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MPO History

MicroPort Orthopedics is a global medical device company specializing in the design, manufacture and marketing of reconstructive joint devices and related services.

Our products and services are based on a legacy in orthopedics of over 60 years.

Our global company merges a culture focused on quality and attention to detail, expertise and innovation. Our innovative spirit has driven us to deliver a continued focus on high quality orthopedic products and services that patients and surgeons prefer. By doing this, we aim to improve the longevity and quality of life of our patients, while addressing the demands of the changing healthcare landscape.

  • Acquisition by MicroPort 2013
    Acquisition of Wright’s Hip & Knee business by MicroPort Scientific Corporation. Established Arlington, TN as the U.S. headquarters for MicroPort global orthopedic business
  • SuperPath® 2008
    SuperPath® Direct Superior Approach. Wright Medical Technology introduces the first Direct Superior Approach to the Hip Joint.
  • NASDAQ anniversary 2006
    5 Year Anniversary – NASDAQ opening bell ceremony
  • New headquarters 2006
    Wright Medical EMEA opens new European Headquarters in Amstelveen, the Netherlands
  • NASDAQ 2001
    Wright Medical Group Inc. completes public offering of stock on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange
  • Acquired 1999
    The company is acquired by Warburg Pincus Equity Partners and a group of investor’s European orthopedic leader, Cremascoli Ortho Group, merges into Wright
  • ADVANCE® knee system 1998
    Wright Medical Technology introduces the ADVANCE® knee system
  • Wright Manufacturing purchased 1997
    Wright Manufacturing is purchased by Dow Corning
  • Bone void filler 1996
    Wright Medical Technology introduces its first bone void filler
  • Name transition 1993
    Wright Manufacturing becomes Wright Medical Technology
  • Street Heel 1950
    Wright Manufacturing Company introduces its first product, the all rubber “Street Heel”
  • Wright Manufacturing 1950
    Frank Wright forms Wright Manufacturing Company in Memphis
  • Frank O. Wright 1944
    Frank O. Wright becomes the Memphis area sales rep. for Richards Manufacturing Company
  • Richards Manufacturing 1934
    Don Richards forms Richards Manufacturing Company in Memphis, TN.
  • Zimmer formed 1927
    Justin O. Zimmer forms Zimmer in Warsaw, IN.
  • Don Richards 1925
    Don Richards (J.O. Zimmer’s first cousin) joins DePuy as sales rep. in the Memphis area
  • Zimmer joins DePuy 1905
    Justin O. Zimmer joins DePuy as first sales representative
  • Manufacturing started 1895
    DePuy Manufacturing started in Warsaw, IN as the first commercial orthopedic manufacturer