Published On: Sun, Aug 24th, 2014

Wright Medical Group, Inc. Announces Commercial Launch of INFINITY Total Ankle System

Wright Medical Group, Inc. today announced the full U.S. commercial launch of its INFINITY® Total Ankle Replacement (TAR) System. The system is now available in the U.S. through Wright Medical’s foot and ankle sales force. The INFINITY® TAR System will also be available on a limited basis in select countries outside the U.S. through Wright’s direct sales organization.

INFINITY Total Ankle System

INFINITY Total Ankle System

The INFINITY®TAR System combines a low-profile implant design and seamless integration with PROPHECY® Pre-Operative Navigation Alignment Guides. It also features a distinctive talar resurfacing option for preservation of talar bone and a tibia design that is compatible with the Company’s existing INBONE® II System.

Dr. Robert Anderson, foot and ankle surgeon at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, North Carolina, told Surgical Blog, “The INFINITY total ankle system represents a breakthrough in treating end-stage ankle arthritis patients in that I now have the option of a low profile, bone conserving total ankle system that is fully integrated with the proven accuracy and reproducibility of PROPHECY pre-operative navigation. Importantly, the talar component of the INFINITY ankle system is interchangeable with the INBONE II system, which allows me to provide a true continuum of care for my total ankle replacement patients. In addition to the many patient-centered attributes of the INFINITY total ankle, my experience has been that procedure times with the INFINITY ankle with PROPHECY can be on par with fusion procedure times. I believe the result of these significant improvements in total ankle design and technique can be a win-win for end-stage ankle arthritis patients and physicians.”

Key features of the new INFINITY® Total Ankle System include:

  • Low-profile implant design – anterior cortex sparing tibial component design
  • Compatibility with INBONE® II talar components – provides flexibility and opportunity to address continuum of care
  • Seamless integration with PROPHECY® Pre-Operative Navigation Guides – offers fewer surgical steps, less fluoroscopic exposure and reduced surgical time

Robert Palmisano, president and chief executive officer, commented, “The launch of our INFINITY ankle extends our leadership position and multi-year competitive lead in total ankle technology and represents a significant near-term opportunity for Wright. This technology, combined with our new, streamlined go-to-market program should enhance our ability to lead in this underpenetrated market. With the addition of INFINITY to our existing ankle portfolio, which includes the widely acclaimed INBONE total ankle system, Wright is first to offer best-in-class total ankle replacement systems that address the continuum of care for end-stage ankle arthritis patients. We believe INFINITY’s lower profile design and straightforward surgical approach expands our access to less complicated primary cases and will be an important catalyst in the ongoing market conversion from fusion procedures to total ankle replacement.”