Definition of arthroscope in English:

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arthroscope

Pronunciation: /ˈärTHrəˌskōp/

noun

Medicine
An instrument through which the interior of a joint may be inspected or operated on.
Example sentences
  • When the surgery is complete, your surgeon removes the arthroscope and any other instruments and flushes the joint with a saline solution.
  • After prepping and draping the patient's extremity, the surgeon makes a stab incision and inserts the arthroscope into the knee joint through a standard inferolateral portal.
  • The arthroscope also enables a joint to be washed out easily, and this in itself may be valuable.

Derivatives

arthroscopic

Pronunciation: /ˌärTHrəˈskäpik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Twenty-eight of these patients were treated with arthroscopic debridement of the lesion.
  • Any bleeding is immediately cauterized with an arthroscopic electrocautery tip.
  • The reasons for the discrepancy between MRI and arthroscopic diagnosis in our study may be multiple.

arthroscopy

Pronunciation: /ärˈTHräskəpē/
noun
Example sentences
  • Although chondral injury is a reported indication for hip arthroscopy, these lesions can be an elusive source of hip pain.
  • At the repeat arthroscopy no new lesions were found.
  • All patients in the study underwent diagnostic arthroscopy the day after ultrasonography.

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Syllabification: ar·thro·scope

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