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Wright Medical Group, Inc. Announces the Launch of New Foot and Ankle Products

Fri, 01/06/2012 - 5:28am
ARLINGTON, Tenn.--(BUSINESS 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

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