How We Got Here

Randy Theken (pronounced “taken”) is the founder of Theken Companies, including NextStep Arthropedix and NextStep Extremities. Mr. Theken was born and raised in Northeast Ohio. He began four orthopedic medical device companies, known as the Theken Family of Companies.  Theken Spine, LLC designs, develops, manufactures and distributes spinal fixation devices nationwide. Theken Disc, LLC designs and develops high-technology medical device products, such as a microelectronic artificial replacement spinal disc. Therics, LLC designs, develops and manufactures a variety of synthetic bone substitute products. A master-degreed electrical and mechanical engineer, Randy Theken and his rapidly growing family of companies are making significant impact on the spinal implant industry.

Mr. Theken was born and raised in Northeast Ohio. After finishing graduate school at the University of Akron, he founded Theken Orthopaedic. Five years later, he founded Theken Spine. In mid-2003, Theken Disc was founded to specifically focus on R&D development of next generation spinal arthroplasty devices. July 2005 Mr. Theken formed Therics, LLC as an Ohio corporation through the purchase of ownership from Tredger Corporation. After being purchased by Integra in 2008, he ran the spine dvision for a short period of time. 



2016

NextStep Extremities was founded: focusing on the design and development of hand, ankle, and foot implants.
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2013

NextStep Arthropedix was founded: focusing on the design and development of joint implants.
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2005 - 2008

Mr. Theken formed Therics, LLC as an Ohio corporation through the purchase of ownership from Tredger Corp.
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2003 - 2008

Theken Disc, LLC was founded specifically to focus on research and development of next generation spinal arthroplasty devices.
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1992 - 2008

Theken Spine, LLC was founded: designing, developing, and manufacturing a full range of spinal fixation products.
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1992 - 2008

Theken Orthopaedic, Inc. was founded providing mechanical testing/FDA regulatory services of orthopedic implants for major medical device companies generating hundreds of FDA submissions each year.
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