Tornier NV is a medical device company founded in the year 1940. The Company, along with its subsidiaries, provides solutions to surgeons that treat musculoskeletal injuries and disorders of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, ankle and foot, which refers to as "extremity joints." It sells to these surgeons a joint replacement, trauma, sports medicine and biologic products to treat extremity joints. In foreign markets, the Company also offers joint replacement products for the hip and knee. Its customers are surgeon specialists focused on extremity injuries and disorders, along with general surgeons and podiatrists that perform extremities-related surgical procedures. The Company competes with orthopaedic manufacturers, such as DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Biomet, Inc., Zimmer Corporation and Stryker Corporation, and established mid-sized orthopaedic manufacturers, such as Arthrex, Inc., Wright Medical Group, Inc., Exactech, Inc., Integra LifeSciences Corporation and ArthroCare Corporation. The Company is subject to regulation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, other federal governmental agencies and state agencies in the United States and similar foreign governmental authorities in countries located outside the United States.