What is nanoscopy?
A nanoscopy is a small procedure in which the doctor can use a miniature camera to examine changes in your knee joint. This procedure provides much more accurate and faster information for the doctor. This allows him to select the best therapy for you.
How does a treatment work?
Your knee will be locally anesthetized before the nanoscopy. A miniature camera system is then inserted into the knee. The system has a diameter of just 1.9 mm and is therefore approximately as thick as a needle with which knee infiltrations can be carried out.
The Doctor receives a live transmission of the current situation of your knee joint via this camera system. If this examination reveals minor cartilage damage or meniscus tears, these can be treated directly in the same session. This saves you a lot of time and time-consuming hospital stays. Since we only care for a single patient here at a time, there is currently no risk of corona infection!
Cartilage damage We treat collagen with the proven chondrofiller. Auch Meniscus cracks We can stick it back on. To do this, we take a small amount of blood from you and produce an endogenous adhesive from the thrombin enzyme obtained. With this adhesive, there is absolutely no risk of infection compared to other methods (e.g. with fibrin).
Nanoscopy for Partial Cruciate Ligament Ruptures
Nanoscopy makes it possible to inject cruciate ligament injuries directly with your own blood (PRP) under sight. These results in faster healing and therefore a faster return to the training situation for athletes.
The treatment described above takes approximately 30 minutes. Since no general anesthesia is required, all anesthetic risks are eliminated. After the procedure, you can get up immediately with the splint on.
The procedure is suitable for injuries in which conservative therapy is carried out if partial preservation is carried out. In this way, future cruciate ligament replacement can be avoided. This is important because the anterior cruciate ligament contains sensors that tell the brain where the knee joint is in space. If the cruciate ligament is replaced, this feedback is missing and the patients describe this as “Somehow it's not my knee anymore!”
11. How is the recovery process going?
This question is very individual and cannot be answered in general terms. It depends on the individual case and in particular on the type of surgical procedure. In any case, it will take several weeks before you can walk again without crutches after knee surgery, until you can fully exercise your knee again, usually up to six months, in some cases even 12 months.
In the case of a cartilage cell transplant, for example, the knee is usually able to regain normal strength only one year after the operation. The recovery process for cruciate ligament ruptures also takes a very long time; a full load may take place after six months at the earliest. This is more difficult to assess during meniscus surgery. The healing process can take from one week to six weeks. Whatever knee surgery you have, it is very important that physiotherapy starts immediately after the operation and that the recovery process is well supervised by professionals. Therefore, do not miss the follow-up tests. They contribute to the fact that
Whatever knee surgery you have, it is very important that physiotherapy starts immediately after the operation and that the recovery process is well supervised by professionals. Therefore, do not miss the follow-up tests. They help make the operation worthwhile for you and hopefully you can move (almost) pain-free again.