WishBone Medical today said it will launch its growth control plating system for kids at the end of September this year.
The growth control plating system is a single-use procedure kit in sterile packaging that is designed to treat angular limb deformities in children. Physicians can use the growth control plates to redirect the growth angle of long bones and gradually correct angular deformities in a minimally invasive technique.
“Our growth control plating system will help surgeons fix kids who are bow-legged or knocked-kneed,” founder and CEO Nick Deeter said in a press release. “This minimally invasive surgery is crucial to helping children properly align their limbs so that later in life, they might be able to avoid a total hip or knee joint procedure. The savings to the healthcare system are enormous when pediatric patients receive proper treatment while they’re still growing and growth plates are open.”
The Warsaw, Ind.-based company received FDA clearance in June and is preparing to ship the plating system to beta sites at the end of September this year with a global launch date of November 1.
“One of our first priorities since the start of WishBone was a growth control plate – it’s a fundamental solution we knew surgeons needed,” VP of product development Reese Myers said. “We explored a few approaches to create our system but ultimately, purchased and used Response Ortho’s EpiFix design as a springboard to develop the ultimate growth control plating system with all necessary components, brand new and ready to use, in one sterile-packed kit.”