Axis Surgical Technologies (Axis Surgical) has reported the first evaluation in human patients of its C-MOR orthopedic device, a self-contained portable direct-imaging tool. It displays real-time in vivo images directly using an on-board LCD display, providing enhanced utilization of the surgeon's natural field of view and range of motion.

The C-MOR was used by Cleveland-based orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Alan Davis, as an adjunct to three arthroscopic procedures. The C-MOR captured intra-articular images and video during lateral meniscectomies performed on a 30 year-old female, and a 27 year-old male, and also during an ACL reconstruction and lateral meniscal repair performed on a 16 year-old female.

Dr Davis said: “Single-handed operability leaves a free hand available for performing other critical functions during the surgery. The intuitive design equips office-based physicians with novel imaging capabilities that will improve continuity of care. Additionally, the smaller scope enhances diagnostic capabilities. Ability to get into areas with the smaller size probe is an advantage particularly for viewing the posterior aspects of lateral and medial menisci.”

Fred Seddiqui, CEO of Axis Surgical, said: “The C-MOR is a game-changer that will bring new referrals to in-office practitioners at a platform cost unrivaled by anything available in the market today. I am very proud that our team designed and developed this complex technology into a finished medical product to improve patient care with a significant cost benefit.”

The company claims that C-MOR functions much like a standard arthroscopic tower, yet at a fraction of both the size and cost. The handheld lightweight device offers practitioners the convenience of intra-articular visualization and complete operability.