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70° Arthroscope (Concept)

Health Sciences · Robert W. Jackson Arthroscopy

An arthroscope with a narrow back coloured eyepiece. The short body of the arthroscope has a fibre optic port attached horizontally. The narrow stem or the arthroscope terminates in an angled tip.

There is a white-coloured band around the port for the fibre optic cable. A band of white tape is also wrapped around the port. A second patch of white tape is placed near the eyepiece.

Accession Number: 2021.JAC.120

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Primary Materials: Stainless Steel, Glass


Engraved around the circumference of the eyepiece: “SWISS MADE 70°”, “CONCEPT”. Note that the model number is covered by a piece of white tape that is firmly stuck in place.

Dimensions (cm): Height = 4.5, Width = 2, Length= 22.5


An arthroscope is in optical instrument for viewing the interior of a joint during a surgical operation. Its development made possible minimally invasive surgery for many knee operations. It significantly improved diagnoses and healing times for many knee conditions. Specialized arthroscopes may also be used on smaller joints


This instrument is in excellent cosmetic condition.

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Date of Manufacture: Late 20th c.


The Robert W. Jackson Arthroscopy Collection was acquired by the University of Toronto from Dr. Jackson’s family on November 12th, 2020.

This instrument was received in a plastic bag containing several Concept optical instruments (2021.JAC.118-122).

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  • Donated to UTSIC