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|Wright Medical Group, Inc. Announces the Launch of New Foot and Ankle Products|
ORTHOLOC™ 3Di Ankle Fracture System provides innovative product solution for treating ankle fractures
QUICKDRAW™ Knotless Soft Tissue Fixation System establishes strong foundation in the growing soft tissue fixation market
“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
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 ArthroCare’s 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 Medical’s 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/.
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1. “2011 US Markets for Orthopedic Extremity Devices,” published
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