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As the Premier, High-Growth Extremities and Biologics Company, Wright Medical is uniquely positioned with leading technologies and specialized sales forces in three of the fastest growing areas of orthopaedics – Upper Extremities, Lower Extremities and Biologics. That leadership is further enhanced by one of the most comprehensive extremity and biologic product portfolios in the industry as well as strong platforms for future new product development. From new material technologies to advanced products and instrumentation, Wright is committed to  delivering innovative, value-added solutions improving quality of life for patients worldwide.

Key Milestones
  • Founded in Memphis, orthopedic salesman Frank O. Wright created and marketed his "all-rubber walking heel" for leg casts.
    1950
  • In the 70's a new line of implants, featuring an exciting new technology, silicone, is introduced for the small joints of the fingers and toes.
    1970's
  • Wright is acquired by Dow Corning and becomes Dow Corning Wright
    1977
  • OSTEOSET® Medical Grade Calcium Sulfate is launched. The bone void filler helps to expand the nascent field of Biologics
    1996
  • Wright develops a new approach to knee implant design focusing on replicating the kinematics of the natural knee. This “medial-pivot” design is introduced as the ADVANCE® Knee System.
    1998
  • Wright is acquired by Warburg Pincus and Wright Medical Group, Inc. is launched
    1999
  • Wright issues an IPO
    2001
  • Focused on providing surgeons with convenient, quality training in locations across the U.S., Wright launches its state-of-the-art Mobile Medical Education Lab.
    2004
  • Wright acquires Darco International
    2007
  • Through key acquisitions, distribution agreements and product developments, Wright establishes a leading position in the Foot & Ankle orthopedic specialty area.
    2007
  • The groundbreaking INBONE® Total Ankle System is introduced.
    2008
  • BIOFOAM® Cancellous Titanium™, a material for bone in-growth is developed and launched
    2008
  • Wright celebrates its 60th year in orthopedics
    2010
  • New products launch
    2012
  • Wright expands into the European markets through acquisitions of WG Healthcare and Biotech International
    2013
  • After divesting its OrthoRecon business to MicroPort Scientific Corporation, Wright’s transition to a high-growth, pure play global Extremities and Biologics company is complete. Our new brand themeline – FOCUSED EXCELLENCE – captures the excitement of this transition.
    2014
  • Wright & Tornier merge to create the premier high-growth extremities-biologics company.
    2015

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