Myra & Company

Arthroscopy

artho_1

Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure orthopaedic surgeons use to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint.

The word arthroscopy comes from two Greek words, "arthro" (joint) and "skopein" (to look). The term literally means "to look within the joint."

In an arthroscopic examination, an orthopaedic surgeon makes a small incision in the patient's skin unlike a large incision needed in conventional techniques, and then inserts pencil-sized instruments that contain a small lens and lighting system to magnify and illuminate the structures inside the joint. Light is transmitted through fiber optics to the end of the arthroscope that is inserted into the joint. The surgeon can then determine the amount or type of injury and then repair or correct the problem, if it is necessary.

Some of the most frequent conditions found during arthroscopic examinations of joints are:
1. Inflammation - For example, synovitis is an inflammation of the lining in the knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, or ankle.

2. Acute or Chronic Injury -
  • Shoulder: Rotator cuff tendon tears, impingement syndrome, and recurrent dislocations
  • Knee: Meniscal (cartilage) tears, chondromalacia (wearing or injury of cartilage cushion), and anterior cruciate ligament tears with instability.
  • Wrist: Carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Loose bodies of bone and/or cartilage: for example, knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, or wrist.
3. Arthritis - Some problems associated with arthritis also can be treated. Several procedures may combine arthroscopic and standard surgery.
  • Rotator cuff surgery
  • Repair or resection of torn cartilage (meniscus) from knee or shoulder
  • Reconstruction of anterior cruciate ligament in knee.
  • Removal of inflamed lining (synovium) in knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle.
  • Release of carpal tunnel.
  • Repair of torn ligaments.
  • Removal of loose bone or cartilage in knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, wrist.
Although the inside of nearly all joints can be viewed with an arthroscope, six joints are most frequently examined with this instrument. These include the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, hip, and wrist. As advances are made in fiberoptic technology and new techniques are developed by orthopaedic surgeons, other joints may be treated more frequently in the future.

artho_2 Arthroscopes - STEMA's high quality autoclavable arthroscopes features an well-established rod-lens system integrated into an amply durable solid stainless steel enclosure available in different diameters, working lengths & viewing angles with / without current generation high-definition optics. Available in different
  • diameters of 1.9mm, 2.4mm, 2.7mm, 4.0mm & 5.0mm
  • working lengths of 69mm, 102mm, 110mm, 123mm, 142mm, 175mm & 187.5mm

 


artho_3

Cannula – Trocars Sets - STEMA's arthroscopic trocars sets are an example of high quality robust access port systems – a masterpiece of brilliant craftsmanship which boasts of exceptional safety standards besides quick & easy assembly / disassembly design. Available in :
  • pyramidal, conical & blunt access designs.
  • diameter of 3.2mm & 4.5mm.

artho_4

 

Arthroscopy Sheaths - STEMA's arthroscopic sheaths with available in different configurations as :

  • one or two rotating / fixed stopcocks combinations;
  • diameters of 2.7mm, 3.0mm, 4.0mm & 5.0mm
  • working length of 175.0mm & 187.5mm

artho_5

Mini - Arthroscopy Sheaths - The high quality minimally invasive Arthroscopy product portfolio also boasts of mini-sheath systems available in :
  • multiple diameters of 1.7mm, 2.0mm, 2.4mm & 2.7mm
  • working length of 58mm, 98mm, 104mm & 110mm
  • one / two rotating stopcock combinations
  • pyramidal, blunt & tipped trocar configurations

artho_6

Electrodes - Monopolar electrodes includes an array of products viz.

  • 4.0mm needle electrode with 45 deg angled tip part
  • 4.0mm needle electrode, 1.5mm needle tip with 90 deg angled tip part
  • 4.0mm needle electrode, 4.0mm needle tip with 90 deg angled tip part
  • 4.0mm palpation electrode with 90 deg angled tip part
  • 4.0mm knife electrode with 45 deg angled tip part
Hand Instruments - A result of exemplary workmanship in a smooth & robust design the instruments features :
  • Optimal cutting action
  • Optimal power transmission
  • Overload protection

artho_7

Hook Scissors
  • diameter of 2.7mm & 3.5mm
  • bending angles of 0, 7, 15, 30 & 45 deg
  • bending directions of left, right, straight, upwards & downwards
  • working length of 130mm

 

artho_8

Hook Punches

  • diameter of 2.7mm & 3.5mm
  • bending angles of 0, 7, 15, 30 & 45 deg
  • bending directions of left, right, straight, upwards & downwards
  • working length of 130mm
  • with scoop, set down, angular cut, 15 deg up milled, 45 or 90 deg left/right blunt, wide jaw (small/medium/large), scissors punch, grasping & biopsy forceps (with or without ratchet).

artho_9

Take-apart Arthroscopy Instruments - The complete take-apart arthroscopy instruments series highlights an ergonomic rotating handle in spring-assisted / manual configuration design offering an unsurpassed cleaning possibility unlike competitive offerings besides optimal cutting ability in low force environments. Provision of a versatile LEUR locking mechanism offers continuous aspiration opportunity.

Similar instruments (hook probe, banana knife, smile meniscotome, ring curette etc.) are also available in an extremely light-weight :
  • round handle;
  • bending angles of 0, 7, 15, 30 & 45 deg
  • knurled handle design
featuring exchangeable inserts & adjustable working lengths.


download_icon