WIRE)–Wright Medical Group, Inc., a global orthopaedic
medical device company, today announced the launch of the ORTHOLOC™ 3Di Ankle
Fracture System and the QUICKDRAW™ Knotless Soft Tissue Fixation System. Both
products will be immediately available in the U.S. through Wright Medicals
specialized foot and ankle sales force. They will also be marketed in select
countries outside the U.S.
through Wright Medicals direct and distributor-based sales organization.
“We are very pleased to launch the ORTHOLOC™ 3Di Ankle Fracture
System, which further expands our foot and ankle product portfolio and provides
surgeons with an innovative solution to treat a wide range of ankle fractures,”
said Robert Palmisano, President and Chief Executive Officer. “In addition, the
launch of the QUICKDRAW™ Knotless Soft Tissue Fixation System through our
distribution agreement with ArthroCare® Corporation will establish a strong
foundation for Wright Medical in the growing soft tissue fixation market.”
The ORTHOLOC™ 3Di Ankle Fracture System is a comprehensive
single-tray ankle fracture solution designed to address a wide range of
fracture types and classifications. Employing the highly versatile ORTHOLOC™
3Di polyaxial locking technology, this system provides multiple
anatomically-contoured plates and a comprehensive set of instrumentation to
enable the surgeon to match the appropriate implant construct with the patient
and fracture type and can decrease logistical complications in the operating
room. Ankle fractures represent one of the most common injuries in the foot
with approximately 170,000 ankle fractures treated surgically each year.¹
Based on ArthroCares market-leading Opus® knotless suturing
technology, the QUICKDRAW™ Soft Tissue Fixation System provides a solution for
a variety of soft tissue reattachment procedures of the foot and ankle, which
number over 250,000 surgeries each year in the U.S.¹ The system is composed of
the BELAY™ and MINI-BELAY™ Knotless Suture Anchors, RAPPEL-LINE™ Surgical
Suture and instrumentation that is designed to simplify suture management and
placement. When combined, these components can quickly and securely fixate
ruptured or reattach tendons within the foot and ankle, including the
challenging repair and reconstruction procedures of the Achilles tendon.
More information on Wright Medicals foot and ankle
products, including the ORTHOLOC™ 3Di Ankle Fracture System and the QUICKDRAW™
Knotless Soft Tissue Fixation System can be found at www.wmt.com/footandankle/.
About Wright Medical
Wright Medical Group, Inc. is a global orthopaedic medical device company and a
leading provider of surgical solutions for the foot and ankle market. The
Company specializes in the design, manufacture and marketing of devices and
biologic products for extremity, hip and knee repair and reconstruction. The
Company has been in business for more than 60 years and markets its products in
over 60 countries worldwide. For more information about Wright Medical, visit
the Companys website at www.wmt.com.
1. “2011 US Markets for Orthopedic Extremity Devices,”
published October 2010 by Millennium Research Group, Inc.
Posted by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, MDT