Wright Medical Group Inc. (Wright Medical), an orthopaedic medical device company, will unveil a number of new products later this week at the annual American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons meeting (AAOS). The company will unveil its PROPHECY Pre-Operative Navigation Guides for knee replacement, STATURE Modular Hip Reconstruction products and INBONE Total Ankle System. The company will also unveil G-FORCE Tenodesis Screw System and MICRONAIL system at the AAOS.
the PROPHECY™ process uses advanced imaging technology to help surgeons plan precise implant alignment before they enter the O.R. Once the procedure begins, custom PROPHECY™ surgical guides help the surgeon to place and align the implant with pinpoint accuracy. Wright will make this exciting new technology fully available in the spring of 2009.
STATURE Modular Hip Reconstruction
The company’s STATURE™ Modular Hip System uses the PROFEMUR modular necks to anatomically reconstruct and replace the hip – not simply replace it. The STATURE Modular Hip System offers the tools necessary to rebuild the hip with a custom combination of modular components resulting in true reconstruction and replacement based on the patient’s natural anatomy.
INBONE Total Ankle System
The INBONE Total Ankle System will utilize intramedullary guidance instrumentation and in-situ assembly of the modular ankle implants. These unique features help reduce the “learning curve” associated with traditional ankle replacement systems, thus allowing accurate and highly-stable implant placement time after time.
G-FORCE Foot and Ankle Tenodesis Screw System
The company will introduce its G-FORCE Tenodesis Screw System for soft-tissue fixation procedures in foot and ankle surgery. With approximately 120,000 foot and ankle soft-tissue fixation procedures performed annually in the US, the need for effective soft tissue fixation devices is extensive. The G-FORCE Tenodesis System represents an advanced treatment option for the repair of damaged tendons, and re-routing or “transfer” of tendons of the foot. Key features include streamlined instrumentation which allows optimal tendon tensioning, high fixation strength (demonstrated as up to 35% stronger than the leading competitive device), and a radiolucent PEEK Optima implant material. The G-FORCE Tenodesis System will offer unique screw sizes and instruments specifically designed for foot and ankle surgical applications.
MICRONAIL II Distal Radius Implant
Unlike traditional plates which require large dissections, the MICRONAIL implant is an intramedullary nail that is inserted through a two centimeter incision in the side of the radius. This “tissue sparing” surgical technique allows surgeons to minimize surgical trauma, which in turn helps speed recovery for patients. At the 2009 AAOS meeting, the company will demonstrate a next-generation radiolucent instrument set with improved targeting guides designed to simplify and improve the MICRONAIL fixation procedure.
“We look forward to welcoming surgeons to the Wright booth this year for a preview of some remarkable orthopaedic innovations,” said Gary D. Henley, Wright’s President and CEO. “We continually emphasize our responsiveness to surgeon needs, and these products underline both our commitment and ability to deliver product solutions that effectively address those needs.”