Extremity Medical partners with Dr. Joel Vernois to develop new minimally invasive surgical techniques for foot and ankle surgery

PARSIPPANY, NJ, May 13, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Extremity Medical, a global medical device company focused on developing innovative upper and lower extremity implants and instruments, today announced that Dr. Joel Vernois has partnered with Extremity Medical to develop new minimally invasive surgery (MIS) techniques and specialized instrumentation techniques for foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Vernois will also help Extremity Medical develop medical education courses focused on these MIS techniques.

Dr. Vernois brings over 20 years of clinical, academic and industrial experience. He is a specialist in foot and ankle surgery and one of the leading innovators in MIS techniques. He has developed specific MIS procedures for chevron osteotomies as well as mid and hindfoot procedures. He developed the PROStep™ surgical technique for Wright Medical which is now the standard for minimally invasive distal bunion surgery. Dr. Vernois is a teacher who has trained surgeons in these techniques all over the world.

Matthew Lyons, CEO, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Extremity Medical, said, “Extremity Medical is focused on developing MIS techniques that can provide significant benefits to patients, such as minimal scars, less pain and faster recovery time. Dr Vernois Expertise in this area will be instrumental in helping Extremity Medical commercialize these techniques. »

Dr. Vernois was trained in France at the Jules Verne University of Picardy and held a management position in the orthopedic department of the University Hospital of Amiens, France, until 2015. He is currently a surgeon orthopedic consultant at the Sussex Orthopedic NHS treatment center in the UK. where he has been since 2008 and works in a private practice in Paris at the Institute of Foot Surgery (Institut de La Cheville et du Pied, Paris 75015). He is the past president of the Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Society (MIFAS) and the Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery Research Group. He has authored or co-authored over 40 journal articles and book chapters.

Dr. Vernois obtained a doctorate in medicine and general surgery from the University of Amiens in 1999 and graduated in foot and ankle surgery from the University of Paris in 2002. He also obtained additional diplomas in specialties of Orthopedic Traumatology, Forensic Medicine, Spine Pathology, Clinical Methodology and Epidemiology, and Biomechanics.

About Extremity Medical, LLC
Extremity Medical, LLC, was founded in 2008 and is a privately held medical device company based in Parsippany, NJ. The company is known for creating innovative implants and instruments for upper and lower limb orthopedic procedures, including fusion and motion preservation. The company is focused on developing solutions for difficult cases that promote better outcomes, especially in patients with poor bone quality.

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