First US surgeries performed with additively manufactured curved TLIF device

November 10, 2016

First US surgeries performed with additively manufactured curved TLIF device

Curved Posterior Spine Truss System implant from 4Web

4WEB Medical based in Frisco, Texas, USA, announced at the annual meeting of the North American Spine Society that the first surgeries utilising the company’s Curved Posterior Spine Truss System (PSTS) for transforaminal lumbar interbody fusions (TLIF) procedures have now been performed. Additively manufactured from titanium, the company’s curved PSTS implants offer numerous advantages over other designs.

“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,” stated Cameron Carmody, MD, of Texas Spine Consultants in Dallas. “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 utilised the Curved TLIF PSTS upon its market release stated, “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 capitalising 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,” stated 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.”

www.4WEBMedical.com

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