3D Printing

4WEB Medical Given FDA Clearance

4WEB Medical, a leader in 3D printed orthopedic implants, has announced that they have recieved 510K clearance from the FDA, for their lateral interbody fusion device. The product will be marketed under the trade name ‘Lateral Spine Truss System’.

“The Lateral Spine Truss System represents a significant advancement in treatment options for lateral spine surgery,” said Frank Cammisa, MD, Professor and Chief Emeritus of the Spine Service at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. “As evidenced in recent porous metal product launches, many companies have failed to recognize the full design potential of what 3D printing brings to the orthopedic arena. 4WEB’s proprietary truss implant technology leverages fundamental engineering principles in structural mechanics to address important clinical issues such as implant subsidence after lateral access surgery.”

The Lateral Spine Truss System (LSTS) will have a large amount of options in regards to sizing, which allows the product to be customized for a variety of patients, and allow for integrated instrumentation. The implants will also feature single-use sterile packaging, ensuring that the implants are sterile and allowing the to be used by countries with laws where sterile packaging is required by law.

“4WEB has achieved a significant milestone that allows us to address the majority of fusion procedures and approaches performed today. We now offer Truss Implant Technology for every mainstream surgical technique used in spine surgery,” saidJim Bruty, Sr. Vice President, Sales and Marketing of 4WEB. “4WEB will continue to be on the cutting edge with meaningful innovation in spine surgery by pioneering implant function through structural design.”

About 4WEB Medical

4WEB Medical is an implant device company founded in 2008 in Frisco, 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. Over 10,000 of 4WEB’s truss implants have been utilized in surgery since 2013.

For more information about 4WEB Medical, 4WEB’s Truss Implant Technology, and the Spine Truss Systems, please visitwww.4WEBMedical.com.