WARSAW, Ind., Sept. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OrthoPediatrics Corp. (“OrthoPediatrics”) (NASDAQ: KIDS), a company exclusively focused on advancing the field of pediatric orthopedics, is pleased to announce the first surgeries in Australia utilizing the new Pediatric Nailing Platform | FEMUR (“PNP | FEMUR”). OrthoPediatrics’ sales agent in Australia and New Zealand is Surgical Specialties, headquartered in Frenchs Forest, New South Wales.
Joe Hauser, OrthoPediatrics’ Vice President of Trauma & Deformity Correction, stated, “We are extremely pleased by the success of the first PNP|FEMUR cases in Brisbane. Our new pediatric nailing system continues to better serve the unique complexity associated with pediatric anatomy, and we are delighted that we are able to bring this innovative technology to pediatric orthopedic surgeons and their patients in Australia.”
The PNP | FEMUR system is designed for use in pediatric and small stature adult patients to address femoral shaft fractures, subtrochanteric femur fractures, ipsilateral neck/shaft fractures, prophylactic nailing of impending pathologic fractures, nonunions, malunions, and fixation of femurs that have been surgically prepared (osteotomy) for correction of deformity.
Dr. Geoff Donald, the orthopedic surgeon who performed the first cases, commented, “All aspects have gone smoothly in my first cases utilizing OrthoPediatrics’ innovative new system. We performed a rotational femoral osteotomy to correct severe out-toeing gait, as well as a femoral shaft fracture with flawless instrumentation performance. We look forward to utilizing the exceptional system in more procedures.”
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.
About Surgical Specialties
OrthoPediatrics’ sales agent, Surgical Specialties, is an independent distributor of innovative medical devices to the Australian and New Zealand medical community. The business focuses on the following surgical areas: Arthroplasty, Extremities, Specialty Trauma, Orthobiologics, Critical Care and Operating Room Products. Established in 2006, Surgical Specialties now has a team of over 70 professionals, with sales offices throughout Australia and New Zealand. To learn more about Surgical Specialties, visit: http://www.surgicalspecialties.com.au/
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