Who we are

Vilex is a high growth manufacturer of precision engineered extremity solutions for orthopaedic surgery. As a privately-owned small business, we are passionate and dedicated to collaborating with surgeons to develop safe and effective products to improve patient outcomes. We proudly design and manufacture our implants in the United States and view our manufacturers and distributors as strategic partners. In addition to our implants, Vilex provides power equipment accessories to hospitals and surgery centers in the United States and minimally invasive surgeons throughout Europe and the Americas.

Our Mission

Together with our strategic partners, Vilex is committed to providing unparalleled service, innovative medical devices, and cost-effective solutions to hospitals, surgery centers, and surgeons in the orthopaedic community.


Vilex was founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1996 by Abe Lavi, PhD, an entrepreneur and former Professor of Electrical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.  In 1997, Vilex gained notoriety with development of the first 2.0mm cannulated bone screw. In 2001, Vilex acquired UAM, a well known supplier of hand-held power equipment and surgical accessories. In 2008, Vilex relocated its corporate offices to McMinnville, TN.


As a Tennessee company, Vilex expanded its presence in foot and ankle. Vilex achieved important milestones in product development, improved processes, and quality, including ISO certification in 2013 through the efforts of the dedicated employees in McMinnville, Tennessee.

Since 2014, Vilex refocused its efforts in new product development and has experienced unprecedented growth. As an agile company with a history of success, Vilex is eager to execute on its strategy and continue to develop as a leader in the orthopaedic device market. We invite you to Advance With Us.