The MIRACLE Project organized a Symposium, “A Bright New Future for Arthroscopy”, within the 29th Annual Meeting of the European Orthopaedic Research Society (EORS), a reference meeting in the arena of orthopaedics and musculoskeletal research, which occurred in Rome, Italy, between the 15th and 17th of September.
This was an excellent opportunity to present the MIRACLE’s technology to the key stakeholders and to discuss how this pioneering technology will impact the field of arthroscopy.
The symposium was held on the first day of the congress, and chaired by Dr. Simo Saarakkala (University of Oulu) and Dr. Gabriela S. Lorite (University of Oulu). The first panellist, Dr. Boris Mizaikoff (University of Ulm), presented brilliantly the Mid-infrared arthroscopy as an innovative assessment technology to obtain objective and quantitative data on the biochemical composition of cartilage. Dr. Harold Brommer (University of Utrecht) was the second panellist, and gave the perspective of a surgeon on the Mid-infrared arthroscopy, clearly presenting the significant advantages of a real-time and precise evaluation of the cartilage structure in the support of the most accurate therapeutic decisions. Lastly, in a roundtable led by Dr. Ali Mobasheri (University of Oulu), Dr. Harold Brommer, Dr. Boris Mizaikoff, and Dr. Simo Saarakkala discussed the future of arthroscopy, overall highlighting the need for an effective arthroscopic technology, and anticipating a pivotal role of the Mid-infrared arthroscopy in the future of arthroscopy.