Orthofix, LimaCorporate partner for a solution to high hip dislocation
Orthofix Medical Inc. and LimaCorporate announced a licensing partnership for the US market to provide a new solution for patients with chronic hip dislocation, according to a press release.
The partnership combines Orthofix’s Fitbone Intramedullary Nail System with LimaCorporate’s 3D printed pelvic fixation solution to enable correction in patients with leg length discrepancy prior to total hip replacement surgery, according to the release.
“We are excited to partner with LimaCorporate to bring together our complementary technologies to address the previously unmet needs of patients requiring a personalized and unique complex hip replacement solution,” Kimberly Elting, president of global orthopedics at Orthofix, said in the statement. “This solution will be the only offering in the United States for select patients with hip dysplasia or hip abnormalities resulting in leg length discrepancy, and reflects the strength and versatility of the Fitbone platform,” Elting added.
“This partnership is an important opportunity for us to explore new segments and support even more American surgeons and their patients,” Emmanuel Bonhomme, CEO of LimaCorporate, said in the release. “In addition, the collaboration with the ProMade Point of Care Center (PoC Center), which opened last year, will bring added value in terms of experience and knowledge combined with our cutting-edge technologies in custom prostheses. .”