4WEB expands product portfolio with Osteotomy Truss System's 74 size optionsCHICAGO, Sept. 19, 2014 — (PRNewswire) — 4WEB Medical announces the formal launch of the largest offering of 3D-printed foot and ankle osteotomy implants on the market today at this weekend's American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society annual meeting in Chicago. The Osteotomy Truss System is a comprehensive solution for all of a surgeon's osteotomy needs with 74 size options included in one versatile set. Previously available osteotomy wedge systems had smaller offerings of only 15 to 18 implant sizes, which limited a surgeon's ability to select the ideal implant for their clinical needs. "Within a short amount of time surgeons have already utilized 55 of the Osteotomy Truss System's 74 sizes in surgery, demonstrating the significant market demand that 4WEB Medical has now addressed," said Jessee Hunt, President of 4WEB Medical. "Due to the breadth of this offering, the Osteotomy Truss System brings an FDA-cleared solution closer to a design that is tailored for patient-specific needs." The Osteotomy Truss System is indicated for internal bone fixation and osteotomies in the foot and ankle, such as Evans lengthening osteotomies, opening wedge osteotomies of Hallux Valgus, and Cotton opening wedge osteotomies.
Beyond the comprehensive offering of implants the Osteotomy Truss System provides, there is something even more revolutionary about 4WEB Medical's launch —3D-printed truss implant technology. 4WEB Medical's 3D-printed truss implant technology utilizes engineering principles such as structural mechanics and adjacent material reaction to produce innovative foot and ankle implants. The company's intricate truss implant designs are not able to be produced with legacy manufacturing technology such as machining and cast molding currently used by most medical device companies. "Similar to the technology used in bridges, skyscrapers, and airplane wings, truss designs provide strong structural support and integrity when implanted within the body with the goal of sustaining angular corrections," said John Crates, MD, Foot and Ankle Surgeon. "Additionally, the structural mechanics and surface topology of the Osteotomy Truss System promote osseous incorporation and potentially accelerate healing." 4WEB Medical is the leader in 3D-printed medical technology as the first company to receive FDA clearance for an additive manufactured spine implant. Its surgeon customers have placed over 2500 3D-printed implants in patients since 2012 in foot and ankle, spine, and other orthopedic procedures.
4WEB Medical is an implant device company founded in 2008 by President and CEO Jessee Hunt in Frisco, TX. 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 implant platform. The 4WEB Medical product portfolio currently includes the following FDA-cleared implant systems, offering comprehensive surgical solutions to neurosurgeons, orthopedic spine surgeons, and foot and surgeons: the Cervical Spine Truss System, the ALIF Spine Truss System, and the Osteotomy Truss System.
For more information about 4WEB Medical, Truss Implant Technology, and the Osteotomy Truss System, please visit www.4WEBMedical.com.
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