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Acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 1998, DePuy, Inc., pronounced [d-pewː], is part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices & Diagnostics group. The company develops and markets top notch products under the Codman, DePuy Mitek, DePuy Orthopaedics and DePuy Spine brands. DePuy Orthopaedics designs, manufactures, markets and distributes products for reconstructing damaged or diseased joints and for repairing and reconstructing traumatic skeletal injuries. DePuy Spine products facilitate fusion of the spine and correction of spinal deformities, preserving motion of the spine and repairing bone fractures. Codman products provide for the surgical treatment of neurological and central nervous system disorders through products such as hydrocephalic shunt valve systems, implantable drug pumps and micro-surgical instrumentations. DePuy Mitek products offer innovative devices in sports medicine for the treatment of soft tissue injuries.
Founded 1895 in Warsaw, Indiana by Revra DePuy, DePuy Manufacturing began designing and building fiber splints to replace wooden barrel staves that were used to set fractures.
DePuy is now operating from several countries, including the United Kingdom, Japan, France, Germany, Ireland and Australia. In many other countries, DePuy operates as a brand under the Johnson & Johnson Medical organization.
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