We combined our proprietary light and communication technologies to create the first-in-class wireless camera for minimally invasive surgery.
The ArthroFree System—wireless camera + receiver—offers the efficiency of simplicity. The cable-free setup allows surgeons untethered movement. With no cables to prep or untangle, the ArthroFree System simplifies the sterile field—along with setup, takedown, and reprocessing.
We put the ArthroFree wireless camera into the hands of surgeons. Their reaction:
Fifty years later, the standard surgical camera still connects to the surgical tower via fiber-optic cables. These cables are implicated in patient burns and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
To eliminate the cables, we combined:
MLT has potential applications as a power-and-light component in industries including healthcare, aerospace, and manufacturing.2
ArthroFree® Stakeholder Surgeons.
The US arthroscopic market:
arthroscopic operating rooms
cameras per operating room
camera replacement cycle
new camera purchases per year
In the US, surgeons perform more than 5.4 million arthroscopic surgeries every year. In March 2022, we introduced ArthroFree to the US market ($1.35 billion, 2019; CAGR = 5.4%). Next, of course, is the global arthroscopic market (US $4.1 billion, 2019; CAGR = 6.3%). The ArthroFree platform also has potential application in endoscopic surgical specialties.
Minimally invasive surgery continues to be the preferred option for a range of treatments, from tumor resection to complex spinal pathology. And that’s especially the case at ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), which are widely favored over hospitals due to cost savings. New ASCs mean newly equipped tech suites, for orthopedics and beyond.