We are truly a different kind of orthopedic company. OrthoPediatrics is the only company focused exclusively on pediatric orthopedics and committed to the cause of improving the lives of children with orthopedic conditions. In the hands of skilled surgeons, our products can relieve the pain of children who are confined to a wheelchair, while enabling others to walk for the first time.
OrthoPediatrics was founded in 2006 to focus on the neglected field of orthopedic implants for children. By that time, implantable orthopedic devices in adults were becoming the norm, but too often, adult implants were modified in the operating room so they could be used in children. The Company’s founders asked why a more appropriate standard of pediatric care should not be available, too. The founders were composed of orthopedic industry experts in Warsaw, Indiana drawn from DePuy Synthes, Smith & Nephew, and Zimmer Biomet. Their vision was to address the problem of off-label use of adult implants by building a different kind of orthopedic company; a company focused exclusively on pediatric orthopedics and committed to the cause of improving the lives of children with orthopedic conditions.
An early premise at OrthoPediatrics was “children are not just small adults”; accordingly, all of our products are designed and developed to ensure they are anatomically appropriate for pediatric patients. In addition to our own engineering team, we have a track record of collaborating with engineers and other industry experts around the world. OP has also assembled a board of eminent pediatric orthopedic surgeons to assist in developing products that meet the unique needs of pediatric patients. These factors have made OP the innovation leader in pediatric orthopedics.
Since 2006, OrthoPediatrics has developed and received regulatory clearance for 17 surgical systems for trauma, long bone deformity and correction, scoliosis and sports medicine. We have also established the only global sales and distribution system in pediatric orthopedics, with distribution partners through the USA and over 30 countries abroad. OrthoPediatrics is a leading supporter of pediatric orthopedic societies and clinical education as part of our cause of advancing the field of pediatric orthopedics.