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The Nano Experience for Shoulder and Elbow

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How Does Nano Work?

Nano surgery uses a needle-sized, high-quality camera attachment to diagnose and treat numerous areas of the body. This minimally invasive surgical, or MIS, approach requires only a tiny incision that is not as disruptive to the body as traditional surgery, meaning most procedures can be performed in an outpatient setting. Additionally, Nano procedures have been shown to promote a fast recovery and return to activity.1

Nano arthroscopy may also be an option for patients who cannot undergo MRI as it can help your doctor see and diagnose your injury or condition in an office setting.

The Nano Experience

Hear from Dennis Seck, a real Nano Experience patient, about his experience receiving Nano surgery for a shoulder injury.

What Can Nano Treat?

Conservative treatments like injections, medications, and physical therapy may provide relief for some shoulder and elbow conditions. However, if that does not work or your doctor does not think you are a candidate for these options, they may recommend surgery to fix the underlying problem causing your symptoms.

Nano arthroscopy can be used for diagnostic and treatment purposes for a variety of reasons, including:

Chronic Shoulder Issues

Biceps Tendon Tears

Repair Reassessments

Complex Shoulder Repairs

Recovery Timeline

If you need surgery, Nano arthroscopy procedures can help you return to work, daily activities, and even sports.1

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.

Most patients can go home the same day that they undergo a Nano arthroscopy procedure. Depending on your specific situation, your doctor may recommend an assistive device, such as a sling, 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. Patients may not need to use as many narcotics as they would with traditional surgery.3

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If your doctor recommends physical therapy, they’ll work with a physical therapist to develop a customized rehabilitation protocol that factors your procedure, regular activities, and lifestyle.

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After working with their doctors on their specific recovery protocol, most patients can return to daily activities and sports at full capacity.1

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Why Nano Arthroscopy for the Shoulder and Elbow?

One surgeon shares why he incorporates Nano arthroscopy into his shoulder and elbow procedures.

“Nano arthroscopy has changed the way I approach surgery in nearly every way, with a focus not just on getting a great outcome, but reducing complications,4 reducing narcotics use,3 speeding up recovery,1 and better educating my patients about their condition and treatment path.”

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Matt Daggett, DO, MBA

Kansas City, MO

Physician is a paid consultant of Arthrex, Inc.

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