OrthoPediatrics Corp. Launches New BandLoc System


OrthoPediatrics Corp. is pleased to announce the launch of its new BandLoc 5.5/6.0mm System (BandLoc). The Company has received both CE marking and FDA clearance for the device in the U.S. and [certain] international markets. BandLoc is a pedicle-sparing, band passage technique for treating a wide variety of complex spinal pathologies, including Scoliosis. The implant features a unique, pre-assembled design, which incorporates the Company’s RESPONSE set screw technology and accepts multiple rod diameters in Cobalt Chrome or Titanium. BandLoc also includes innovative and ergonomic instrumentation. While BandLoc incorporates the Company’s RESPONSE Spine System, it is compatible with any 5.5 or 6.0mm spinal correction system on the market and thus can be used in conjunction with competitive systems.

Jeff Smithey, OrthoPediatrics’ Vice President of Spine, said “We are excited to offer the BandLoc System, which was developed with pediatric orthopedic surgeons to provide another option for their pediatric patients in treating complex spinal deformities. This innovative technology expands our RESPONSE Spine portfolio and further represents our commitment as the only company completely focused on providing comprehensive, high quality solutions for pediatric orthopedic patients.”

Dayton, Ohio based Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Mike Albert, who collaborated with the Company on the design of BandLoc, said “The BandLoc System is a great addition to the OrthoPediatrics RESPONSE system. Utilizing sub-laminar polyester bands and intuitive instrumentation, this system allows me to correct complex pediatric spinal deformities.”

About OrthoPediatrics Corp.

Founded in 2006, OrthoPediatrics is the only orthopedic company focused exclusively on providing a comprehensive product offering to the pediatric orthopedic market in order to improve the lives of children with orthopedic conditions. OrthoPediatrics currently markets 17 surgical systems that serve three of the largest categories within the pediatric orthopedic market. This offering spans trauma and deformity, complex spine and ACL reconstruction procedures. OrthoPediatrics also has the only global sales organization focused exclusively on pediatric orthopedics and distributes its products to 29 countries outside the United States.

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Drue De Angelis

Drue is Managing Partner for The De Angelis Group, Executive Search firm exclusively for the Ortho & Spine industry.

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