Field Orthopaedics Announces Plans to Debut Award-Winning Micro Screw at AAOS in Las Vegas
Field Orthopaedics, a rapidly growing Australian orthopaedic devices company that focuses on the design and manufacturing of orthopaedic devices to address the shortcomings in the trauma, extremities and biological markets, today announced plans to showcase its FIELD MICRO SCREW SYSTEM at the 2019 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting in Las Vegas on March 12- 15, 2019.
At the 2019 AAOS Annual Meeting, Dr Chris Jeffery, CEO of Field Orthopaedics and Dr Greg Couzens, world-renowned hand surgeon, will showcase the FIELD MICRO SCREW SYSTEM for the first time since it received FDA 501(k) clearance in July 2018 and began manufacture.
The FIELD MICRO SCREW SYSTEM has been created to increase efficiency with the potential to significantly reduce complications in the management of orthopaedic injuries and the fixing of fractures in the hand and wrist. It features a range of 1.5 mm and 2.0 mm diameter cannulated compression screws ranging in length from 6 mm to 16 mm in 1 mm increments, 0.6 mm single trocar K-wires of 70 mm length plus a specifically designed instrument kit, tailored to the insertion of the 1.5 and 2.0 FO Micro Screw.
In 2018, the FIELD MICRO SCREW SYSTEM won Product Design Gold at the 2018 Australian Good Design Awards® for its ergonomic design and ground-breaking storage, safety and sterilization capabilities.
Field Orthopaedics CEO, Dr Chris Jeffery, said the FIELD MICRO SCREW SYSTEM was the first of several projects in the Field Orthopaedics portfolio, which have been created to address under-serviced markets and realise solutions to problems impacting patient care and outcomes.
“At Field Orthopaedics, we think differently. We work in partnerships, to innovate, realising new products with novel value,” said Dr Jeffery. “Field Orthopaedics was created from within the medical community, with the founders forming a significant collaboration with surgeons and researchers to identify their greatest industry problems and work alongside them to create innovative solutions.
“Our win at the Australian Good Design Awards®, proved that medical devices can be both functional and aesthetic. In the designing of the Micro Screw System we not only realised a new product with improved performance, but we considered the user ability to deliver a solution with improved ergonomics and function.”
Operating since 2015, Field Orthopaedics’ unique, collaborative business model is based on immersion of the medical and engineering disciplines with world-renowned surgeons rather than the traditional silo method of product development.
“We have overhauled the traditionally expensive, time-consuming and complicated task of medical device development and creation to build a culture and platform that gives surgeons access to experienced design and engineering teams to turn the problems they face every day into solutions,” Dr. Jeffery said.
“This collaborative, problem-focused model of development combined with our new-age, start-up spirit of execution has seen these efficient and economically advantageous results for the Field Micro Screw and for our other products in development.”
Field Orthopaedics at AAOS:
Dr Chris Jeffery from Field Orthopaedics and Dr Greg Couzens can be contacted at the AAOS via Dan Darges from ADEPT Orthopedic Executives 877-647-4708
About Field Orthopaedics
Field Orthopaedics is a rapidly growing Australian Orthopaedic devices company that focuses on the design and manufacturing of orthopaedic devices to address the shortcomings in the trauma, extremities and biological markets. With their team of surgeons, engineers and researchers, Field Orthopaedics has created a range of orthopaedic devices that provide evidence-based solutions for longstanding concerns in extremity surgery.
Currently, the company has several projects in their portfolio, one of which has US FDA approval and three of which are in active development expected to gain regulatory approval within the next three years. Formed to bring back innovation to medicine, Field Orthopaedics creates products that address under-serviced markets and that realise solutions to problems impacting patient care and outcomes. Field Orthopaedics was created from within the medical community, with the founders forming a significant collaboration with surgeons and physicians to identify their greatest industry problems and work alongside them to create innovative solutions.
Field Orthopaedics is passionate about innovation and utilises profits to support ongoing orthopaedic research. The team believes that collaboration is the key to innovative design and is proud to develop and manufacture products that not only make sales, but also make a positive difference by empowering users and greatly improve outcomes.