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World’s First 4K Single-Use Surgical Arthroscope Improves Efficiency, Consistency and Safety

By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 06 Jan 2023
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Image: Summit, the world’s first 4K single-use surgical arthroscope, has received US FDA 510(k) clearance (Photo courtesy of Pristine Surgical)
Image: Summit, the world’s first 4K single-use surgical arthroscope, has received US FDA 510(k) clearance (Photo courtesy of Pristine Surgical)

Conventional surgical visualization systems are complex, expensive, and difficult to maintain. Dirty or damaged endoscopes negatively affect visualization, disrupt workflow, and present unnecessary safety risks to the operating suite. Hidden costs in the form of service contracts, repairs, and sterilization services negatively impact the bottom line. Now, a first-of-its-kind 4K single-use surgical arthroscope is designed to improve the efficiency, consistency, and safety of arthroscopic procedures.

Summit, a 4K single-use surgical arthroscope from Pristine Surgical (Manchester, NH, USA), features Pristine Connect cloud-based software to deliver a high-definition image, every time, with a device that is always new and never obsolete. The scope is simple to set up and 100% sterile, ensuring patient and staff safety. Its transparent pricing model and automated inventory management also improve predictability and workflow. The Summit single-use arthroscope has been designed to address challenges inherent to conventional surgical visualization, which are complex and expensive, and feature reusable arthroscopes that are difficult and costly to maintain. Prone to wear, damage, and potential infection, these scopes can bring inefficiency and variability into the operating room.

Pristine has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Summit single-use arthroscope which it expects to launch during the first quarter of 2023 with a predictable and transparent subscription pricing model and a convenient, automated re-ordering system. Through industry leading sustainability partnerships, Pristine will also provide recycling options to its customers.

“The Summit single-use arthroscope represents a new paradigm in arthroscopy, improving a procedure that hasn't changed much in my 42 years of practice and beyond,” said Dr. Stephen Snyder, chief medical officer of Pristine Surgical and a recognized pioneer in the field of arthroscopy. “We’re removing the well-known barriers of legacy, reusable systems that eventually become obsolete by offering a new 4K single-use scope that improves safety and reliability while decreasing room turnover time and the cost of arthroscopic treatment.”

“Summit simplifies arthroscopic procedures, offering a fully integrated single-use scope with 4K resolution that’s one-of-a-kind,” said Bryan Lord, CEO of Pristine Surgical. “Our FDA clearance is a significant milestone for the company. More importantly, it means that we can now begin offering the benefits of these single-use devices to surgeons and staff, and bring our single-use, cloud-based platform to more than 125 million endoscopy patients treated worldwide each year.”

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