ArthroFree™

Minimally Invasive Surgery Made Wireless

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.

The ArthroFree Difference

Value

  • The ArthroFree wireless camera is equipped with Meridiem™ light technology (MLT), and requires a mere fraction of the energy of conventional camera systems: 4W vs. 300W. That’s about 1%.
  • The ArthroFree System is designed to simplify sterilization, decrease set-up and take-down times, and eliminate components from the surgical tower.

Freedom

  • The ArthroFree System eliminates the hazards of fiber-optic cables—as well as the stress of cable management.
  • Our FCC-approved wireless protocol delivers a reliable military-grade connection, as well as top-notch security for patient data.

Compatibility

  • The ArthroFree receiver is drop-in compatible with patient data consoles and surgical monitors.
  • The ArthroFree wireless camera handset features C-mount endoscope compatibility.1

Wireless OR Devices for Efficiency and Patient Safety

We put the ArthroFree wireless camera into the hands of surgeons. Their reaction:

“Why have we been doing it the way we’ve been doing it? This is just so much nicer.”

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).

Each year:

  • Up to 5% of all hospital admissions acquire HAIs (~722,000 infections).
  • 75,000 patients die of HAI-related causes.
  • The annual cost of HAIs ranges from $28–33 billion.

We’re committed to building a pipeline of healthcare devices that improves people’s lives.

To eliminate the cables, we combined:

  • A secure, reliable military-grade wireless connection between the handset and the receiver on the surgical tower.
  • A lightweight, rechargeable power source.
  • The laser-equipped Meridiem™ light technology (MLT), our low-heat, high-efficiency light platform.

MLT has potential applications as a power-and-light component in industries including healthcare, aerospace, and manufacturing.2

ArthroFree™ Stakeholder Surgeons.

Market Opportunity Case Study

The US arthroscopic market:

20K

arthroscopic operating rooms

3-5

cameras per operating room

4-year

camera replacement cycle

20K

new camera purchases per year

Policymakers Drive the Market for New Surgical Cameras

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.

Global endoscopy market, by 2022: US $40.8 billion (5.7% CAGR)

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.

Expected growth of ASC market valuation, 2020 to 2027: 262%3

Partners and Collaborators

Demonstration of the ArthroFree™ System.

Resources

  • The ArthroFree System Brochure (pdf)
  • IFU for the ArthroFree System (pdf)
  • ArthroFree for Arthroscopy (video)
  • ArthroFree for General Surgery (video)
  • ArthroFree Assembly (video)

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