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1 0 • S U P P L E M E N T T O O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • S E P T E M B E R 2 0 2 0 T he value of crisp visu- alization during arthroscopy couldn't be clearer. If sur- geons can't optimally observe the joints they're diagnos- ing and treating, the best possible outcomes may not be realized. Arthroscopy is one of the most commonly performed orthopedic procedures and recent advance- ments in the visualization systems surgeons use have provided them the most up-to-date technology for the best possible patient care. We recently re-evaluated our video tower systems and have been pleased with the changes we made. It starts with the camera Quality and durability of the cam- era head are key because they ulti- mately dictate what is viewed on the screen. In addition to a really good camera, we chose a 4K mon- itor, which offers four times the resolution and color reproduction of standard HD and more detailed images of small tissues and organs. Here's the most critical factor: Make sure the camera and monitor display are both 4K to ensure the imaging chain pro- duces a near life-like picture of tissue inside the joints. If you pair a 1080p camera with a 4K moni- tor, you won't get a true 4K image. There are other exciting innovations in arthro- scopic visualization systems that aren't simply about picture quality, but still should factor heavily in your decision. • Autoclavable. Many newer camera heads are autoclavable, which can free up OR time. The typi- cal low-temp sterilization process for a camera head is about 45 minutes. However, autoclavable camera heads cut that time to about 15 minutes. Shane J. Nho, MD, MS | Chicago Advances in Arthroscopic Visualization Crisp 4K imaging is just one of several key components you should expect from your system. IN SYNC The camera head and display monitor must be in 4K. A 1080p camera with a 4K monitor won't get you a true 4K image. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR

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