VisionScope Imaging for Diagnosing Joint Pain
VisionScope Imaging (VSI) is a minimally invasive, in-office diagnostic exam. This technology provides direct visualization of the inside of joints, which helps orthopaedic physicians determine the
rootcause of pain and discomfort. The exam uses a tiny needle with an attached camera to look at joints, and only a local anesthesia is necessary.
VSI is most commonly used to diagnose joint problems in the knees or shoulders such as:
- Meniscus tears
- Rotator cuff tears
Before this technology was available, MRIs were the go-to diagnostic tool to determine a diagnosis for joint pain and discomfort. But in cases where an MRI isn’t an option (implants, claustrophobia, pacemakers, etc.) or would provide inconclusive results, VSI provides an accurate view of the issue and can fit into any patient’s lifestyle.