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Wright is a focused, specialty orthopaedic company that provides extremity and biologic solutions that enable clinicians to alleviate pain and restore their patients’ lifestyles. We are the recognized leader of surgical solutions for the foot and ankle market, and our new themeline – FOCUSED EXCELLENCE – captures the excitement of the transformation we have just completed. Wright’s product offerings include extremity implants for the foot, ankle, hand, elbow, and shoulder. We also offer both synthetic and tissue-based bone graft substitute materials. Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, Wright has approximately 900 employees. Wright’s common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “WMGI.”

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
  • The ADVANCE® Knee System is introduced which employs a “medial-pivot” design – replicating the knees natural kinematics
    1998
  • Wright is acquired by Warburg Pincus and Wright Medical Group, Inc. is launched
    1999
  • Wright issues an IPO
    2001
  • The ADVANCE® Knee System is introduced which employs a “medial-pivot” design – replicating the knees natural kinematics
    2004
  • Wright acquires Darco International
    2005
  • 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

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