Unique Nanoscope Technology successfully treats 30 years old woman suffering from wrist insatiability at Fortis Cunningham Road

 by Priya J

Bengaluru, March, 2021: A team of doctors at Fortis Hospital, Cunningham Road successfully treated a 30-year-old female with a rare wrist insatiability through a minimally invasive surgery performed using unique technology of nanoscope of 1.9 mm. The team was led by Dr. Raghu Nagaraj, Senior Consultant, Orthopedics and Bone & Joint Surgery, Fortis Hospital, Cunningham Road.

Nanoscope is the latest technology in arthroscopy which is of the size 1.9 mm with added advantages of true pin hole incisions or cuts, and can reach any corners of the joint without any damage to structures. A nano-operative arthroscopy system offers an incisionless patient experience and unlimited atraumatic access to joint spaces during diagnostic and surgical procedures. Arthroscopic procedures are minimally invasive surgical procedures that show faster recovery times and lower complication rates when compared to open surgery, and can also be performed on an outpatient basis.

The patient sustained injury to her right wrist due to a fall which resulted in ligament tear of her wrist joint, along with a clicking sound and instability of one of the forearm bones. An arthroscopic surgery was performed using nanoscope & adjusted ligament reconstruction was done.

The biggest advantage of this nano technology is that the needle can reach any corner of the joint where a normal arthroscope wouldn't reach sometimes, and we may end up damaging the structure or opening the joint. The NanoScope system provides an alternative to MRI imaging and second-look arthroscopy, and offers precise, direct image-guided visualization of injections. It works in the same way as medicines are injected into the joint, we can even put a scope into the joint to identify the damaged structures and openings,” said Dr. Raghu Nagaraj, Senior Consultant, Orthopedics and Bone & Joint Surgery, Fortis Hospital, Cunningham Road

About Fortis Healthcare:Fortis Healthcare Limited – an IHH Healthcare Group Company – is a leading integrated healthcare services provider in India. It is one of the largest healthcare organisations in the country with 36 healthcare facilities (including projects under development), 4000 operational beds and over 400 diagnostics centres (including JVs). Fortis is present in India, United Arab Emirates (UAE) & Sri Lanka. The Company is listed on the BSE Ltd and National Stock Exchange (NSE) of India. It draws strength from its partnership with global major and parent company, IHH, to build upon its culture of world-class patient care and superlative clinical excellence. Fortis employs 23,000 people (including SRL) who share its vision of becoming the world’s most trusted healthcare network. Fortis offers a full spectrum of integrated healthcare services ranging from clinics to quaternary care facilities and a wide range of ancillary services.

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