Dr. Mark Getelman performed the first ever 4K single-use arthroscopy with Pristine’s Summit™ arthroscope, marking a new chapter in minimally invasive surgery
Manchester, NH – April 20, 2023 – Pristine Surgical – a medical device company that combines single-use endoscopes with cloud-based software to make minimally invasive visualization more efficient, consistent, and safe – completed its first in human procedure using Summit™, the world’s first 4K single-use surgical arthroscope. Dr. Mark Getelman, a renowned expert in shoulder and knee arthroscopy, performed the procedure at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute (SCOI) on Wednesday, April 19.
“The Summit arthroscope performed exceptionally well, and the procedure went according to plan,” said Dr. Mark Getelman, who specializes in arthroscopic and minimally invasive reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and knee at SCOI and is past president of the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA). “The ability to get a new 4K scope for every procedure while improving our workflow makes Summit an exciting product for our operating room. We’re proud to have performed this procedure at SCOI where surgical innovation has been a hallmark of our practice since our founding.”
Pristine Surgical developed Summit to address challenges inherent to conventional surgical visualization, which are complex, expensive, and prior to today, relied on reusable arthroscopes that are difficult and costly to maintain. Summit is delivered in single-use, sterile packaging, is simple to set up, improves predictability and workflow, and its transparent pricing model reduces costs for ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). Summit also includes a proprietary cloud-based software – Pristine Connect™ – allowing for seamless video capture, automated inventory management, and a growing portfolio of value-added services.
“I’m proud of our team for reaching this important milestone,” said Bryan Lord, president and CEO of Pristine Surgical. “This first in human procedure with Dr. Getelman marks the beginning of our commercial release, where we will begin the process of rolling out Summit to ASCs across the U.S., and eventually worldwide. Dr. Getelman and other SCOI surgeons have been instrumental in providing feedback on our development and set a high-bar for our scope’s performance. We are grateful for his and his colleagues’ continued support and expertise, and we look forward to taking our visualization platform to increasingly new heights.”