What is nanoscopy?
A nanoscopy is a small procedure that allows the doctor to look at changes in your knee joint using a miniature camera. This procedure provides much more accurate and faster information for the doctor. This allows the doctor to choose the best therapy for you.
How does treatment work?
Before the nanoscopy, your knee is locally anaesthetised. A miniature camera system is then inserted into the knee. The system has a diameter of only 1.9 mm, which is about as thick as a needle used for knee infiltrations.
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 costly hospital stays. Since we only treat one patient at a time, the Corona infection risk is also eliminated at this time!
We treatcartilage damage with the proven Chondrofiller collagen. We can also glue meniscus tears back together. To do this, we take a small amount of blood from you and produce the body's own glue from the enzyme thrombin obtained. This glue means that there is absolutely no risk of infection compared to other procedures (e.g. with fibrin).
Nanoscopy for partial cruciate ligament tears
Nanoscopy makes it possible to inject cruciate ligament injuries directly with the patient's own blood (PRP) under visual control. This results in faster healing and a quicker return to training for athletes.
The treatment described above takes about 30 minutes. As no general anaesthetic is necessary, all risks of anaesthesia are eliminated. You can get up immediately after the procedure with the splint on.
The procedure is suitable for injuries where conservative therapy is performed with partial preservation. In this way, a future cruciate ligament replacement can be avoided. This is important because there are sensors in the anterior cruciate ligament that tell the brain where the knee joint is in space. If the cruciate ligament is replaced, this feedback is missing and patients describe this as "It's somehow no longer my knee!".
11. what is the recovery process?
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 intervention. In any case, it will take several weeks before you can walk again without crutches after a knee operation, and it usually takes up to six months, and in some cases even 12 months, before you can put full weight on your knee again.
In the case of a cartilage cell transplant, for example, the knee can usually only be loaded normally again one year after the operation. The recovery process for cruciate ligament tears is also very long; full weight-bearing is not permitted until six months at the earliest. This is more difficult to assess in the case of meniscus surgery. Whatever knee surgery you have, it is very important that physiotherapy begins immediately after the operation and that the recovery process is well supervised by specialists. Therefore, do not miss the follow-up examinations under any circumstances. They help to ensure that the
Whatever knee surgery you get, it is very important that immediately after the operation physiotherapy begins and that the recovery process is professionally well accompanied. Therefore, do not miss the follow-up examinations under any circumstances. They help to ensure that the operation is worthwhile for you and that you can hopefully move (almost) pain-free again.