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Exploratory Probes, Arthroscopy

Definition : Exploratory probes designed for introduction into body articulations through arthroscopes that are intended mainly for exploratory purposes. These probes typically consist of a slender flexible metal or plastic cylinder with appropriate size for passing through the working channel of arthroscopes that may be attached to a handle at the proximal end; they can be flexible or rigid. The devices are intended to enhance visualization of the areas being explored to increase the precision of the joint conditions thereby allowing a better evaluation. Arthroscopic exploratory probes help in the diagnosis and treatment of bone and tissue disorders in the articulations, such as osteochondrosis of the elbow and shoulder, shoulder instability, and meniscal tears.

Entry Terms : "Probes, Arthroscopy"

UMDC code : 16980

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