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Posted by: Rob | 2004/11/12

Anthroscopy

What is an anthroscopy - is it a procedure to remove a build up of calcium in the "ball & socket" where the arm meets the shoulder?.

What are the symptoms of this problem ?

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Dear Rob
An anthroscope is a little apparatus with a camera attached with wich a doctor can look into a joint cavity. It can be used on knees , elbows, shoulders etc. They can also use this apparatus to do surgery in the joint for instance to remove loose pieces of bone.
I think you might be referring to osteo arthritis where there is a lot of wear and tear on the joints and the " ball and socket joint" is not as well oiled as it used to be! They may be able to do something to it with an anthroscopy.

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