ArthroFree – Now Available at NYSMI

ArthroFree – Now Available at NYSMI

At New York Sports Medicine Institute, we are always on the cutting edge of the latest advancements in orthopedic surgery. We are proud to announce that the ArthroFree System is now available for surgical procedures! Continue reading to discover more information about this system and how minimally invasive surgery can benefit you! 

What is ArthroFree?

The ArthroFree System is Lazurite’s first and only FDA-approved wireless camera system for minimally invasive surgery. This technology intertwines Lazurite’s Meridiem light technology with advanced camera and wireless transmission technology. Typical arthroscopes have cumbersome cables that clutter the surgical field. With the ArthroFree camera, our surgeons can use a lightweight wireless camera that displays excellent quality images. This technology allows our surgeons at New York Sports Medicine Institute to facilitate a safer and more efficient operating room. 

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Technological and medical innovations have made it possible for several traditional procedures to be done with far less invasive techniques. During minimally invasive operations, our surgeons use various methods to operate with less injury to the body than with traditional surgery. These procedures are usually performed on an outpatient basis. One of the most common forms of minimally invasive surgery is arthroscopy, which is a procedure conducted through tiny incisions using small video cameras and surgical instruments. The ArthroFree camera allows our surgeons to use an arthroscope without cumbersome cables and displays quality images. Some of the notable benefits of minimally invasive surgery for orthopedic conditions include:

  • Reduced risk of infection –  Because the incisions are smaller and reach less deeply into the body, there is a lower risk of introducing foreign pathogens that can lead to painful and difficult-to-treat infections.
  • Shorter recovery times – Patients who undergo minimally invasive procedures often recover more quickly than those who have traditional surgery, allowing them to return to their normal activities more quickly.
  • Less scarring – Because the incisions are smaller and deeper tissue is not injured, patients typically have much less scarring than those who undergo traditional orthopedic surgeries. This can be important for younger patients or those who need to have follow-up procedures in the future.
  • Reduced pain and discomfort – Many minimally invasive procedures are performed using special techniques that help to minimize the amount of pain and discomfort experienced by the patient during and after surgery. This can lead to a quicker and more comfortable recovery.
  • Better outcomes – In some cases, the use of minimally invasive techniques can even lead to better outcomes for patients with complex orthopedic injuries. This can be due to a combination of factors, such as fewer adhesions and scar tissue formation after surgery and better blood flow around the healing area.

Overall, it is clear that minimally invasive techniques have many benefits for patients who need orthopedic surgery. Whether you are recovering from a sports injury or need to have a joint replacement, these techniques can help you to heal more quickly and reduce the potential for complications in the future. While there are certainly some risks associated with minimally invasive procedures, it is clear that they offer many benefits over traditional surgical techniques for certain types of orthopedic conditions. If you are considering having surgery, be sure to discuss the pros and cons of both approaches with your surgeon at New York Sports Medicine Institute to ensure that you make the best decision for your individual needs.

Contact Us

The benefits of minimally invasive surgery using the ArthroFree System are compelling. This advancement in technology allows us to bypass problems associated with traditional surgery and facilitate our patients’ swift return to activity. Our team at New York Sports Medicine Institute will evaluate your condition and determine if minimally invasive surgery is right for you. Be sure to contact us today to schedule an appointment!