OrthoFix International N.V.
What is now Orthofix International began in Verona, Italy, from the work of orthopedic researcher Giovanni De Bastiani, of the University of Verona. . Toward the end of the 1970s, De Bastiani proposed the concept of dynamization, based on the natural ability of bone to repair itself. . He developed a modular system of external axial frame devices that could be fitted to a bone, allowing micromovement at the fracture site to stimulate bone healing. . Together with a group of surgeons and an industrial engineer, De Bastiani founded Orthofix in 1980 in order to continue the development of these devices and to bring them to market. . By the 1990s, our products were sold in more than 50 countries. .