Woven Orthopedic Technologies was created by combining the needs of a surgeon, the vision of a team of experts steeped in decades of orthopedic industry experience, and the advanced capabilities of bio-textile manipulation.
It all started one evening in the operating room when orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Alexander Manning Jones, was performing a standard fracture fixation procedure. During the procedure, Dr. Jones was inserting plate and screw technology when he noticed that the hardware was not engaging the patient's bone as well as was needed to achieve appropriate fixation. Based on his training, Dr. Jones considered the different improvised techniques he could use but was frustrated that there was not a simple, off-the-shelf device that could secure a screw immediately. As a result, Dr. Jones contemplated the idea of an implant that could be used to augment compromised screw engagement consistently and in a variety of scenarios. Dr. Jones' design, combined with today’s precise methods of interlacing fabrics, enabled the birth of a unique bio-textile solution, The OGmend Implant System.
In March 2013, under the leadership of a team of industry experts, Woven Orthopedic Technologies was born.