An endoscope for examining the internal anatomy of a joint.

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ar·thro·scope 'är-thrə-.skōp n an endoscope that is inserted through an incision near a joint (as the knee) and is used for the visual examination, diagnosis, and treatment of the interior of a joint

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a telescope for insertion into a joint through a small incision in order to inspect its contents (see arthroscopy).

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ar·thro·scope (ahrґthro-skōp) [arthro- + -scope] an endoscope for examining the interior of a joint and for carrying out diagnostic and therapeutic procedures within the joint.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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