CoNextions Medical to Premier Revolutionary Tendon Repair Technology at AAOS

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Orthopedic Surgeons Invited to Receive Hands-on Demonstrations of Innovative New Device, Procedure at Annual Meeting

CoNextions Medical, Inc. (, an innovation-driven medical device company founded by leading figures in the Utah life sciences community, announced today that it will both premier and demonstrate its next-generation tendon repair technology, CoNextions TR, from March 2-4 at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2016 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

CoNextions TR is designed to deliver several significant advantages over suture-based tendon repair, which is the current standard of care, including: stronger repair strength to enable early active motion; consistent and standardized outcomes; a simpler and faster surgical technique; and an improved quality of recovery for patients.

The company welcomes surgeons who will be attending AAOS to receive hands-on demonstrations of the novel CoNextions TR device to see for themselves the revolutionary advance it represents for tendon repairs in flexor and extensor tendon lacerations in the hand and forearm, flexor and extensor tendon repair in the foot, and peroneal tendon repairs in the ankle.

“For decades, surgeons have repaired tendons with suture-based techniques that are complex and yield unpredictable outcomes,” said Richard J. Linder, Co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of CoNextions Medical. “The lack of innovation in tendon repair has forced highly skilled surgeons to perform long, tedious, non-standardized and challenging surgeries with tools that have not advanced anywhere near the pace of other medical technologies,” Linder continued.

“Because of this situation,” Linder added, “every year tens of thousands of patients with hand, wrist, foot, ankle or other tendon injuries that need surgical repairs risk adverse outcomes and long rehabilitation processes that restrict their ability to work and reduce their quality of life. This is why we are so excited about the potential CoNextions TR has to both simplify surgical repairs and achieve superior clinical outcomes,” Linder concluded.

“This is why we started the company,” said Erik N. Kubiak, MD, an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and CoNextions Medical’s Co-founder, Chairman of the Board and Chairman of its medical advisory board. “We founded CoNextions out of a desire to create a better quality of life for patients with tendon injuries,” noted Kubiak, “because of high complication rates, all too often patients cannot return to the full activity and mobility they enjoyed prior to injury.”

“The demonstrations we will be offering as part of our launch at this year’s AAOS Annual Meeting will be the first opportunity a wide spectrum of orthopaedic surgeons will have to try CoNextions TR for themselves,” Kubiak added, “and we are excited to put it in their hands and hear their thoughts on the device.”

Hands-on demonstrations of the CoNextions TR device and procedure will be available to surgeons both at the CoNextions booth and in a private meeting room for three days during AAOS: Wednesday, March 2 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Thursday, March 3 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Friday, March 4 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. To receive your personalized demo, simply drop by booth #761, visit the CoNextions Medical website –, or schedule a select time by contacting Angela Bailey, Senior Vice President of Marketing, at (801) 580-4049 or

About CoNextions Medical
Founded in 2011, CoNextions Medical, Inc. is a privately held company located in Sandy, Utah. They are an innovation-based medical device company dedicated to achieving safer, stronger, and more durable tendon repairs worldwide marked by faster rehabilitation, fewer complications and lower long-term costs.

For additional information about CoNextions Medical or the CoNextions TR, contact Angela Bailey, Senior Vice President of Marketing, at (801) 580-4049 or abailey(at)conextionsmed(dot)com.

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