Implant device company 4WEB Medical has announced that it has exceeded 30,000 implants of its proprietary Truss Implant Technology worldwide. The announcement was made at the recent annual meeting of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS).
“We are extremely excited to reach the 30,000-implant milestone with over 650 surgeons having utilised our Truss Implant Technology in just five years. The 3D printed implant market has seen exponential growth since 4WEB obtained the first FDA approval for a 3D printed spine implant in 2012. Numerous companies have now launched 3D printed implants, but 4WEB has maintained its differentiation in the market due to a lack of design innovation from these new implant manufacturers,” said Jessee Hunt, 4WEB President and CEO. “Their focus seems to be on micro-porous structures, which are basically a rebrand of the trabecular/porous metal designs from the late 90s. This is unfortunate as micro-porous metal is intended for fixation rather than fusion. We are proud to offer surgeons a one of a kind open architecture design that improves surgical outcomes in a continually expanding marketplace.”
The technology was launched in 2012 and the company now offers a full portfolio of implants for spine, foot and ankle, and patient specific orthopaedic surgeries.
“We had a strong first quarter of 2018 and are pleased with our growth in terms of revenue, cases and users,” said Jim Bruty, 4WEB Medical's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Our spine business grew 43 per cent in surgeon users while our foot and ankle business increased by 54 per cent. Next month we will be expanding our Posterior Spine Truss System to include additional sizes and lordotic angles which will further add momentum to our growth in the quarters to come.”