personal reasons), as well as Abdel Nader, who underwent a right knee arthroscopy Monday. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 27 Apr. 2021 Pastrnak had a right hip arthroscopy and labral repair Sept. 16. Andrew Mahoney, BostonGlobe.com, 31 Dec. 2020 Faith eventually scheduled a temporomandibular joint arthroscopy, a surgery that relieves pain and restores the jaw's full range of motion. Bethany Ao Philadelphia Inquirer, Star Tribune, 30 Oct. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of arthroscopy

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for arthroscopy

borrowed from German Arthroskopie, from arthro- arthro- + -skopie -scopy

Note: See note at arthroscope. As originally performed by Bircher, arthroscopy was purely a diagnostic procedure, with repair or removal of tissue being done by open surgery.

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“Arthroscopy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arthroscopy. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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arthroscopy

noun
ar·​thros·​co·​py | \ är-ˈthräs-kə-pē How to pronounce arthroscopy (audio) \
plural arthroscopies

Medical Definition of arthroscopy

: a minimally invasive surgical procedure involving visual examination of the interior of a joint with an arthroscope to diagnose or treat various conditions or injuries of a joint and especially to repair or remove damaged or diseased tissue or bone … an alternative to replacement—in cases of athletic injury—may be arthroscopy, which allows surgeons to operate on the joint by means of a tiny camera and instruments inserted through small incisions.— Kenneth B. Chiacchia, Harvard Medical Health Letter In most cases, if surgery is required, it means arthroscopy, which is the use of a scope and a mini-camera to look inside the knee. — Paul Collins, The Idaho Statesman (Boise) During arthroscopy, irregular areas are shaved and torn labra are repaired.— Janice Lloyd, USA Today

Other Words from arthroscopy

arthroscopic \ ˌär-​thrə-​ˈskäp-​ik How to pronounce arthroscopy (audio) \ adjective
arthroscopic surgery Arthroscopic treatment of degenerative arthritis can be successful in the early stages by removal of loose bodies and osteophytes from the olecranon and coronoid processes, as well as from their respective fossae. The American Journal of Sports Medicine Today the arsenal of arthroscopic instruments is varied and sophisticated. A surgeon can study the entire interior of the joint by penetrating the knee from several different locations and using scopes with angled optics. — Arnold Schechter, Sports Illustrated
arthroscopically adverb
His right knee was also examined arthroscopically for torn cartilage but no damage was found. — Denise Tom Brown, USA Today

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