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Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine

Joints connect bones to each other and provide the body with agility and stability. Obesity, misalignment, physical inactivity as well as sports injuries can lead to joint problems and restricted movement.

Many minimally invasive techniques can now be performed in joint surgery thanks to modern arthroscopy. The product range from KARL STORZ covers endoscopic instrument sets and implants for treatment of the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee joints as well as the wrist, interphalangeal and ankle joints.

In cooperation with renowned physicians, KARL STORZ was able to develop innovative products and techniques for, among others, meniscal refixation, cruciate ligament reconstruction, reconstruction of shoulder instability as well as hip arthroscopy.

Furthermore, KARL STORZ offers an appropriate portfolio of implants for arthroscopic reconstructive procedures. This segment includes both titanium and bioresorbable implants such as interference screws, suture anchors and fixation buttons.

Highlights

Diamond Standard: HOPKINS® Telescopes and Sheaths for Optimal Vision

KARL STORZ HOPKINS® telescopes are considered to be the best arthroscopes in the industry. The diverse product range covers all arthroscopic interventions while the unique rod lens system ensures excellent image quality with optimal brightness, contrast and detail properties.

The product range includes all well-established angles of view in arthroscopy:
• 0° • 30° • 70°

Arthroscopes with diameters ranging from 1 mm to 4 mm leave nothing to be desired. A selection of sheaths with various locking mechanisms, which are co-ordinated with HOPKINS® telescopes, ensures the safe locking of the telescope in the sheath.

EndoCAMeleon® with Variable Direction of View

A Revolution in Imaging

ENDOCAMELEON® ARTHRO is a multidirectional arthroscope that combines the existing HOPKINS® technology with a variable direction of view. This guarantees optimal image quality with ideal visualization. The desired direction of view can be adjusted between 15° and 90° during surgery. The ENDOCAMELEON® is particularly beneficial for working in tight joint spaces as the all-round view has been greatly enhanced.

Special Features:

  • HOPKINS® telescope with unique rod lens system for optimal brightness and contrast
  • Easy-to-use adjusting knob selects the desired direction of view (15° to 90°)
  • Better visualization of difficult-to-reach anatomical structures
  • Time-saving as portal changeover is reduced

VITOM® 3D – 3D Visualization for Hand and Plastic Surgery

The VITOM® 3D system provides many surgical disciplines with a revolutionary solution for the visualization of microsurgical and open surgical interventions. Application possibilities are similar to that of the operating microscope. The most important functions are controlled via the IMAGE1 PILOT which is mounted to the OR table in close proximity to the surgeon.

  • Smaller, lighter and more compact than an operating microscope
  • Lower acquisition costs and creates synergistic effects with endoscopy by using the same video tower – thus combining the benefits of endoscopy and microscopy
  • Ergonomic work – the user is not confined to the eyepiece
  • Improved workflow – the OR team can view the procedure in the same image quality as the surgeon

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VITOM® 3D Illuminator Model TH002

VITOM® 3D Illuminator Model TH002

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IMAGE1 PILOT Model TC 014

IMAGE1 PILOT Model TC 014

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WONDERHOOK® Suture System

WONDERHOOK® Suture System

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Sterile Drape for VITOM® 3D Exoscope Model TH 001

Sterile Drape for VITOM® 3D Exoscope Model TH 001

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VITOM® 3D clamping jaw with ball joint Model 28272 VTK

VITOM® 3D clamping jaw with ball joint Model 28272 VTK

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Arthroscopic reconstruction of the anterolateral bundle of the posterior cruciate ligament in single-bundle technique with autologous hamstring grafts

Human Medicine

Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine

Petersen W, Zantop T.

Oper Orthop Traumatol. 2010 Oct;22(4):354-72.

Minimally Invasive Acromioclavicular Joint Reconstruction (MINAR)

Human Medicine

Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine

Petersen W, Wellmann M, Rosslenbroich S, Zantop T.

Oper Orthop Traumatol. 2010 Mar;22(1):52-61.

Standardized cartilage biopsies from the intercondylar notch for autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI)

Human Medicine

Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine

Niemeyer P, Pestka JM, Kreuz PC, Salzmann GM, Köstler W, Südkamp NP, Steinwachs M.

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2010 Aug;18(8):1122-7. Epub 2010 Mar 27.

Structural properties of a new device for graft fixation in cruciate ligament reconstruction: the shim technique

Human Medicine

Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine

Lenschow S, Herbort M, Strässer A, Strobel M, Raschke M, Petersen W, Zantop T.

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2011 Aug;131(8):1067-72. Epub 2011 Feb 18.