BSIP, LAURENT / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY BSIP, LAURENT / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Arthroscopic knee surgery. Surgeons performing the reconstruction of a patient's anterior cruciate ligament using an arthroscope. An arthroscope is a thin tube that is inserted into a joint to allow a view of the interior. The display from the camera is seen on the screen at upper left. Tools can be attached to the arthroscope to allow surgical procedures to be carried out. This minimally invasive surgery reduces recovery times. The cruciate ligaments support the knee, and are most commonly damaged in sportsmen and women. Photographed at the Cochin Hospital in Paris, France.
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