WARSAW, Ind., June 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OrthoPediatrics Corp. (“OrthoPediatrics”) (NASDAQ:KIDS), a company exclusively focused on advancing the field of pediatric orthopedics, announced today the first surgery utilizing OrthoPediatrics’ newly launched rigid intramedullary nailing system, the Pediatric Nailing Platform|FEMUR (“PNP | FEMUR”), was performed on May 23, 2018 by Dr. Eric Gordon in St. Louis. Dr. Gordon, the original designer of OrthoPediatrics’ PediNail, served as a designing surgeon for the PNP|FEMUR system along with an internationally represented surgeon design team. The innovative system features two distinct child and adolescent implant offerings optimized for pediatric-specific anatomy and accompanied by an entire suite of new/enhanced high precision instrumentation. Capable of addressing trauma and deformity corrections alike, the first surgery performed with the new system represents the culmination of 18 months of development as the Company enters the next step in the evolution of its Intramedullary Nailing franchise.
The surgery performed was bilateral rotational osteotomies for excessive femoral anteversion, a procedure intended to correct a femur rotated too far forward, in a 13 year-old female. Each femur saw a 40-degree rotational correction achieved utilizing a 9mm Intramedullary Child Nail. After the case, Dr. Gordon stated, “The system’s innovative and pediatric-specific design allowed us to achieve superior results as the components fit smoothly together with ease. This is a substantial improvement in the ease of insertion and the anatomic fit, leading to an improved anatomic correction. I am excited to offer my patients a better outcome and experience with this fantastic new system.”
Joe Hauser, Vice President of Trauma & Deformity Correction at OrthoPediatrics, commented, “We are incredibly pleased with the outcome of the first surgery and grateful for the opportunity to help this young patient. I’m especially thankful for the designing surgeons and engineers involved with this project and for their efforts in developing a system that treats a wider range of children and pathologies. This platform represents the next evolution of innovation from OrthoPediatrics, and I look forward to many more success stories.”
About OrthoPediatrics Corp.
Founded in 2006, OrthoPediatrics is an orthopedic company focused exclusively on providing a comprehensive product offering to the pediatric orthopedic market to improve the lives of children with orthopedic conditions. OrthoPediatrics currently markets 25 surgical systems that serve three of the largest categories within the pediatric orthopedic market. This offering spans trauma & deformity, scoliosis and sports medicine/other procedures. OrthoPediatrics’ global sales organization is focused exclusively on pediatric orthopedics and distributes its products in the United States and 38 countries outside the United States.