News: 4WEB Medical Announces First U.S. Surgeries with Curved TLIF Device
Further Bolsters Successful 2016 for 3D Printed Implant Leader
Curved Posterior Spine Truss System Implant
BOSTON, Oct. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 4WEB Medical, the industry leader in 3D printed implant technology, announced today at the annual meeting of the North American Spine Society (NASS) that the first surgeries utilizing the company's Curved Posterior Spine Truss System (PSTS) for TLIF procedures were recently performed. Cameron Carmody, MD, of Texas Spine Consultants in Dallasstated, "The Curved TLIF device from 4WEB provides yet another viable treatment option that leverages the company's patented truss implant technology. I have tried several of the new titanium implant designs on the market produced with additive manufacturing and the 4WEB technology has provided the best clinical outcomes for my patients. In addition to excellent clinical results, the 4WEB implant portfolio stands above the rest with the widest range of devices for ALIF, TLIF, Cervical, PLIF, and Lateral spine procedures."
Jeffrey Wise, MD, Blue Ridge Orthopaedic and Spine Center, who also utilized the Curved TLIF PSTS upon its market release said, "With virtually every company now promoting a 3D printed porous titanium implant with stimulative surface roughness, it is refreshing that 4WEB continues to innovate with implants that are uniquely differentiated. While 4WEB¹s truss implants have at least three times more surface area for cell adhesion and differentiation than competitive products, the most important feature is found in the structural mechanics associated with the truss design. The kinetic load distribution throughout the entire fusion column delivers microstrain to adjacent cellular material which can aid in healing by capitalizing on the concepts described by Wolff's law."
The successful launch of the Curved TLIF system adds another important strategic milestone to 4WEB's string of achievements in 2016. "New product launches have made a significant contribution to 4WEB's growth and expansion this year," said Geoffrey Bigos, 4WEB Medical's Vice President of Spine Sales. "Year to date growth over the previous year has surpassed 103% in both revenue and unit sales. The Q4 addition of the Curved TLIF implant and the expected Q1 launch of the Lateral Spine Truss System will certainly set the stage for a repeat performance in 2017."
4WEB Medical is an orthopedic device company founded in 2008 in Dallas, 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. The company 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 includes the Cervical Spine Truss System, the ALIF Spine Truss System, the Posterior Spine Truss System, the Lateral Spine Truss System, and the Osteotomy Truss System. 4WEB is actively developing truss implant designs for knee, hip, trauma and patient specific orthopedic procedures.
For more information about 4WEB Medical, 4WEB's Truss Implant Technology, and the Spine Truss Systems, please visit www.4WEBMedical.com.