The mi-eye™ is a revolutionary hand-held arthroscope that can be used in our office to examine the interior of a joint and provide an immediate diagnosis. Prior to its development, individuals who had suffered an injury or were experiencing inexplicable spontaneous joint pain often experienced significant delays in being diagnosed. A simple X-ray cannot visualize the soft tissues of the joint and, therefore, patients had to be referred for an MRI. This meant that patients often had to wait several weeks before being evaluated at an MRI facility, and then wait for several days after the procedure before being given a diagnosis, and then they had to return to the original doctor to discuss treatment plans. In addition, many patients experience significant anxiety during an MRI due to the enclosed gantry that can trigger claustrophic feelings even in patients who are not normally claustrophobic.
How Does the mi-eye™ Work?
The mi-eye™ has a tiny needle that is inserted into the joint after numbing the area with a local anesthetic. The needle has an integrated camera and light source and displays a view of the interior of the joint on a portable tablet-like device. We can move the camera around to get a good view of the interior of the joint, and may need to insert it at different locations in the joint to ensure that the joint has been accurately assessed.
The entire process is performed in the comfort of our office. We will immediately be able to provide a diagnosis and can discuss treatment plans with the patient on the spot. As you can imagine, this benefits the patient in many ways. This is a convenient treatment procedure that can provide an instant diagnosis.
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Do you suspect you’re dealing with a joint condition? Make an appointment at Olsen Orthopedics in Oklahoma City to learn more information about the mi-eye™ and how it can help you. Contact us today to book a consultation.