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arthroscopy
 
a minimally-invasive diagnostic and treatment procedure used for conditions of a joint. this procedure uses a small, lighted, optic tube (arthroscope) which is inserted into the joint through a small incision in the joint. images of the inside of the joint are projected onto a screen; used to evaluate any degenerative and/or arthritic changes in the joint; to detect bone diseases and tumors; to determine the cause of bone pain and inflammation.

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