Wright Medical Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WMGI), a global orthopaedic medical
device company, today announced the full commercial launch of the
ORTHOLOC™ 3Di Reconstruction Plating System for foot and ankle surgery.
The system will be available this month in the U.S. through Wright
Medical's specialized foot and ankle sales force, as well as in select
countries outside the U.S. through Wright's direct and distributor-based
The ORTHOLOC™ 3Di Plating System includes a number of anatomical plates,
screws and specialized surgical instrumentation used for fracture
fixation, osteotomies, and fusions of the foot. This next generation
system provides multiple screw options and adds Wright's ORTHOLOC™ 3Di
polyaxial locking technology, which enables the surgeon to adjust the
screw trajectory to meet the anatomic requirements of the patient while
providing a strong locking construct to promote bone fixation.
"The new ORTHOLOC™ 3Di Reconstruction System offers surgeons a wide
range of plate designs to address some of the most common procedures
performed by foot and ankle surgeons, including bunion reconstruction
and fusions of the first toe," stated Carroll P. Jones, MD, an
orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon with OrthoCarolina Foot and Ankle
Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina. "The system's versatility allows
surgeons to choose the best screw sizing and placement to create a
robust implant construct, which is crucial for proper bone healing."
"Along with other planned new product launches, the ORTHOLOC™ 3Di
Plating System is a core foundational portion of our foot and ankle
product portfolio and will be key to exiting the year at well above
market rates of growth for our foot and ankle business," said Robert
Palmisano, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wright Medical. "We
expect to expand this system in the future to treat other areas of the
foot, including complex midfoot and hindfoot procedures."
Source: Wright Medical Group, Inc.