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Arthroscopy Cameras & Orthopedic Camera Systems

Whether arthroscopy procedures are performed in an orthopedic specialty suite or in a standard operating room, with general anesthesia or with sedation, superior visualization and maneuverability are always crucial. In particular, camera systems for knee arthroscopy, spine surgery, and other delicate orthopedic procedures require especially thin, highly flexible endoscopes and robotic-assisted tools to navigate the target region’s joints, bone structure, musculature, and connective tissue. The working channel must be illuminated and essential camera clear at all times via irrigation to see even the darkest regions of the anatomy.

Demand and growth trends for arthroscopy camera systems continue. Rising orthopedic conditions related to aging populations, i.e., osteoarthritis, plus risk factors such as obesity continue to plague patients — requiring diagnosis/intervention to alleviate pain and reduced mobility. According to recent data, the multi-billion-dollar global market for Arthroscopy Procedures and Products is predicted to reach $8.6B by 2027, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.7% worldwide. Despite initial disruptions early in the COVID-19 pandemic, backlogs are now being handled in scheduled and elective procedures.

The Advantage of Customized Arthroscopy Cameras

The micro ScoutCam™ is the world’s smallest medical device camera, 1.0mm including illumination. It has been selected by Fortune 500 companies for easy integration in minimally invasive medical camera systems. Clinical experience of over two decades covers the company’s customizable core technology, which is suitable for reusable as well as single-use/disposable devices. The tiny camera’s superior views of insertion and surgical access combined with high performance even in narrow lumens can help avoid channel tissue damage during routine and complex orthopedic procedures.

Clinical Applications in Arthroscopy

The tiny micro ScoutCam™ camera size enables a maximum working channel for diagnostic and therapeutic devices. Common procedures are knee arthroscopy, followed by applications for the shoulder joint (rotator cuff, tears in the labrum), ankle joint (osteochondritis dissecans, Achilles heel trauma), and the hip joint.

This micro technology can be highly customized for arthroscopic resection, fluid management, and implant systems. High-definition direct visualization is also important for cleansing the working channel; the technology can be integrated into customized arthroscopy cameras for direct-suction and evacuation devices that remove gelatinous materials and fluids.

Benefits

Arthroscopy equipment providers can benefit from customized solutions that utilize clinically proven miniature cameras with full integration of the latest micro endoscopic camera technology and related components:

  • Integrated illumination allows for high-quality imagining while maintaining small diameter from 1mm in single-use and multi-use micro cameras

  • Patented system for integrated irrigation of camera head, reducing overall diameter and streamlining the endoscopic process

  • Waterproof construction enables a wide array of investigations in wet environments

  • Single-use design via integrated irrigation and illumination systems

  • Wireless transmission ideal for OR use via option for zero latency wireless video transmission – RF protected and resistant to magnetic fields

Tiny Arthroscopy Cameras with Massive Flexibility

Tailored micro-visualization solutions for procedures requiring arthroscopy cameras are based on flexible “building blocks” consisting of the core in-house technology and complementary components:

  • Micro CMOS sensors include proprietary and off-the-shelf, high-resolution miniature sensors from 40Kpx to HD

  • Proprietary optic designs and micro-lenses assembly

  • High-end DSP video processors providing optimal image quality

  • Endoscopes – Leading types including rigid, semi-flexible, steerable and flexible endoscopes

  • Superior illumination using FO or LED

  • Long, lightweight cables with cable diameter of 0.58 mm and cable-length of up to 30m+

  • Ultrasound Option for guidance into position when visibility is not possible

  • Procedure-specific tools (versus generic scopes with tools for every procedure) lower the cost and make the procedure achievable to all

Partnering with leading medical equipment providers, ScoutCam is refining the quality of health care through visual solutions that are less invasive and smaller than ever before.
Contact us to learn more about customizable tiny camera solutions for providers of arthroscopy camera systems.