Who is an Ideal Candidate for In-Office Diagnostic Arthroscopy?
With innovative technology, a camera, slightly larger and the size of a needle, we can identify real pathology in the office. For patients who are unable to obtain an MRI of their joint because of metal implants, such as a pacemaker, or significant claustrophobia, or post surgery; in-office diagnostic arthroscopy using the NanoScope™ Operative Arthroscopy Imaging System proves to be a useful tool.
What is the NanoScope™ Operative Arthroscopy Imaging System?
The NanoScope™ operative arthroscopy imaging system is the first medical-grade, 3-in-1, single-use camera system. The chip-on-tip NanoScope system combines the latest technology in 1 mm imaging sensors, LED lighting, image management, and OR integration with an intuitive touchscreen tablet control. It is an effective alternative for an MRI scan, helping doctors pinpoint the underlying cause of otherwise unexplainable joint pain at an office visit.
What are the Indications for the NanoScope™ Operative Arthroscopy Imaging System?
The NanoScope™ operative arthroscopy imaging system is used to diagnose joint problems such as arthritis, ligament tears, cartilage damage, and other issues that can cause pain and mobility problems. It is also useful in cases where patients are unable to obtain an MRI of their joint for any reason.
Before the procedure, you will need to undergo a physical examination and review of their medical history. You may also need to undergo blood tests and imaging studies to assess their joint health. If you are taking any medications, you may need to stop taking them before the procedure.
The NanoScope™ Operative Arthroscopy Imaging System Procedure
For the procedure, you will be given anesthesia to minimize any discomfort. Your surgeon makes a small incision in the skin and inserts the NanoScope camera into the joint. The camera's 1 mm imaging sensor and LED lighting allow for high-resolution imaging of the joint's interior, which is displayed on the intuitive touchscreen tablet control. The doctor can then navigate the camera through the narrow joint spaces, examining the tissues and structures for any signs of damage or injury. This allows for a more accurate diagnosis of joint problems and can help guide treatment decisions.
After the procedure, you will need to rest and avoid strenuous activities for a period of time. You may also need to take pain medication and use ice to manage any discomfort or swelling. Your doctor will provide specific instructions on post-procedure care and follow-up appointments.
Benefits of the NanoScope™ Operative Arthroscopy Imaging System
The NanoScope™ operative arthroscopy imaging system has several benefits.
- Better visualization for accurate diagnosis of joint problems, which can lead to better treatment outcomes.
- Minimally invasive procedure causing minimal-to-no damage of surrounding tissue.
- Low risk of complications.
- Effective alternative for patients who are unable to obtain a proper diagnosis for their joint pain with other diagnostic procedures.
Are you a Candidate?
Whether you are unable to undergo an MRI due to metal implants or claustrophobia or post-surgery, the NanoScope™ operative arthroscopy imaging system can help diagnose joint problems with greater accuracy and precision. If you are experiencing joint pain or mobility problems, speak with your doctor to determine if the NanoScope™ operative arthroscopy imaging system is right for you.