“Arthroscopes are telescopic devices that enable visualization and therapeutic treatment of the interior of a joint (e.g., knee, shoulder, wrist, elbow, hip, ankle).
An arthroscope consists of a magnifying-lens system sealed within a rigid tube.
The lens system is surrounded by optical fibers that transmit light to the interior of the joint from a distant source.
Accessory equipment includes irrigation/distention systems, fiberoptic light sources, camera systems, laser, and electrosurgical and shaver accessories.
Diagnostic and operating arthroscopes function similarly.”
|No of Lenses||3 Lenses|
|Design||HD Scope, Protective Tip, Non Snap Fit, Colour Coded|
|Country of Origin||India|
Cleaning and Sterilization
The endoscope has three optical surfaces that must be cleaned and inspected routinely to ensure both maximum transmission of illumination and a high quality image.
All optics and surfaces of the scope should be cleaned with warm water and a pH-neutral cleaning and disinfecting solution recommended for reprocessing medical endoscopes.
Remove the light post fittings and let the endoscope soak inside the pH-neutral solution.
Closely follow the manufacturer’s instructions for appropriate chemical concentrations and immersion time.
Thoroughly rinse the endoscope and fittings to remove the cleaning solution.
After the scope and fittings are dry, inspect the instrument for any remaining stains.
It is important to closely check the three optical surfaces, as detailed above, to ensure that proper cleaning has been achieved for optimum performance.
Note: Never clean and/or sterilize endoscopes together with other instruments unless they are individually secured within a specialized cleaning container.
Use and Maintenance
|Maintenance||Medical staff, manufacturer/servicer, biomedical engineering staff, technicians|
|Training||Initial training by manufacturer and manual|