Watch a tiny camera assess Brent Rose of Gizmodo’s knee pain in minutes.
In his doctor’s office. The future is here!
Watch Doctors Jam This Tiny Camera Inside My Knee Joint
By Brent Rose
June 15, 2015
Diagnosis is hard. Especially when it comes to joint injuries. Doctors can make educated guesses based on your symptoms, to be really sure, they’ve got to look inside. While MRI is the most popular option, it’s expensive, time-consuming, and not particularly accurate. That’s why this new, miniaturized camera that can be stuck inside your joint is such a big deal. And I should know. I just experienced it.
Reporter learns more about her knee in 10 minutes than in 4 years.
Before you get that MRI…
By Ron Kaspriske
When doctors suspect a patient might have a serious injury to joints such as the knees or shoulders—things like muscle, tendon or ligament tears—they often use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to confirm it. Although MRIs are considered extremely effective, a recent study published in BMI Health Services Research found that one out of every five done to detect tears of the medial meniscus in the knee registered a false positive. In other words, if they went solely by the MRI, doctors could prescribe rehabilitation procedures, including surgery, for tears that didn’t exist.
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