List of 37 Extremities Startups |

List of 37 Extremities Startups

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  1. Acumed (Portland, OR) been around since the 90’s so not really a startup anymore.
  2. Additive Orthopaedics (Little Silver, NJ) focused on bringing 3D Printed Implants to market, 510(k)s for Hammertoe, Wedge System and Locking Lattice Plates (the first 3D plates for general Orthopaedic use in lower extremity).
  3. Articulinx (Cupertino, CA) polymer disc-shaped polymer inter-positional implant for finger joints to relieve OA pain, CE marked
  4. Ascension (Austin, TX)  [ACQUIRED] leader in pyrocarbon small joints, acquired by Integra LifeSciences in fall 2011 for $65M
  5. BRM Extremities (Milan, Italy & London, UK) staples, screws, subtalar, Slant 3.0mm Ti headless compression screws
  6. Catalyst OrthoScience (Naples, FL) angel funded,  new resurfacing shoulder with CoCr and poly, early story
  7. Centric Medical (Chicago)  company created by Life Spine after receiving FDA marketing clearance for its Tarsa-Link system for internal bone fixation of fractures, fusions, and osteotomies in the foot and ankle
  8. Conventus Orthopedics  (Minneapolis) small bones fracture fixation putting screws through metaphyseal cage that looks like large nitinol stent
  9. Crossroads Extremity Systems (Memphis) extremities implants combined pre-sterilized instruments and the EcoSmart instrument recovery program
  10. DelpalmaOrtho LLC (Columbia City, IN) hand, wrist and elbow products based on DPO’s Percutaneous Monorail Technology, $1.5M in Series A  funding Aug09
  11. Epic Extremity (Cranberry Township, PA) Founded by Pittsburg Foot and Ankle surgeons, low cost Foot and Ankle plating systems and screws.
  12. Exsomed (Phoenix, AZ)
  13. Extremity Medical (Parsippany, NJ) Compress X Compression Screws, Hallu·X Intramedullary Fusion Device for treatment of the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint
  14. FH Ortho (Chicago)  Orthopedic niche company with the ARROW Reverse shoulder
  15. FirstRay comprehensive system for hallux valgus and bunion repair, a portfolio company of SurgicalFrontiers (fka VentureMD)
  16. Graymercy Extremity Orthopedics (Dallas) GEO is a cost effective, user-friendly way to supply Orthopedic Medical Implants in today’s healthcare environment.
  17. In2Bones Global (Memphis)  2016 completed a consolidation merger with its French subsidiary, In2Bones, SAS (Lyon, France) NeoView® PEEK Distal Radius Plate, the NeoSpan® SuperElastic Compression Staple, the Reference Toe System™, AlloAid® PIP, AlloAid® Nail, the CoLink™ Forefoot Plating System, the 5MS™ 5th Metatarsal Fracture Repair System and the CoLag™ Compression Screw System.  The CoLag™ Screw represents an entirely new concept in orthopaedic bone fixation. 
  18. Istratek (Houston) [ACQUIRED] founded in 1991, portfolio of staple and hammertoe implants and MIS soft tissue recession instrumentation, former president Jeff Seavey bought the company in 2014, Stryker acquired it in 2016 for undisclosed amount
  19. MTP Solutions (Logan, UT) [ACQUIRED] a VentureMD company, develops surgical repair systems for the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint that restore normal function and relieve pain, assets acquired by Smith & Nephew, now sold as the Hat Trick Lesser Toe Repair System
  20. MX Orthopedics (Cambridge, MA) Founded 2008 to focus on Nitinol-based devices used in the foot. Received FDA clearance on dynaMX™ Compression Staple featuring Malleable Nitinol Technology in 2Q15; system includes compression screws and plates, bone staples, intramedullary implants
  21. Novastep (Orangeburg, NY & Rennes, France)  global foot & ankle company with offices on both sides of the Atlantic.  Hammertoe implants, staples, plates, screws, ex-fixes, and allograft bone.  Novastep’s proprietary cleanSTART® deployment technology includes sterile packaged, single-use instruments kits and quickTUBE® containment cylinders for sterile implants.
  22. Nextremity Solutions, Inc. (Warsaw, IN) Rod K. Mayer (CEO & President).  Nextremity is a privately held medical device company offering innovative solutions and approaches to foot and ankle surgical intervention. The Company’s procedure-ready, sterile (Class II) implant systems for the correction of foot and ankle pathologies include uniquely precise, proprietary technology designed to achieve repeatable and superior clinical outcomes.
  23. OrthoHelix (Medina, OH) [ACQUIRED] Anatomic foot and ankle titanium plating and screw systems, Dennis Stripe was CEO; acquired by Tornier in 2012.
  24. OsteoMed (Dallas, TX) been around since the 90’s so not really a startup anymore.
  25. OrthoSolutions (UK)  Sterile packed Foot & Ankle implants including trauma disposables.  Working on 3-piece Total Ankle implant.
  26. OrthoPro (Salt Lake City)  [ACQUIRED]  foot & ankle products, including the Phalinx Cannulated Hammertoe Fixation System, Total Compression Plate System, and Hemiarthroplasty Implant; Wright acquired OrthoPro in 2014
  27. Paragon 28 (Englewood, CO) Foot & Ankle screws, plates, staples, interference screws and allograft bone
  28. Rotation Medical (Plymouth, MN) bioinductive implant for rotator cuff repair is made from bovine Achilles tendon
  29. Shoulder Options (Charlotte) Cuff Repair Plate,
  30. Skeletal Dynamics (Miami) Second Extremities company founded by Dr. Jorge Orbay. His first company, Hand Innovations, was acquired by DePuy.  Products include Align Radial Head system, Geminus volar plate for distal radius, and IMplate wrist arthodesis nail
  31. Small Bone Innovations (Morrisville, PA)[ACQUIRED] acquired by Stryker in 2014
  32. Solana Surgical (Memphis, TN & Oceanside, CA)  [ACQUIRED]  Solana Surgical is a global orthopedic company founded in 2008 by former Nexa Orthopedics extremity company executives to create the preeminent company in extremity surgery.   Wright acquired Solana in 2014
  33. Sonoma Orthopedic Products, Inc. (Chicago, IL) [ACQUIRED]  Raised $22M in Series D Feb 2011, acquired by Arthrex in 2017
  34. Treace Medical Concepts (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL) Foot & Ankle products startup lead by John Treace
  35. Trilliant Surgical (Houston)  Self-funding startup with a full service Foot & Ankle  line – cannulated screws, hemi implants, subtalar implants, hamertoe implants, plating, etc.
  36. Tyber Medical (Morristown, NJ) headless screws and wedges for midfoot
  37. Wishbone Medical (Warsaw, IN) pediatric startup like a Orthopediatrics 2.0, first product is osteotomies for foot





One response to List of 37 Extremities Startups

  1. Roland Schwarck January 26th, 2017 at 9:03 am

    Congratulations to Medartis AG ( for not being considered a start-up anymore!!!


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