Wright Medical Launches New Educational Resources to Encourage Patients to Seek Help for Ankle and Big Toe Arthritis
August 01, 2019

Campaigns help patients identify their symptoms and directs them to physicians to get them back on their feet

Many people living with ankle arthritis or big toe osteoarthritis endure excruciating pain for years before seeking treatment. Because these conditions progress slowly over time, people may see their physical decline as simply an expected part of aging and often accept the reality of struggling with everyday activities – including walking – as their new normal. Wright Medical has launched an educational campaign to encourage people to better understand their symptoms and find physicians well-versed in new technologies and procedures that can help.

The campaign, supported by Wright Medical’s MoveWright™ and CARTIVA® brands, are centered around two online resources – www.MyAnkleArthritis.com and www.BigToeArthritis.com. Each website is designed to help people understand their specific condition with detailed information about it and potential treatments. Each destination includes a symptom checker to provide a clear understanding of their condition, as well as a physician finder to connect them with health professionals who can diagnose it and offer appropriate treatments. The websites will be promoted through media and digital advertising to ensure reach to those consumers most in need of a new approach to managing their condition.

“Our interactions with patients have shown that many live in great pain for years, forcing them to forego activities they enjoy,” said Guy Guglielmino, Vice President, Lower Extremities Marketing. “Wright Medical believes that developing innovative solutions to help physicians better serve patients is only part of the job. We are proud to connect people on their journey to information they need to understand their condition and to the physicians that will help them get back on their feet.”

For more information and to explore these tools, visit www.MyAnkleArthritis.com or www.BigToeArthritis.com.

About Wright Medical
Wright Medical Group N.V. 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.

About MoveWright Total Ankle Replacement (TAR)
MoveWright TAR is for end-stage ankle arthritis. In ankle replacement, the physician replaces damaged cartilage with an implant that bends and flexes easily. Ankle replacement can relieve ankle pain and increase mobility. It can take half the recovery time of the traditional ankle fusion procedure.

About CARTIVA Synthetic Cartilage Implant (SCI)
CARTIVA SCI addresses big toe arthritis. The implant replaces the damaged cartilage surface of the big toe to help reduce the pain and stiffness in your big toe. Unlike the traditional procedure, big toe fusion, CARTIVA SCI does not lock the toe joint in place, allowing retainment of mobility and range of motion.

Wright Medical named one of Forbes “Most Innovative Growth Companies”
Forbes Magazine
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Forbes has released its annual list of the most innovative public companies with market values between
$2 billion and $10 billion.

Hitting the list at a strong #39, Wright celebrates this achievement by recognizing our employees’ hard work and dedication to create, build, and sustain strong product portfolio.

Click here to read the article and see the full list.

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IR Magazine
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On Thursday, March 31, 2016, the IR Magazine Awards – US honored excellence in the investor relations profession at Cipriani Wall Street. Wright Medical maintained its small-cap dominance, winning the best overall IR category for the third year in a row. Julie Tracy, Wright’s chief communications officer, was also named best investor relations officer at a small-cap company.

Since the annual event first launched in 1996, tens of thousands of analysts and investors have voted in the surveys behind the awards. The result: vital benchmarking information on which companies do the best IR.

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IR Magazine
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At the prestigious IR Magazine Awards, which recognize excellence in the investor relations profession, Wright Medical picked up awards in all three categories in which it was nominated.
• Grand prix for best overall investor relations at a small-cap company
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Wright continues its winning ways at the IR Magazine Awards as the company took home these three awards in 2014 as well.

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IR Magazine
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Small-cap company Wright Medical Group climbed more than 100 places in the US Top 100 to rank among the top 10 companies in the country for our Investor Relations program. Wright’s SVP and Chief Communications Officer, Julie Tracy, was named the best IRO at a small-cap company while also steering her firm to the small-cap grand prix for best overall IR program.

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