arthroscope

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arthroscope [(ahr-thruh-skohp)]

A surgical instrument that uses fiber optics to allow physicians to see and perform surgery inside joints. The surgery involves only the insertion of a small tube into the joint.

Note: Arthroscopic surgery allows rapid recovery, and one often sees it mentioned with regard to injuries of athletes.
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