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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 arthroscopy
  • Knee arthroscopy is surgery that is done by making small cuts on your knee and looking inside using a tiny camera.
  • Lasers are making great contributions to surgical care in ophthalmology, arthroscopy, dermatology and minimally invasive surgery.
  • arthroscopy is performed to clean out bone and cartilage fragments that cause pain and inflammation.
  • Knee arthroscopy using debridement and lavage as a treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee is not covered.
Word Origin and History for arthroscopy

by 1977, from arthro- + -scopy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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arthroscopy 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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arthroscopy 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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