The system allows the application in different areas. Arthroscopy, transplantation or tissue examination are possible. The main components, the handpiece and the software, are used cross-system for all areas of application. The user can configure and expand the software package as required by purchasing the various application programs. For optimal differentiation, the various program applications are color-coded. Thus the user interface of the software adapts to the selected program. In the application categories, different, identically color-coded disposable probes are required, depending on their suitability. After selection, the handpiece adapts the corresponding color code through an integrated LED illumination.