Manevra: Redefining Arthroscopy

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Program: Biomedical Engineering

Modern arthroscopy is a reliable operation that poses minimal risk to the patient. However, certain procedures provide significant challenges for current scopes, whose rigid composition prohibits it from accessing deeper regions of the knee, such as the posterior of the interior joint compartment (the target of many common knee surgeries). While the inflexible structure allows for easier insertion and the angled lens attempts to increase the visual field, certain parts of the knee remain inaccessible to surgeons, forcing them to operate in uncomfortable positions with suboptimal visualization. Thus, there is a need for a more effective method of accessing the posterior compartment while performing arthroscopic knee surgery that increases visualization within the posterior joint space. Our solution, a “hybrid arthroscope,” proposes an extendable scope passed through a rigid cannula. The distal tip of this scope would be pushed through the end of the cannula and into the joint space following insertion. The proximal end of the scope would be attached to a handle containing the controls for the flexible component, allowing for single-handed device operation.

Dr. Adam Levin (Clinical Mentor)
Dr. Nicholas Durr (BME Mentor)
Aditya Bhide (TA)
Dr. Alex Loeb (Committee Member)
Dr. Matthew Best (Committee Member)
Dr. Alex Johnson (Committee Member)

Team Members

  • Sneha Kamada
  • Betül Çeliker
  • Samhita Vasu
  • Esanika Mukherjee
  • Matthew Kunkler
  • Ben Miller
  • Natasha Porwal
  • Pranhav Sundararajan

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