This month, Dr. Anthony Mechrefe performed nano-operative arthroscopy of the ankle at the Ortho RI Surgery Center in Warwick, the first procedure of its kind performed in an outpatient surgery setting in Rhode Island.
Dr. Mechrefe completed the procedure using The NanoScope™ operative arthroscopy imaging system by Arthrex, a pioneer in operative and nano-operative arthroscopy. The NanoScope™ is a medical-grade, 3-in-1, single-use camera system that provides an alternative to MRI imaging and second-look arthroscopy, enabling a minimally invasive patient experience that provides unlimited atraumatic access to joint spaces.
Dr. Mechrefe is excited by the potential the NanoScope™ system offers to improve outcomes for patients undergoing ankle procedures.
“This technology is a minimally invasive way to gauge accuracy of reduction,” Mechrefe says. “It also allows cleanout of a joint, which improves long-term outcomes and minimizes the risk of post-traumatic arthritis – all done through a percutaneous incision the size of a needle stick.”
Dr. Mechrefe’s recent groundbreaking nano-operative procedure is the latest example of Ortho Rhode Island’s commitment to creating a great patient experience through innovative orthopedics. Learn more about Dr. Mechrefe, and see more about Ortho Rhode Island’s state-of-the-art foot and ankle care.