Wright Medical: Giving surgeons more tools for shoulder revisions
Wright Medical (NSDQ:WMGI) showcased its new Revive revision shoulder system, which provides surgeons with specialized extraction instruments for implant removal and a unique humeral prosthesis for achieving successful joint reconstruction. The Revive prosthesis was designed to simplify humeral reconstruction and optimize stability and function by giving the surgeon independent control over implant fixation, height and rotation. Amsterdam-based Wright expects to launch Revive in the U.S. in the first half of this year.
“Shoulder surgery volumes have doubled in the last ten years, and we believe we are approaching an inflection point for revision surgeries,” said Wright Medical president & CEO Robert Palmisano in a prepared statement. “The upcoming launch of our Revive revision shoulder system is a significant new product launch for our shoulder business and highlights our ability to help physicians address this segment of the shoulder market, which is growing at approximately twice the primary shoulder replacement market.”