MOVES is dedicated to equipping our mobile veterinary surgeons with the tools to stay at the forefront of best practice in the mobile context, and we are excited to begin offering minimally invasive procedures with the NanoScope™ from Arthrex Vet Systems. In select markets, you can now partner with your MOVES mobile veterinary surgeon to offer minimally-invasive procedures to your patients.
The state-of-the-art NanoScope™ operative arthroscopy system uses high definition, chip-on-tip image sensor technology to provide surgeons with a needle-sized camera system. The telescope is approximately 50-70% smaller in diameter compared to your standard rigid telescope, making the procedure the true definition of minimally invasive! The portability of the imaging system allows the surgeon to evaluate, diagnose and treat a variety of joint conditions. The enhanced diagnostic and therapeutic advantages of the Nanoscope include:
1. Superior evaluation compared to radiographs and ultrasound for cartilage lesions.
2. Serving as an alternative to MRI imaging, which requires general anesthesia and can become cost prohibitive. Additionally, the presence of metal implants provides no interference when performing a procedure with the Nanoscope!
3. Serves as a less invasive method for evaluating or re-evaluating the joints for potential meniscal injuries, shoulder tendinopathies, and shoulder instability (just to name a few).
4. Providing direct image-guided visualization of injections.
As a result, the NanoScope™ is quickly becoming the instrument of choice for arthroscopic evaluations and less-invasive therapeutic procedures.
Dr. Michelle Powers is the first MOVES mobile surgeon to put the NanoScope™ into service for her partner hospitals in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Dr. Powers is one of only a handful of canine specialists in the country that is not only board certified by the American Board of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS), but also by the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR). The American College of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation is a newer specialty college recognized by the AVMA, and credentials to be entitled to sit for the exam are quite rigorous. The field of Sports Medicine encompasses rehabilitation of the canine athlete, as well as exercise physiology and conditioning for individual breeds and sports.