mi-eye 2™ - Breakthrough Technology Replaces MRI for Diagnosing Orthopedic Injuries in Palm Beach County

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Delray Beach, Florida orthopedic surgeon Dr. William P. Toole of South Palm Orthopedics uses new diagnostic tool to swiftly identify orthopedic injuries that would otherwise require an MRI

William P. Toole, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. William P. Toole

“We are thrilled to now offer patients this easy alternative to MRI to assess their orthopedic conditions."

Ordinarily, patients suffering from joint pain need an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) to locate the source of their injury. However, many who have an MRI experience anxiety attacks, claustrophobia and negative reactions during the study. And patients with metal implants – such as pacemakers and defibrillators – can’t use an MRI for diagnostic purposes.

Now a new revolutionary tool called the mi-eye 2™ is replacing an MRI for diagnosing orthopedic injuries at South Palm Orthopedics. Dr. William P. Toole, a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon at South Palm Orthopedics who specializes in sports medicine and complex injuries of the shoulder, hip and knee, uses the mi-eye to examine and easily visualize patient injuries and provide in-office analysis for faster diagnosis of many conditions. And his patients couldn’t be happier.

Dr. Toole’s extensive training includes the latest arthroscopic techniques for the surgical management of complex shoulder, hip, and knee issues. He has a special interest in complex knee ligament procedures, rotator cuff repairs, and performing the latest cartilage techniques to preserve as much of the patient’s joint as possible.

The mi-eye is the latest addition to South Palm Orthopedics, which specializes in the most cutting-edge and minimally invasive techniques and technology for shoulder, hip and knee replacements, including patient specific implants and robotic assisted joint replacements.

Manufactured by Trice Medical Inc., the mi-eye is a hand-held arthroscope that can provide visualization of a damaged joint or other interior parts of the body. The device consists of a needle with an integrated camera and light source that, when inserted, effectively probes the affected area to assess the injury and provide a more accurate diagnosis.

With the mi-eye tool, diagnostic results are immediate -- no more going to another facility to have an MRI and then waiting days for a result. Instead, the mi-eye procedure is performed in the comfort of South Palm Orthopedics’ conveniently located Delray Beach office. Better still, there is no need for any sedation or anesthesia and there is no down time.

Dr. David Buchalter, the founding partner at South Palm Orthopedics is especially excited about adding the mi-eye to the arsenal of advanced diagnostic and treatment tools at the practice. “We are thrilled to now offer patients this easy alternative to MRI to assess their orthopedic conditions. This new addition to our practice will allow us to diagnose and treat patients faster and with less stress, and get them on their road to recovery sooner," said Dr. Buchalter.

The mi-eye provides a great alternative for patients who are claustrophobic, or dread being enclosed in an MRI machine. Plus, by choosing the mi-eye, patients can resume their active lifestyle at least two weeks sooner than when choosing to undergo an MRI.

Mi-eye is FDA approved for use in diagnostic and operative illumination, and it is covered by most major insurance carriers, including Medicare.

To learn more about the mi-eye procedure and how this breakthrough technology is revolutionizing the treatment of joint injury, contact South Palm Orthopedics at (561) 496-6622 or visit our website at http://www.southpalmorthopedics.com.

About South Palm Orthopedics
South Palm Orthopedics has been providing quality, comprehensive orthopedic care to Palm Beach County for over 24 years and is conveniently located in Delray Beach, Florida. Staffed by five fellowship-trained and board-certified orthopedic surgeons, Dr. David Buchalter, Dr. Steve Meadows, Dr. Russell Weisz, Dr. Brian E. Colman, Dr, and Dr. William P. Toole, South Palm Orthopedics offers specialized treatment in all areas of orthopedics including arthroscopy, minimally invasive joint reconstruction using computer navigation, sports medicine, hand and wrist surgery, shoulder replacements and reverse shoulder replacement as well as trauma and fracture repair. http://www.southpalmorthopedics.com

About Trice Medical
Trice Medical, Inc. develops orthopedic diagnostics devices with integrated camera-enabled technologies/needle-based diagnostic and therapeutic technologies for patients, physicians, and payors. Its products enable micro invasive surgeon visualization procedures that offer painless, cosmetically undetectable, and surgical grade care in the office environment. The company provides its products for use in office-based diagnostic procedures and therapeutic delivery areas. For more information, visit http://www.tricemedical.com; follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook or call 610-989-8080.

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