3D Printed Posterior Spine Truss System Launched by 4WEB Medical

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. “Read more

Source: prnewswire.com

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