US-based implant device firm 4WEB Medical has launched a new Osteotomy Truss System, which meets a surgeon’s osteotomy needs with 74 size options of foot and ankle implants.
The new system has been developed 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.
4WEB Medical president Jessee Hunt said: "Within a short amount of time surgeons have already utilised 55 of the Osteotomy Truss System’s 74 sizes in surgery, demonstrating the significant market demand that 4WEB Medical has now addressed.
"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 system has been designed by using 3D-printed truss implant technology, which uses engineering principles such as structural mechanics and adjacent material reaction to develop foot and ankle implants.
The company’s previous osteotomy wedge systems include only 15 to 18 implant sizes that offer limited options to surgeons.
Foot and Ankle Surgeon John Crates said: "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.
"Additionally, the structural mechanics and surface topology of the Osteotomy Truss System promote osseous incorporation and potentially accelerate healing."
The company’s other implant platform includes Cervical Spine Truss System and ALIF Spine Truss System, which can be used by neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons.
Image: Osteotomy Truss System Wedge. Photo: courtesy of PRNewsFoto/4WEB Medical.