WishBone Medical Inc. is a pediatric orthopedic company dedicated to the unmet needs of children suffering from orthopedic challenges. Our commitment is to provide global access to anatomically appropriate innovative implants and instruments in sterile packed, single use, disposable kits. WishBone was started two years ago by Nick Deeter and has been called by OrthoStreams “the undisputed pioneer of orthopedic implants for kids.” Nick Deeter was also the founder of OrthoPediatrics, which he started in 2006. Nick is deeply saddened in the way he is being treated by his former company.
Nick Deeter welcomes competition. In a recent interview, Nick commented “We are operating in a $2.5 billion market where 95% of the implants were not designed for children. It’s an appalling statistic…I would welcome the competition to improve outcomes for children.” Sadly, this legal campaign by OP is designed to eliminate fair competition while doing nothing to promote improved outcomes for children.
WishBone fully expects to be vindicated in this lawsuit. We look forward to having it behind us so that we can continue to build our company. We have recently announced the acquisition of Red Star Contract Manufacturing (sterile packaging and injection molding), Response Ortho (an orthopedic company with 34 product systems in operation since 2004), and a licensing agreement for a guided growth plate. With these acquisitions, WishBone will have the most complete line of pediatric orthopedics in the industry and our line will have the added benefit of being sterile packed. It is a winning combination that will ultimately lead to our market win, and more importantly, provide better access for children’s orthopedic needs.