A ergonomic lightweight device, which provides physicians with convenient endoscopic visualisation and efficient one-handed operability, has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The C-MOR Visualization Device, developed by Axis Surgical Technologies, can be used in diagnostic and operative arthroscopic and endoscopic procedures and is being used for office-based arthroscopic diagnosis.

The self-contained portable direct-imaging tool provides illumination and visualisation of an interior cavity through either a natural or surgical opening.

The device displays real-time endoscopic images directly using an on-board LCD display, providing better utilisation of the surgeon’s natural field of view and range of motion and facilitating immediate diagnosis for structural issues.

The application for this device will revolutionise the sports medicine field by providing office-based direct visualisation and diagnosis.