Vonda Wright, MD, an orthopedic sports surgeon and president at Hughston Orthopaedics Southeast in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., has partnered with UCF Lake Nona Hospital in Orlando to bring new arthroscopic technology to central Florida.
The NanoScope visualization system, manufactured by Naples-based Arthrex, uses imaging sensors, LED light and image management to allow patients a less invasive arthroscopic surgery during which they can stay awake under local anesthesia.
Dr. Wright developed NanoScope technology for knee surgeries, but hopes to progress it for shoulder and hip procedures as well.
"Nanoscope technology has been a game changer for my patients, as it allows them to be partners with me in their own medical care as they see their joints in real-time, understand the treatment and literally walk out of the procedure room with no incisions, require no post-operative narcotics and often no physical therapy," Dr. Wright said in a Nov. 1 press release. "Their rapid recovery enables less time away from work and play. I believe it is the next leap forward in minimizing patient risk and optimizing recovery in musculoskeletal surgery."