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[ahr-thros-kuh-pee] /ɑrˈθrɒs kə pi/
the use of an arthroscope to diagnose an injury to or disease of a joint or to perform minor surgery on a joint.
Origin of arthroscopy
1930-35; arthro- + -scopy
Related forms
[ahr-thruh-skop-ik] /ˌɑr θrəˈskɒp ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for arthroscopic
  • arthroscopic knee surgery is a remedy for arthritis, but researchers have matched its effectiveness with a sham operation.
  • But these treatments often fall short of full pain reduction, leading many patients to undergo expensive arthroscopic surgery.
  • He underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair the torn cartilage.
  • arthroscopic surgery can also be used to cut the tight ligaments and remove the scar tissue from the shoulder.
  • The rookie will undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair torn cartilage.
  • Her knee gave out during the choreography, and she underwent arthroscopic surgery.
  • He is considering retirement and is trying to work his way back from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.
Word Origin and History for arthroscopic

1979; see arthroscopy + -ic.



by 1977, from arthro- + -scopy.

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arthroscopic in Medicine

arthroscopy ar·thros·co·py (är-thrŏs'kə-pē)
Examination of the interior of a joint using an endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision. Also called arthroendoscopy.

ar'thro·scope' (är'thrə-skōp') n.
ar'thro·scop'ic (-skŏp'ĭk) adj.
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arthroscopic in Science
Examination of the interior of a joint, such as the knee, using a type of endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision.
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