Trice Medical, a firm based in Malvern, Pennsylvania, won the European CE Mark of approval and received Canada’s regulatory green light for its mi-eye 2 portable arthroscopy system. The whole package consists of a tablet computer and an arthroscope that has both a camera and light source built the needle. The arthroscopic component is single-use and disposable, while the tablet stays put between procedures.
The device allows surgeons to perform in-office imaging of patient joints and other anatomies via natural or surgical openings. Trice Medical believes that many orthopedic MRI scans can be avoided thanks to its technology. Moreover, since MRI scans don’t produce nearly the quality that direct visualization can provide, it should be possible to achieve better outcomes due to better diagnoses in many cases.
Since only local anesthesia is often used in diagnostic arthroscopy procedures, the physician can share what he’s seeing with the patient and describe exactly what the problems are and what potential treatment options can accomplish.
Here’s a video explaining the mi-eye technology:
And a demonstration of the mi-eye 2 during a knee arthroscopy:
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