Arthroscopy - Definition

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Arthroscopy is a surgical technique which consists of several small incisions to access the interior of a joint, with the aims to explore, withdraw, or repair. Under local or general anesthesia, an instrument called an arthroscope is introduced into the joint through orifices created by the surgeon. The arthroscope is equipped with a camera, and its small components allow the achievement of such a surgical intervention. Generally, an arthroscopy serves to withdraw foreign items or repair damages located in the cartilage or ligaments.