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Pristine Surgical Completes First Live Arthroscopy Using a 4K Single-Use Surgical Arthroscope at Southern California Orthopedic Institute (SCOI)

Photo (L-R): Pristine Surgical President and CEO, Bryan Lord, renowned expert in shoulder and knee arthroscopy, Southern California Orthopedic Institute, Dr. Mark Getelman, GM, Sales at Pristine Surgical, Thurman Ballard, Chief Commercial Officer at Pristine Surgical, Dave Carey. (Photo: Business Wire)

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, N.H., April 20, 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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.”

About Pristine Surgical
Pristine Surgical is a medical device company with a mission to simplify endoscopy. The company combines its Summit™ single-use endoscopes with Pristine Connect™, its cloud-based software to make minimally invasive visualization more efficient, consistent, and safe. Pristine Surgical offers a unique subscription business model with transparent pricing and automated inventory management, delivering improved workflow and reduced costs to the endoscopy suite. For more information about Pristine Surgical, the Summit 4K portfolio of rigid and flexible single-use endoscopes ready for launch and under development, visit or follow the company on LinkedIn.

About Southern California Orthopedic Institute (SCOI)
Southern California Orthopedic Institute is one of the largest private orthopedic practices on the West Coast, now providing expanded care access through their alliance with UCLA Health. The practice serves as the premier educator of orthopedic surgery techniques to surgeons around the world, and their doctors are a trusted care partner for professional, collegiate and high school athletes throughout the region. Along with its main headquarters in Van Nuys, the practice also has five satellite offices in the Los Angeles area, as well as an office in Bakersfield. Over 41 orthopedic specialists provide care in the following areas: ankle, back, elbow, foot, hand, hip, joint replacement, knee, neck, orthobiologics, pain management, pediatric orthopedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, shoulder, spine, sports medicine and wrist. For more information on Southern California Orthopedic Institute, Dr. Mark Getelman, and its additional specialists, visit, “like” Southern California Orthopedic Institute on Facebook, follow @scoiorthopedics on Instagram, or follow @SCOIOrthoNews on Twitter.


Dia Kalakonas
GM, Marketing Communications
Pristine Surgical

Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President and CEO of Ortho Spine Partners and sits on several company and industry related Boards. He also is the Creator and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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