He replaced his fiber splints with wire cloth splints.
He added more than a dozen employees to the payroll.
Through a series of leaders, owners, acquisitions, collaborations and joint ventures, De Puy Manufacturing transformed from a company that made splints to a leader in developing and manufacturing implants and instruments to treat a wide range of diseases and disorders of the musculoskeletal and neurological systems.
Along the way, there were many company “firsts.” De Puy introduced the first mobile bearing knee system in the United States, the LCS® Knee System.
D., of Harvard Medical School and a leading pioneer in the field of neurosurgery.
The mobile bearings are designed to more closely duplicate the biomechanics of a normal knee while maintaining low contact stress between the bearing surfaces. Knee System that the company began commercializing in 1986. Thackray now operates under the name De Puy International Limited in Leeds, United Kingdom.
Today, De Puy Synthes Companies employs approximately 18,000 people across 60 countries and generates billion in annual sales.