Wright and Tornier complete $3.3B merger
Wright Medical (NSDQ:WMGI) and Tornier N.V. (NSDQ:TRNX) said today they successfully completed their $3.3 billion merger, with Tornier acquiring Wright and taking up the name Wright Medical N.V. Wright Medical’s shares will cease trading today under its old name and shares in the combined company will begin trading under Wright’s previous ticker of “WGMI” tomorrow, the company said. “The culmination of this merger marks a significant milestone for our company, creating the premier, high-growth extremities-biologics company uniquely positioned with leading technologies and specialized sales forces in 3 of the fastest growing areas of orthopedics – upper extremities, lower extremities and biologics. By bringing together the extensive and innovative capabilities of both Wright and Tornier, we can extend our leadership position and further accelerate our growth opportunities and path to profitability, all of which we believe will generate long-term value for our shareholders. This is also an exciting day for our employees as we officially join forces to pursue our shared commitment to serving extremities specialists and building the leading global business in this market,” Wright CEO Robert Palmisano said in prepared remarks. Each outstanding share of Wright common stock was exchanged for 1.0309 shares of Tornier, which will now be known as Wright Medical N.V., the company said. In June, Wright and Tornier said both ...
Publication date: Available online 19 March 2019Source: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and TraumaAuthor(s): Kaushik Bhowmick, P.R.J.V.C. BoopalanAbstractDistal Fibula Giant cell tumour (GCT) is a rare condition. The described methods of treatment for distal fibula GCT include excision of tumour and ankle arthrodesis, replacement of distal fibula with ipsilateral proximal fibula and autograft or allograft reconstruction. This case report describes treatment of distal fibula grade 3 GCT with involvement of syndesmosis with tumour excision, proximal fibular slide and reconstruction of ankle joint. With this technique the an...
We describe a novel technique using a curved thin hook from the Moreland hip revision set to remove the distal part of a broken tibiotalocalcaneal intramedullary nail. PMID: 30854872 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionThis systematic review provides a detailed overview about the variability of the coronal knee alignment in non-osteoarthritic knees. The broad variability of all coronal alignment parameters highlights the necessity for a more anatomic and individualized approach in knee arthroplasty. It also offers the fundament to understand the changes in osteoarthritic knees.Level of clinical evidenceSystematic review, Level IV.
Condition: Ankle Arthritis Intervention: Device: Cadence Total Ankle Replacment Sponsor: St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto Active, not recruiting
Publication date: Available online 25 February 2019Source: Fuß &SprunggelenkAuthor(s):
Arterial endofibrosis is a vascular disease that typically affects the external iliac artery in young patients who undergo extreme exercise, mainly bicyclists.1 The diagnosis is indirectly suspected when these extreme athletes undergo ankle-brachial indices (ABIs) before and after extreme exercise. Whereas the diagnosis can often be suggested by exercise ABIs and computed tomography angiography, the diagnosis is classically best defined by angiography. Dr Cherry and his group were one of the first to recognize this lesion when they described seven patients who underwent replacement or repair of the external iliac artery.
This study supports the use of ASC facilities to achieve efficient resource use in the operative treatment of~total ankle arthroplasties (Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances 27(4):321-324, 2018). PMID: 30777835 [PubMed - in process]
We describe a single-step osteochondral allograft transfer to access the posterolateral talar dome that avoids the need for a fibular osteotomy and therefore eliminates morbidity while reducing operative time.
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2019Source: Fuß &SprunggelenkAuthor(s): Martinus RichterSummaryBackgroundTotal joint replacement (TJR) and arthrodesis (A) are treatment options for severe osteoarthritis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTP1). The aim of this study was to compare outcome (clinical and pedographic) of TJR (Roto-Glide) and A of MTP1.Material and methodsAll patients that completed follow-up of at least 24 months after TJR and A of MTP1 before November 5, 2018 were included in the study. Preoperatively and at follow-up, radiographs and/or weight-bearing computed tomographies (WBC...