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- noun 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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- noun the
examinationof the interiorof a joint(such as the knee) using an arthroscope
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- noun a minimally invasive operation to repair a damaged joint; the surgeon examines the joint with an arthroscope while making repairs through a small incision
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By contrast, a minimally invasive procedure, known as arthroscopy, requires only three puncture wounds in the skin.
(also called arthroscopy) is a type of joint surgery which uses a special fiberoptic scope that allows the surgeon to explore and repair the injured joint while minimizing the trauma from the surgery itself.
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Perhaps it’s because we use more expensive and advanced surgical procedures such as arthroscopy that are less invasive and reduce surgical recovery times.
Such results appear to be becoming more common, if for no other reason than those doctors who specialize in treating the hip, such as Kelly, have become more adept in arthroscopy and more proactive in recommending it.
He received a three-year fellowship to work with Dr. Marc Philippon, who was at the forefront of using a newer, less invasive arthroscopy to repair hips and allow patients to recover more quickly.
The co-director for the Center for Hip Preservation at the Hospital for Special Surgery HSS in Manhattan, Kelly has operated on more than 100 professional athletes over the last decade, joining a select few surgeons who have made their reputations by mastering an advanced form of hip arthroscopy.
Others: nailfold capillary examination, Schirmer's and rose bengal tests, closed needle synovial biopsy and arthroscopy
You definitely don't cure osteoarthritis with arthroscopy.
There was one brave guy in a VA hospital in Texas who did a pilot study comparing knee arthroscopy with washing the knee and cleaning the knee out.