Smith and Nephew Orthopaedics

Manufacturer of surgical replacement joints

Smith & Nephew plc, 15 Adam Street, London WC2N 6LA (HQ); Orthopaedic HQ: Smith & Nephew Inc., 1450 Brooks Road, Memphis, Tennessee 38116 USA; Orthopaedics UK: Warwick; 1986: Richards Medical Company (USA) purchased, leaders in many orthopaedic fields; 1987: Acquisitions in France of Cogemo S.A., manufacturers of continuous passive motion machines, and Sanortho S.A., a leading manufacturer of general orthopaedic implants; 1995: Smith & Nephew acquired the business of Professional Care Products Incorporated (ProCare), a Californian-based orthopaedic accessories company, now integrated with Smith & Nephew DonJoy; 1997: Smith & Nephew Inc. announce the formation of a new Healthcare Division, headed by Brian Splan based in Memphis, Tennessee combining sales teams of the orthopaedic and endoscopy divisions, and corporate managed care functions under one operating umbrella; 1999: Smith & Nephew acquires 3M Corporation's shoulder and hip implant and instrumentation business; 2000: November: Purchase of Orthopaedic Biosystems Ltd Inc.