MICRONAIL® Fixation
Intramedullary Distal Radius
Fixation System

In The News

  • Anatomy of the small-joint sector: small devices, big growth

    Orthopedic Design & Technology
    May/June 2008
    Anatomy of the small-joint sector: small devices, big growth

    Summary: This article addresses how large medical technology companies have been slow to pick up the ball with regard to small joints and replacements. This has left an opening that small and mid-size companies like Wright Medical Technologies have been able to fill while helping aid patients with joint distress in the extremities caused by arthritis, obesity, and other problems. | more

  • Wright steps to forefront in foot, ankle device field

    The Commercial Appeal
    April 4, 2008
    Wright steps to forefront in foot, ankle device field

    Summary: This article from The Commercial Appeal discusses Wright’s drive to become the top firm in the foot and ankle surgery market, and it also addresses how growth in the market benefits both the company and patients. Acquisitions of other providers and savvy selling have allowed Wright to shore up market share in a critical field that’s been comprehensively overlooked for a long time. | more

  • Minimally invasive wrist treatment provides fast recovery

    The Dispatch
    June 26, 2007
    Minimally invasive wrist treatment provides fast recovery

    Summary: This article profiles Ricky Rummage, who was tired of wearing casts when he broke his wrist. Rather than deal with a cast, which would leave him immobilized for weeks, Rummage opted to try Wright Medical Group’s minimally invasive wrist treatment, MICRONAIL® Fixation. Rather than wrapping the wrist to heal, MICRONAIL® Fixation lets the wrist heal from inside, allowing the patient mobility much sooner, with smaller scars – and with much less pain than with traditional techniques. | more

  • Group of Cape Girardeau doctors using new method to heal fractured wrists that reduces healing time

    Southeast Missourian
    April 3, 2007
    Group of Cape Girardeau doctors using new method to heal fractured wrists that reduces healing time

    Summary: Dr. Brian Schaefer of Orthopaedic Associates in Cape Girardeau relates and how he has embraced Wright’s MICRONAIL® Fixation system for many broken wrists, allowing patients to heal faster and have a greater range of motion. The MICRONAIL® implant uses an internal fixation technique and results in little more than a removable splint for the patient to wear after the surgery. Schaefer sees many benefits to the new procedure that outweigh those of traditional bonesetting techniques like casts.

  • New procedure fixes broken wrist on the spot

    Times Herald-Record
    February 14, 2007
    New procedure fixes broken wrist on the spot

    Summary: Although many wrist fractures are treated with a cast or a combination of cast and pins, such treatments can fail to maintain the bone alignment. By some estimates, 70 percent of patients experience pain and/or decreased wrist function because of alignment problems. Dr. Samir Sodha has been using the Wright MICRONAIL® implant, thus allowing his patients immediate use of their wrist with minimal scarring and mobility loss. | more

  • MICRONAIL® MIS distal radius device featured in Medical Design Technology

    Medical Design Technology
    June 2005
    MICRONAIL<sup>®</sup> MIS distal radius device featured in Medical Design Technology

    Summary: Fractures of the distal radius, the forearm bone on the thumb side, are the single most common bone fracture. Traditional treatments of this injury frequently occur in severe scarring and very limited mobility in the patient. To address this problem, Wright Medical pioneered the MICRONAIL® Intramedullary Fixation Device. Wright has demonstrated it to surgeons throughout the country and the initial feedback is extremely promising.