Arthroscopy and Tissue Engineering
Arthroscopy (from Greek arthron “a joint” scopia “to look at”) literally means technique to look at a joint. The term was first used by Danish surgeon and radiologist Severin Nordentoft in a paper presented in the German Congress on Surgeons in Berlin. Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure to examine and treat joint pathologies using an arthroscope which is a specialized endoscope inserted into joints to visualize them with small skin incision and minimal tissue damage. Arthroscopy also refers to the field of orthopedic surgery using the arthroscope to diagnose and treat joint pathologies.