Corpus ID: 39464235

Arthroscopic knee surgery.

  title={Arthroscopic knee surgery.},
  author={P. Wirtz},
  journal={Journal of the Iowa Medical Society},
  volume={71 2},
  • P. Wirtz
  • Published 1981
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the Iowa Medical Society
WHAT IS ARTHROSCOPY? Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure which orthopaedic surgeons use to view, diagnose and treat problems inside the knee joint. The word arthroscopy comes from Greek words Arthros (joint) and Scopos (to look). The term literally means "to look inside the joint". In an arthroscopic operation, an orthopaedic surgeon makes a small incision in the patient's skin and then inserts the arthroscope, a miniature lens and lighting system, which magnifies and illuminates the structures… Expand