Integrated Endoscopy to Demonstrate Single-Use Rigid Endoscope at Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Conference


 Integrated Endoscopy, Inc., will exhibit its nuvisSingle-Use Arthroscope—the only FDA-approved single-use rigid endoscope commercially available in the United States—at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Annual Meeting, July 7-9, 2016, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Booth No. 118).

According to Lonnie Hoyle, CEO and Chief Technology Officer of Integrated Endoscopy, the nuvis Single-Use Arthroscope allows for safer and more cost-effective procedures. “Unlike conventional reusable endoscopes, the nuvis Arthroscope never infects a patient, never needs repairs, never contributes to OR delays, and never needs to be cleaned and sterilized,” Hoyle said.

The nuvis Single-Use Arthroscope provides many benefits over conventional reusable endoscopes, including:

  • Eradicating the risk of healthcare-associated infections due to lapses in instrument reprocessing
  • Eliminating the need for sterilization and high-level disinfection of endoscopes
  • Preventing costly OR delays and downtime by ensuring the availability of patient-ready scopes
  • Providing high-definition optics and compatibility with existing video systems
  • Offering a lightweight scope with an easy-to-use design that eliminates a bulky cable, making it easier on surgeons during procedures

More than 4 million knee arthroscopies are performed worldwide each year, many of them involving sports-related injuries. “Over time, arthroscopes get damaged and degraded due to frequent use, handling, and reprocessing,” said Grady L. Jeter, M.D., founder of the Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine Clinic in San Jose, Calif. “With the introduction of the nuvis Arthroscope, surgeons now can have the optical quality of a brand new endoscope for every procedure, and patients can be assured of a sterile scope free of the potential for infection transmission.”

The nuvis Arthroscope is designed with high-definition optics and an innovative LED light source, eliminating the need for expensive xenon light bulbs and fragile fiber optic bundles. Its patented design features only 12 molded-glass lenses compared to the dozens of expensive ground-glass lenses needed with conventional reusable arthroscopes.

About Integrated Endoscopy

Integrated Endoscopy, Inc., is a pioneer in the development of high-quality, low-cost single-use rigid endoscopes. The company’s intellectual property portfolio includes nearly 20 patents in the United States, Europe, Japan, Australia, and Canada covering the lens system design, LED lighting systems in a rigid endoscope, and high-quality molded glass lenses that are at the core of its cutting-edge devices. This strong patent position makes Integrated Endoscopy uniquely positioned to be the market leader and sole provider of single-use rigid endoscopes. Integrated Endoscopy is a privately held company with headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. For more information, visit

Note to editors: For more information, or to request photos and video of the nuvis Single-Use Arthroscope, contact Barbara Sullivan at or 714/374-6174.

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