Believe it or not, the arthroscope may be used to repair damaged
cartilage on the surface of the great toe.
To the left is what the setup looks like in the operating room. The toe
is held in place, and the arthroscope is inserted into the great toe joint
(also inserted is a shaving instrument).
To the right is the view from the arthroscope. The toe bone actually
looks like it is in pretty good shape -- it's nice and smooth and shiny
with no pock marks or loose bodies in there.