OrthoGrid Systems Expands Distribution into Japan with HipGrid® for Anterior Approach Hip Replacement
New distribution agreement opens significant, fast-growing market for OrthoGrid’s expanding product portfolio
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, September 18, 2018 – OrthoGrid® Systems, Inc., a leading innovator of physician-assistive alignment technology for orthopedics, today announced the immediate distribution of its HipGrid® portfolio in Japan through the country’s publicly traded medical device innovator, Japan Medical Dynamic Marketing, Inc. (Japan MDM).
“The proliferation of Direct Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty has been a global phenomenon during the past decade, and OrthoGrid’s patented solutions deliver a ready-made and highly cost-effective intraoperative solution for Japanese physicians,” explained OrthoGrid CEO, Richard Boddington. “A significant proportion of the Japanese patient population may also present a unique clinical challenge due to the prevalence of Development Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH), so our company’s technology meets a clear need in the marketplace.”
Development Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH), or an atypical geometry of the femoral head and pelvic anatomy, is a common anatomical challenge for physicians treating Japanese patients. According to recent data from the Japan National Register1, nearly two-thirds of Japanese hip replacement patients demonstrated DDH2, and long-term clinical outcomes of total hip replacement patients with this diagnosis are dependent upon the intraoperative restoration of leg length and offset.
“Japan MDM is a leading orthopedic company in Japan and our team is very pleased to be collaborating with OrthoGrid® Systems,” explained Japan MDM. “In 2019, the HipGrid® System will be a highlighted clinical and business opportunity across our entire organization in concert with our unique portfolio of implants and instruments.”
For more information or to schedule a HipGrid® trial in Japan, please contact Japan MDM marketing department at 03-3341-6553 or email@example.com
1. Japan National Register. Total Hip Arthroplasty Data Set, 2016. Retrieved at http://jsra.info/index.html
2. H. Akiyama. THE CURRENT STATUS OF TOTAL HIP ARTHROPLASTY IN JAPAN ON THE BASE OF THE JAPAN ARTHROPLASTY REGISTER. Orthopedic Proceedings. 21 Feb 2018.
About OrthoGrid® Systems, Inc.
OrthoGrid® Systems is a dynamic global leader in the development & commercialization of physician-assistive alignment solutions for orthopedic surgery. Designed to interface with existing hospital equipment and engineered to reveal fluoroscopic distortion, OrthoGrid’s unique solutions and technologies empower surgeons to make more informed intraoperative decisions. Specialized products and applications are currently available or in development for total hip arthroplasty, trauma, knee replacement, and other common procedures performed over 1 million times per year in aggregate in the USA and 3 million times globally. Learn more about OrthoGrid® and our products by visiting our website at www.orthogrid.com.
Source: OrthoGrid® Systems, Inc.
Media Contact: Mark Carrico, Director of Marketing
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