Integrated Endoscopy to Demonstrate Single-Use Rigid Endoscope at Orthopedic Conference

Integrated Endoscopy, Inc. will exhibit its nuvis™ Single-Use Arthroscope, the only FDA-approved single-use rigid endoscope commercially available in the United States, at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) annual meeting, July 7-9, 2016 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

According to Lonnie Hoyle, CEO and chief technology officer of Integrated Endoscopy, the nuvis Single-Use Arthroscope allows for safer and more cost-effective procedures. “Unlike conventional reusable endoscopes, the nuvis Arthroscope never infects a patient, never needs repairs, never contributes to OR delays, and never needs to be cleaned and sterilized,” Hoyle said.

The nuvis Single-Use Arthroscope provides many benefits over conventional reusable endoscopes, including:
• Eradicating the risk of healthcare-associated infections due to lapses in instrument reprocessing
• Eliminating the need for sterilization and high-level disinfection of endoscopes
• Preventing costly OR delays and downtime by ensuring the availability of patient-ready scopes
• Providing high-definition optics and compatibility with existing video systems
• Offering a lightweight scope with an easy-to-use design that eliminates a bulky cable, making it easier on surgeons during procedures

More than 4 million knee arthroscopies are performed worldwide each year, many of them involving sports-related injuries. “Over time, arthroscopes get damaged and degraded due to frequent use, handling, and reprocessing,” said Grady L. Jeter, MD, founder of the Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine Clinic in San Jose, Calif. “With the introduction of the nuvis Arthroscope, surgeons now can have the optical quality of a brand new endoscope for every procedure, and patients can be assured of a sterile scope free of the potential for infection transmission.”

The nuvis Arthroscope is designed with high-definition optics and an innovative LED light source, eliminating the need for expensive xenon light bulbs and fragile fiber optic bundles. Its patented design features only 12 molded-glass lenses compared to the dozens of expensive ground-glass lenses needed with conventional reusable arthroscopes.

Source: Integrated Endoscopy