WishBone Medical: Transforming Pediatric Orthopedics with Sterile-Packed Procedure Kits
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Nick Deeter, President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board
It is a typical day at a pediatric orthopedics clinic; the on call surgeon has three hemiepiphysiodesis (guided growth) procedures lined up on his schedule. The first child enters the operating room (OR) at 8 am, and after an hour-long surgery, the surgeon informs the parents of the procedure’s success. Following this, the reusable cases and trays are reprocessed and sterilized using autoclaves, which take up to four hours. Meanwhile, the second patient—who had not eaten since the previous night in preparation for the surgery—and his parents are getting restless because of the long wait time between surgeries. After the second successful procedure, the third patient had the same grueling experience due to the slow sterilization process before finally entering the OR around 4 pm. This is the story of every pediatric orthopedics surgery across the U.S.
WishBone Medical is flipping this script with its single-use, sterile packed procedure kits, enabling fast, efficient, and precise pediatric orthopedic procedures. With WishBone Medical’s sterile procedure kits, the surgeon would be done with all three surgeries before noon without risking contamination or compromising the patient experience.
“Our goal is getting the right implants, instruments, and tools into the hands of pediatric surgeons around the world and driving a better way to perform safe and precise orthopedic procedures,” says Nick Deeter, President, Chairman of the Board and CEO of WishBone Medical.
Established in 2016, WishBone’s mission is to address the global unmet need for anatomically appropriate orthopedic implants, which has been a persistent issue for decades.
Pediatric orthopedic implants are often designed to be smaller versions of adult products. However, if a surgeon utilized such an anatomically misaligned implant, it would disrupt a child’s growth and may even cause additional deformities.
On the other hand, even when hospitals use rigorous autoclaving for sterilization, there is still a risk of infection caused by contaminated surgical carts, trays, and instruments. WishBone Medical addresses these problems with its sterile-packed, single-use disposable procedure kits comprising anatomically appropriate implants and surgical instruments.
Apart from these unmatched competencies, what differentiates WishBone Medical from its market contemporaries is its ability to manage the entire supply chain of its portfolio in-house. The company leverages deep manufacturing capabilities to produce implants and instruments, while its sterile packaging prowess aids in ensuring that every procedure kit possesses multi-barrier sterile packaging. At the same time, WishBone Medical works closely with key opinion leaders in the pediatrics domain to always be up-to-date on the emerging needs and prevalent problems surgeons face. With such capabilities strengthening the operational and supply chain facets of its business, WishBone Medical is continually supporting pediatric healthcare providers in eliminating the need for time-consuming decontamination processes, simplifying pre-procedure setup, and improving the overall OR turnaround time.
Our goal is getting the right implants, instruments, and tools into the hands of pediatric surgeons around the world and driving a better way to perform safe and precise orthopedic procedures
WishBone Medical’s proven track record of transforming pediatric orthopedic surgeries has led to multiple partnerships with leading healthcare organizations like Vizient Inc. and Premier Inc. Together with these partners, WishBone Medical has become the exclusive orthopedics provider for 242 out of 268 children’s hospitals across the U.S. The company now plans to develop similar partnerships with an additional 4,300 hospitals currently performing pediatric surgeries using off-label surgical implants. In addition, WishBone Medical aims to capitalize on the meteoric rise of ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) by collaborating with key opinion leaders to start a dedicated ASC driven service for pediatric orthopedic surgeries. This forward looking mindset, combined with the mission to transform pediatric orthopedics, poises WishBone Medical to revolutionize procedures in the U.S. and worldwide.
Management Nick Deeter, President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board
Description WishBone Medical is a Warsaw, IN, based pediatric orthopedic company focused globally on the unmet needs of children suffering from orthopedic issues. WishBone’s mission is to provide highly differentiated pediatric implants, instruments and solutions in single-use, sterile-packed procedure kits to surgeons and their pediatric patients who are still growing… Because kids are not just little adults.
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