NH firm hails first use of its single-use arthroscope

Summit device cleared by FDA for commercial release

Dr. Mark Getelman, second from left, performed the first 4K single-use arthroscopy with Pristine’s Summit arthroscope. Shown with Getelman after the procedure are, from left: Pristine Surgical President and CEO Bryan Lord; Thurman Ballard, general manager of sales at Pristine; and Dave Carey, chief commercial officer at Pristine. 
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A California orthopedist performed the first in-human procedure using a New Hampshire-developed single-use 4K arthroscope. Manchester-based Pristine Surgical said it developed its Summit device with the goal of addressing the difficulties that come with traditional surgical visualization. The device comes in packaging that is sterile and designed for single use, and is pre-installed with the Pristine Connect cloud-based software, which facilitates video capturing, automated inventory management, digital training and other value-added services.

It is easy to set up and enhances predictability and workflow, Pristine said. The procedure using Summit was carried out by shoulder and knee arthroscopy expert Dr. Mark Getelman at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute.

In a statement, Getelman said that Summit gives surgeons “the ability to get a new 4K scope for every procedure while improving our workflow,” making the device “an exciting product for our operating room.

Pristine CEO Bryan Lord hailed the first in-human procedure, saying it “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.”

The Summit device received clearance in January from the Food and Drug Administration.

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