OrthoPediatrics’ executive vice president, David Bailey stated, “We are excited to introduce a new offering to the pediatric orthopedic market. In collaboration with our partners at Sydney Children’s Hospital, we couldn’t be prouder of the Wrist Fusion Plate System that we created together. It’s great to work with a team whose commitment to helping kids mirrors our own!”
The Wrist Fusion Plate System features plates in two implant length offerings to accommodate patients with, and without a proximal row carpectomy (PRC). Further, the stainless steel plates are low-profile to minimize plate prominence and reduce soft-tissue irritation.
Joe Hauser, OrthoPediatrics’ vice president of Trauma & Deformity Correction explained the clinical significance of this offering for surgeons and patients, “When pediatric wrist deformities are too severe, ease of personal care, skin hygiene, hand function, and appearance can be adversely affected. For some neuromuscular patients, daily tasks like getting dressed can be difficult or even painful. Surgical intervention can improve the quality of life for many of these children. That’s why OrthoPediatrics designed the first ever pediatric specific plates for Wrist Fusion. This expanded offering provides our surgical partners a full suite of tools to treat children with orthopedic conditions.”