1. Minimally Invasive Polarization Sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography (PS-OCT) for assessing Pre-OA, a pilot study on technical feasibility

    Minimally Invasive Polarization Sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography (PS-OCT) for assessing Pre-OA, a pilot study on technical feasibility

    Efforts to develop chondroprotective approaches to halt osteoarthritis (OA) progression have recently increased. Current imaging techniques are critical in managing advanced OA, but greater resolution is needed to identify reversible stages (pre-OA). Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a micron scale imaging technology widely used in ophthalmology, cardiology, and neurology. We previously demonstrated that polarization sensitive OCT (PS-OCT) can identify pre-OA in vitro, in animals, and in open surgical fields. This feasibility study examines performing intraarticular PS-OCT using a flexible endocatheter introduced through a stiff 18-gauge spinal needle. Results are critical for designing larger clinical trials examining minimally invasive PS-OCT's ...

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