arthroscopy
noun Date: 1931 examination of a joint with an arthroscope; also surgery on a joint using an arthroscope

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  • Arthroscopy — Intervention An example of shoulder arthroscopy. The surgeon looks at a video screen which is connected to a camera that is inserted into the body, together with working instruments. ICD 9 CM …   Wikipedia

  • arthroscopy — (n.) by 1977, from Mod.L. arthroscopia, from comb. form of Gk. arthron a joint (see ARTHRO (Cf. arthro )) + scopia (see SCOPE (Cf. scope)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • arthroscopy — 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 • Hypernyms: ↑operation, ↑surgery, ↑surgical operation, ↑surgical procedure, ↑surgical …   Useful english dictionary

  • arthroscopy — arthroscopic /ahr threuh skop ik/, adj. /ahr thros keuh pee/, n. the use of an arthroscope to diagnose an injury to or disease of a joint or to perform minor surgery on a joint. [1930 35; ARTHRO + SCOPY] * * * …   Universalium

  • arthroscopy — noun the examination of the interior of a joint (such as the knee) using an arthroscope See Also: arthroscopic …   Wiktionary

  • Arthroscopy — A surgical technique whereby a doctor inserts a tube like instrument into a joint to inspect, diagnose and repair tissues. It is most commonly performed in patients with diseases of the knees or shoulders. The adjective “arthroscopic” is often… …   Medical dictionary

  • arthroscopy — ar·thros·co·py …   English syllables

  • arthroscopy — n. inspection of a joint cavity with an arthroscope, enabling percutaneous surgery (such as meniscectomy) and biopsy to be performed …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • arthroscopy — /aˈθrɒskəpi / (say ah throskuhpee) noun (plural arthroscopies) Medicine 1. the examination of a joint using an arthroscope. 2. Also, arthroscopic debridement. the use of this technique to facilitate the removal of damaged tissue or foreign matter …   Australian English dictionary

  • Kreuzbandriss — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 S83.50 Nicht näher bezeichnetes Kreuzband Inkl.: Kreuzbandriss o.n.A. S83.53 Riss des vorderen Kreuzbandes Inkl.: Partieller oder kompletter R …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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