Healthcare Industry News: cervical spine
News Release - October 14, 2015
4WEB Medical Announces Launch of 3D Printed Posterior Spine Truss SystemCHICAGO, Oct. 14, 2015 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- 4WEB Medical announced today at the North American Spine Society annual meeting in Chicago that the company has launched its Posterior Spine Truss System in the U.S. market. The Posterior Spine Truss System is a comprehensive line of interbody fusion devices with applications across a wide array of posterior spine approaches including PLIF, TLIF, and Oblique procedures.
"The Posterior Spine Truss System represents a significant advancement in treatment options for my lumbar spine patients", said S. Babak Kalantar, M.D., Chief of Orthopedic Spine Surgery at Georgetown University Hospital. "The expansion of 4WEB's novel truss implant technology into posterior spine procedures will allow me to utilize an implant with proven clinical benefits across the majority of spine surgeries that I perform."
Encompassing 150 implants, the Posterior Spine Truss System affords surgeons a wide range of options that provide an optimal match for each patient's unique anatomy. The implants provide innovative functionality such as a biconvex web structure that distributes the load over a larger surface area at the endplate interface to minimize subsidence.
4WEB also has FDA cleared implants for cervical and anterior lumbar procedures. The company was the first medical device manufacturer to commercialize a 3D printed spine implant in the U.S. Since 2013, close to 6000 of 4WEB's 3D printed truss implants having been used in surgery worldwide.
"While many orthopedic companies are beginning to utilize 3D printing as a manufacturing process, they continue to produce antiquated annular designs that have been on the market for years," said Joseph O'Brien, M.D., Medical Director of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at The George Washington University Hospital. "4WEB is unique in that they are the only company in the spine implant market to maximize the opportunity that 3D printing affords by producing truss designs with distinct structural mechanics that have considerable potential to accelerate healing for my patients. These patented structures were not even possible to manufacture at this scale until only a few years ago. "
4WEB Medical is an implant device company founded in 2008 by Jessee Hunt in Frisco, Texas. Thirty years of research in topological dimension theory led to the discovery of a novel geometry, the 4WEB, that can be used as a building block to create high-strength, lightweight web structures. Mr. Hunt leveraged this breakthrough along with cutting-edge 3D printing technology to develop 4WEB Medical's proprietary truss implant platform. The 4WEB Medical product portfolio currently provides implant solutions for Neuro and Orthopedic surgeons. The platform includes the cervical spine Truss System, the ALIF Spine Truss System, the Posterior Spine Truss System and the Osteotomy Truss System. 4WEB is actively developing truss implant designs for knee, hip, trauma and patient specific procedures.
Source: 4WEB Medical
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