WARSAW, Ind., March 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OrthoPediatrics Corp. (“OrthoPediatrics”) (Nasdaq: KIDS), a company focused exclusively on advancing the field of pediatric orthopedics, today announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to expand the indications for its RESPONSE™ Scoliosis System to include neuromuscular implants.
This 510(k) clearance represents a significant milestone in the Company’s development toward its next generation RESPONSE Scoliosis System, RESPONSE™ NeuroMuscular (“RESPONSE – NM”). This new system will be entirely dedicated to the treatment of neuromuscular scoliosis in pediatrics and builds on existing product offerings focused on treating this unique class of patients. The system is being developed in conjunction with pediatric orthopedic surgeons to address the distinct challenges in treating the neuromuscular scoliosis population. Building on the base of the Company’s RESPONSE™ Spine System, RESPONSE – NM will feature a complete set of implants and instruments with unique attributes that simplify insertion and specific options to address extreme hyperlordosis.
OrthoPediatrics’ Executive Vice President, David Bailey, stated, “The 510(k) clearance of our revolutionary implants and expanded neuromuscular indications of our RESPONSE System marks substantial progress in developing a scoliosis system dedicated to the treatment of this challenging condition. The anticipated introduction serves as the first of its kind in the industry and represents a further testament to our commitment to advance the development of products that help pediatric orthopedic surgeons and their patients. While we cannot provide our expected launch timeline given the current environment, we remain undeterred on our cause of improving the lives of children suffering from scoliosis. I’m pleased by the resolve of all our associates who continue to advance our business while working remotely, so that we can emerge from the COVID-19 crisis even stronger together. We wish for the safety of the healthcare community, including our surgeon customers and their patients, during these challenging times.”
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About OrthoPediatrics Corp.
Founded in 2006, OrthoPediatrics is an orthopedic company focused exclusively on advancing the field of pediatric orthopedics. As such it has developed the most comprehensive product offering to the pediatric orthopedic market to improve the lives of children with orthopedic conditions. OrthoPediatrics currently markets 34 surgical systems that serve three of the largest categories within the pediatric orthopedic market. This offering span trauma and deformity, scoliosis, and sports medicine/other procedures. OrthoPediatrics’ global sales organization is focused exclusively on pediatric orthopedics and distributes its products in the United States and 43 countries outside the United States. For more information, please visit www.orthopediatrics.com.