What Is a Knee Arthroscopy? Medical Terminology Challege

Show what you know by taking the multiple-choice Medical Terminology Challenge below related to a knee arthroscopy. Select the best answer and then compare your answer to the answer and rationale provided.

What is a knee arthroscopy?

A. A surgical procedure used to replace the damaged or worn surfaces of the knee by replacing it with an implant or prosthesis to relieve pain and increase mobility. 

B.  An incision of a joint usually performed to gain access for a surgical procedure, such as a joint replacement. Another reason for the procedure is to provide drainage for infection.

C.  A surgical procedure that allows a physician to view the knee joint without making a large incision through the skin and other soft tissues.  

D. A procedure that fuses the thigh bone to the lower leg bone at the knee. Sometimes the joint bones are secured with plates and screws.


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