Orthopedic Implant Manufacturers

If you’ve received an orthopedic implant (a replacement hip or shoulder, for example) and would like to learn more about the company that manufactured it, that information is just a click or two away. All orthopedic implant supply companies have websites for patients who are using their products (or will be).

If you aren’t sure what company produces the implant your ​orthopedic surgeon used or plans to use, ask. Once you have that information you can visit the company website directly. The list that follows will get you started.

Hip replacement, illustration

Zimmer Biomet

This company was founded in 1927 in Warsaw, Indiana, where its headquarters are still based. It has operations in more than 40 countries around the world. Zimmer Biomet manufactures replacement joints for the knee, hip, shoulder, foot, ankle, and elbow.

They also make disc replacements for the neck and back, hardware for correcting spinal deformities such as scoliosis, and a breastbone closure called the SternaLock Blu for use after open-heart surgery. Their pectus support bar is used in patients with pectus excavatum (sunken chest syndrome). They also offer dental implants and prosthetics.

Contact Information

345 East Main Street

Warsaw, IN 46580

(800) 447-5633

You can complete a form on the website to send a message.


DePuy Synthes

A division of Johnson & JohnsonDePuy Synthes, was founded in 1895 and according to the company website, was the “first orthopaedic manufacturing business in the world.” They offer products for hip, knee, and shoulder replacement, in addition to products for use in many other types of operations, including facial and cranial reconstruction.

In 1998, Johnson and Johnson acquired DePuy Synthes. Fun fact: DePuy Synthes also makes a metal plate and screw combination that’s used to fix dogs’ faulty knees.

Contact Information

700 Orthopaedic Drive

Warsaw, IN 46582

(800) 473-3789

Email: RA-DPYUS-Customer@its.jnj.com



This Britain-based company has roots as a small pharmacy in the tiny town of Hull, England, first owned and operated by Thomas James Smith in the mid-1800s. When Smith died in 1896, his nephew Horatio Nelson Smith took over the company.

According to the Smith+Nephew website, in 1914, the younger Smith met with representatives of the president of France, resulting in a contract to supply surgical and field dressings to soldiers fighting in the war. From here, the company grew and restructured in 1998 to focus on wound management, endoscopy, and orthopedics.

In 2001, the company became a constituent member of the FTSE-100, meaning that they are in the top 100 companies traded on the London Stock Exchange. They create joint replacement systems for knees, hips, and shoulders, as well as instruments and technologies used in the repair of soft tissue injuries.

Contact Information

150 Minuteman Road

Andover, MA 01810

(978) 749 1000

You can contact Smith & Nephew via the “Contact Us” page on their website



According to the company’s website, when orthopaedic surgeon Homer Stryker “found that certain medical products were not meeting his patients’ needs, he invented new ones. As interest in these products grew, Dr. Stryker started a company in 1941 to produce them.”

The company provides implants for the hip, knee, foot, ankle, hand, wrist, and shoulder. They also offer maxillofacial surgical solutions, a line of products for foot and ankle surgeons, spinal solutions, instruments and technology for the OR, and more.

Contact Information

Stryker Global Headquarters

2825 Airview Boulevard

Kalamazoo, MI 49002 USA

(269) 385-2600


Wright Medical Group

The first orthopedic product offered by this Memphis, Tennessee-based company, was the “street heel”—a rubber heel designed by company founder Frank O. Wright to ease the discomfort and potential back problems associated with walking on the hard steel heel of a leg cast. Today, Wright Medical Group (now part of Stryker) provides solutions for the foot, ankle, hand, elbow, shoulder, and wrist (including tendons and ligaments).

Contact Information

Wright Medical Group

1023 Cherry Road

Memphis, Tennessee 38117

(800) 238-7117

By Jonathan Cluett, MD
Jonathan Cluett, MD, is board-certified in orthopedic surgery. He served as assistant team physician to Chivas USA (Major League Soccer) and the United States men's and women's national soccer teams.