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Visionscope

Comfort. Convenience. Confidence.

VisionScope® is a minimally-invasive, arthroscopic imaging technology that allows Dr. Paul to clearly view and evaluate joint condition right in the office. The procedure takes no more than 10 minutes, real-time results are discussed and the best course-of-action can be planned and scheduled – as part of the first visit. In-office diagnosis may eliminate additional procedures, such as MRI or surgery, thereby reducing multiple medical appointments that can interfere with work, life and family.

Intra-articular imaging. In the office.

VisionScope® is an office-based, arthroscopic imaging technology that allows physicians to clearly visualize and evaluate a joint condition and pathology. High-definition, intra-articular video and still images – taken at the point of care – in certain cases may eclipse the quality and specificity of MRI and could eliminate the need for unnecessary surgical diagnostic procedures. Personalized treatment plans can be discussed during the first consultation, optimizing time and resources for both patient and physician.

FAQ

How can a VisionScope Imaging procedure benefit me?

The VisionScope® Imaging system (VSI) is a real-time diagnostic tool. The primary benefit from the 10-minute procedure is a clear diagnosis from your physician and the opportunity for you to discuss your personalized treatment plan during the first office visit.

The VSI system is also beneficial if you've had a previous surgery. With this office-based procedure, your physician may determine it is not necessary to send you for an MRI or schedule other arthroscopic procedures to assess the healing process or better understand the source of recurring symptoms. In a matter of minutes you and your doctor can view how your healing is progressing and make any necessary adjustments to your rehabilitation program.

Every patient is different. Only your physician will know the best course of action for you.

Will I experience pain during or after a VSI procedure?

Most patients who have undergone a VSI procedure have reported no pain during or afterwards. Patients have returned to normal activities immediately following the procedure.

Every patient is different so you'll want to discuss how you feel with your physician.

What are the advantages of VSI vs. MRI?

The VSI procedure provides your physician with a clear, definitive view of your joint's surfaces. This is called an intra-articular view. Rather than arthroscopic surgery – which today is the only way to achieve similar diagnostic clarity – your physician can use the VisionScope system right in the exam room. The procedure can take less than 10 minutes and requires only a local numbing agent, such as Lidocaine.

On the other hand, MRI is an informative diagnostic tool when your physician needs to examine areas outside your joint's surfaces and/or the surrounding soft tissue and ligaments. This is called an extra-articular view.

Every patient is different. Only your physician will know the best course of action for you.

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10616 Metromont Parkway, Suite 106
Charlotte, NC 28269
(704) 212-2400

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Tuesday: 8:00-4:30
Wednesday: 8:00-4:30
Thursday: 8:00-4:30
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