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The Nano Experience for Knee and Hip

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How Does Nano Work?

Nano arthroscopy is an extremely minimally invasive form of surgery that uses a tiny camera on a needle-like device to navigate in small joint spaces, including those in the knee and hip. Nano arthroscopy procedures result in improved patient outcomes,1 the potential for reduced time from injury to recovery,2 less need for narcotic medications than traditional surgery,3 and a small scar.

Most Nano arthroscopy procedures can be performed outside an operating room setting. Your doctor will work with you to customize the Nano Experience to your comfort level, including the level of anesthesia you prefer from local (allows you to remain awake) to twilight (light sedation).

For patients who are not able to undergo MRI, Nano arthroscopy can help your doctor see and diagnose your injury or condition in an office setting.

The Nano Experience

Hear from Rachel Schmitt, a real Nano Experience patient, about her experience receiving Nano surgery for a knee injury.

What Can Nano Treat?

Nonsurgical options like injections, medications, and physical therapy may help improve some knee conditions. If these conservative treatments are not right for you or they have failed to provide relief, your doctor may recommend surgery to fix the underlying problem causing your symptoms.

Nano arthroscopy techniques can be used to diagnose and treat a variety of injuries and conditions, including:

Meniscal Injuries

Damaged Cartilage

ACL Injuries

Tibial Plateau Fractures

Knee and Hip Repairs

Hip Injuries

Recovery Timeline

If you need surgery, Nano arthroscopy procedures can help you return to work, daily activities, and even sports faster than traditional surgery.5

Postoperative management is patient-specific and dependent on the treating professional's assessment. Individual results will vary and not all patients will experience the same postoperative activity level or outcomes.

Patients can usually go home the same day after a Nano arthroscopy procedure, based on your doctor’s recommendation. Depending on your specific situation, your doctor may recommend a device, such as crutches, after surgery.

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Your doctor will provide specific guidance on what to do immediately after your procedure, including rest, weightbearing, and limiting movement. Most patients do not need to use as many narcotics as they would after traditional surgery.3

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If your doctor thinks you could benefit from physical therapy, they will work with a physical therapist to coordinate a customized rehabilitation protocol that factors the procedure you underwent, your activity goals, and your lifestyle.

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You will work with your doctor to determine when and how you can return to your regular activities, including working out and going to work.

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Why Nano Arthroscopy for the Knee and Hip?

One surgeon shares why he incorporates Nano arthroscopy into knee and hip procedures.

"I prefer Nano arthroscopy because it's one of the least invasive ways of seeing what's going on."

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Allston Stubbs, MD

Winston-Salem, NC

Physician is a paid consultant of Arthrex, Inc.

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