Acumed’s Acu-Loc Wrist Plating System Trusted by Surgeons One Million Times Worldwide

One millionth patient regains function of distal radius with Acu-Loc Wrist Plating product.


Acumed, a Colson Medical | Marmon | Berkshire Hathaway company, announced today that its one millionth Acu-Loc Wrist Plating product was recently used to help a distal radius patient regain function. The milestone surgery was performed by R. David Graham, MD, in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, at the Baptist Medical Center.

“Acumed has a long history of delivering industry-first solutions designed to provide surgeons with in-situ customization options to achieve optimal patient fit and restoration of function for their patients,” said Milton Torres, VP of Hand and Upper Extremity at Acumed. “Our mission is to aid the afflicted through the ingenuity of our minds, the labor of our hands, and the compassion of our hearts. Acumed is proud to live our mission every day through service to our surgeon customers and the entire health care community.”

“Acumed has provided innovative, industry-first products for nearly 35 years,” said Hjalmar Pompe van Meerdervoort, President of Acumed. “From recent screw updates to the Acu-Loc family, and innovative new products like our Acu-Sinch Knotless technology, to our recent acquisition of ExsoMed, Acumed is living up to our reputation of providing innovative products that make a difference in patient outcomes.”

Sales professionals Alex Boyarovsky and Savannah Larimore supported the surgery. “It was an honor to provide service to Dr. Graham in this case and humbling to witness the incredible work he does for patients every day,” said Larimore, with Southern Surgical in Jacksonville, Florida. “I’m excited to be part of Acumed’s legacy of service and the one millionth Acu-Loc surgery.”

The Acu-Loc 2 Wrist Plating System is a comprehensive solution for treating a wide range of fractures in the distal radius and distal ulna. The system offers standard, variable angle locking, fragment-specific, and extension plates to address a variety of fracture patterns. The original Acu-Loc Volar Distal Radius Plate has been a market leader in fracture fixation since its introduction in 2004. The Acu-Loc 2 Wrist Plating System introduced a patented cannulated compression screw and instruments designed to assist surgeons with plate placement and fracture reduction.

To learn more about Acumed and its other high-quality medical devices, visit http://www.acumed.net.

About Acumed

Acumed serves highly skilled, specialized surgeons who demand comprehensive, high-quality medical devices for patients with simple to complex injuries for optimal restoration of function.

Acumed has more than three decades of experience in the orthopaedic industry, with the mission of aiding the afflicted through the ingenuity of our minds, the labor of our hands, and the compassion of our hearts. Acumed has three primary campuses in Hillsboro, Oregon; Addison, Texas; and Madrid, Spain, and offices around the world. OsteoMed and ExsoMed are wholly owned subsidiaries of Acumed. For more information, visit http://www.acumed.net.

Acumed is a Colson Medical | Marmon | Berkshire Hathaway company.

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Jamie Elmer, Senior Director, Global Brand & Communications

Chris J. Stewart

Chris currently serves as President and CEO of Surgio Health. Chris has close to 20 years of healthcare management experience, with an infinity to improve healthcare delivery through the development and implementation of innovative solutions that result in improved efficiencies, reduction of unnecessary financial & clinical variation, and help achieve better patient outcomes. Previously, Chris was assistant vice president and business unit leader for HPG/HCA. He has presented at numerous healthcare forums on topics that include disruptive innovation, physician engagement, shifting reimbursement models, cost per clinical episode and the future of supply chain delivery.

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